NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine -- The Bates women's cross country team, unranked in this week's national Division III poll, outpaced No. 29 RPI and tied with No. 33 Wellesley for second place out of four teams on Saturday at the Bates Invitational.
With each team's top 10 runners figuring into the scoring, No. 21 Tufts won the meet with 122 points, followed by Bates and Wellesley with 240 apiece. RPI, ranked fifth in the Atlantic Region in this week's polls, scored 254 to finish fourth. In the New England Region, Tufts is currently ranked fifth, Wellesley seventh and Bates ninth.
Junior Jessica Wilson (Cumberland, Maine) and senior Isabelle Unger (Charlotte, Vt.) finished eighth (18:56.7) and ninth (19:03.1) respectively out of 87 competitors to lead Bates. Also placing in the top 20 were junior Molly Chisholm (Wayland, Mass.) in 13th (19:11.3), sohpmore Katherine Cook (South Burlington, Vt.) in 17th (19:20.6) and first-year Sarah Rothmann (Andover, Mass.) in 19th (19:26.3).
First-year Hannah Austin (North Yarmouth, Maine), sophomore Mary Szatkowski (Buxton, Maine) and senior Addie Cullenberg (Farmington, Maine) took places 31-33 in 20:02.2, 20:02.4 and 20:06.7, respectively. Senior Julia Fisher (Philadelphia, Pa.) and first-year Katie Barker (Burlington, Vt.) completed Bates' scoring in 40th (20:20.2) and 42nd (20:22.2), respectively.
Bates next competes at the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University on Oct. 2.
November 14, 2015 Unger leads women's cross country to 12th out of 60 at NCAA Regionals
November 7, 2015 Women's cross country places eighth out of 46 teams at ECACs
October 31, 2015 Women's cross country places fifth at NESCAC Championships
September 19, 2015 Women's cross country tops RPI, ties Wellesley at Bates Invitational
September 12, 2015 Colby edges Bates in women's Class Wave cross country races
September 11, 2015 Women's cross country preview: Wilson to lead deep Bobcats