April 3, 1999  

Contact: Adam Levin
Phone: (207) 786-6411


Rhode Island College Invitational
at Providence, R.I.


PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Bates women's track and field team had a fine performance at their first meet of the outdoor season, placing second at the Rhode Island College Invitational, getting 12 NCAA Division III New England championship qualifying performances from 10 different athletes. Junior Erika Bristol (Williamstown, Mass.) qualified in two different events, placing second in the hammer with a toss of 136 feet, and fourth in the 100-meter hurdles, with a personal-best time of 16.9 seconds. First-year jumper Anya Belanger (Millbridge, Maine) Bates also qualified twice, tying for third in the high jump with a leap of four feet, 11 inches, and taking fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 33 feet even. The Bobcats picked up victories by Leah McDonald (Charleston, W. Va.) in the 400m Dash (1:01.6) and Pole Vault (6'6"), Jennifer Winslow (Lee, N.H.) in the Hammer Throw (134'5")

Women's Team Scores
1. Sacred Heart University 172.5
2. Bates College 130
3. Rhode Island College 131
4. Bridgewater State College 49.5
5. Stonehill College 42
6. Naval Academy Prep School 15
7. Salve Regina University 8

Bates Women Top 5 Finishers

200m Dash: Leah McDonald, 4th, 29.27
400m Dash: Leah McDonald, 1st, 1:01.84
800m Run: Ellen Humphrey, 2nd, 2:25.46
800m Run: Rebecca Skarbek, 5th, 2:33.86
1500m Run: Tracy Lyford, 2nd, 5:01.84
1500m Run: Kate Burakowski, 3rd, 5:02.54
3000m Run: Kate Burakowski, 2nd, 11:21.55
3000m Run: Ellen Humphrey, 4th, 11:37.27
5000m Run: Lauren Nally, 2nd, 19:57.00
5000m Run: Carly Tarr, 5th, 21:12.39
100m High Hurdles: Kathryn Ramer, 3rd, 17.22
100m High Hurdles: Erika Bristol, 4th, 17.43
Pole Vault: Leah McDonald, 1st, 6'06.00'
Long Jump: Anya Belanger, 5th, 15'04.5'
Triple Jump: Anya Belanger, 4th, 33'00.00'
High Jump: Anya Belanger, T3rd, 4'11"
Shot Put: Erika Bristol, 2nd, 32' 2"
Discus Throw: Jennifer Winslow, 3rd, 93'11.00'
Hammer Throw: Jennifer Winslow, 1st, 143'00.00'
Hammer Throw: Erika Bristol, 2nd, 136'06.00'
Hammer Throw: Kate Osborne, 4th, 132'10.00'
Javelin Throw: Molly Metcalf, 3rd, 101'11.00'

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