Women's Track & Field Finishes 5th at Bates Invitational

Women's Track & Field Finishes 5th at Bates Invitational

LEWISTON, ME – The Saint Joseph's women's track & field team placed fifth with 16 team points in the Bates College Invitational on Saturday.

Top efforts from the competition include sophomore Doe Leckie (Naples, Maine) placing fourth in the 60 meter hurdles (10.02) and sophomore Amber Dostie (Standish, Maine) finishing fourth in the 1000 meter run (3:11.63) and sixth in the 600 meter run (1:44.27).

Sophomore Heather Eaton (Lincolnville, Maine) also performed well and placed eighth in the 3000 meter run (11:33.13).

Bates won the event with 201.50 points, nine ahead of Runner-up University of Maine (192.50). Colby College (149), Southern Maine (127), Bowdoin College (7) and Husson University (5) also competed in the event.

Saint Joseph's will compete at University of Southern Maine next Saturday at 1:00 PM.


Saint Joseph's College, founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy, celebrates its Centennial year in 2012 with a theme of "Realize the Promise" – honoring our commitment to educating well-rounded graduates who combine career focus with classic liberal arts studies. A Private, Catholic, primarily residential, coeducational liberal arts institution, Saint Joseph's welcomes students of all ages and all faiths. The campus, located 18 miles northwest of Portland and just two hours from Boston, encompasses 350 acres along the shore of beautiful Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine. Enrollment ranges between 1,000 and 1,100 students annually. Saint Joseph's offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education, nursing and business fields in a value-centered environment.