The indoor track and field team sent a cadre of athletes to the NCAA championships in Naperville, IL last weekend. The women’s team returned with an impressive collection of accolades. A top eight finish at nationals garners your All-American status, of which the women’s team had four over the course of the meet. Sally Ceesay ‘18 finished seventh in the triple-jump, Allison Hill ‘17 finished fifth in the 200-meter dash, and Jessica Wilson ‘17 anchored the distance medley relay on their way to a fourth place finished, and completed a successful quick turnaround by finishing fifth in the 3,000-meter race, rounding out Bates All-American finishes. These impressive performances propelled the team to an 11th place overall finish, the best indoor finish at the national meet since 2006, per the Bates office of sports information. The men’s team’s distance medley relay runners placed 10th in the meet, just outside the All-American window. Adedire Fakorede ‘18, the fifth and final member of the men’s team to compete in Naperville, finished in fourth place in the weight-throw. Fakorede earned All-American status for the second year in a row.
Alpine and Nordic Skiing
Kelsey Chenoweth ‘17 finished 20th in both the slalom and giant slalom races at the NCAA championships last weekend in Jackson, NH. Michael Cooper ‘19 placed 29th and 26th in the slalom and giant slalom races respectively. In the Nordic competitions, Sadie James ‘17, Bates’ lone Nordic skier at nationals, finished 32nd in the women’s 5K classic race, and 36th in the 15K freestyle event.
The men’s lacrosse team moved to 4-0 on the season, and 2-0 in the NESCAC, with a 23-17 victory over Amherst on Sunday afternoon. In their second game delayed by cold weather, Peter Lasagna’s men put on an offensive clinic, recording the most goals in a NESCAC competition in program history, per the Bates office of sports information. Kyle Weber ‘17 tallied a hat trick of hat tricks, netting nine goals. Mitchell Drake ‘18 recorded 20 saves in goal.
The softball team matched their 2016 season win total in their first weekend of competition this year. Maddie Inlow ‘17 led the Bobcats to an impressive 5-3 mark on their trip to Florida. Inlow went eight for 21 during the trip, tallying eight RBI’s and three home runs. The softball team plays Southern Maine Wednesday in their home opener.