Bates Sets School Record at Terrier Invitational

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The Amherst women recorded a pair of top-25 finishes in the 1000-meter run.

BOSTON, Mass. - Sophomore Naomi Bates (Washington, D.C.) led the Amherst women's indoor track & field team at Boston University's Terrier Invitational, breaking a 21-year-old school record and finishing 14th in both the 200-meter dash and the long jump.

Bates turned in a time of 25.71 in the 200m before posting a jump of 4.89 meters in the long jump to record the Jeffs' highest finishes of the day. Teammate Jessica Mueller '13 (East Freetown, Mass.) came in 25th with a jump of 4.65 meters.

Bates' time in the 200 was more than half a second faster than the previous Amherst record of 26.34, which was set by Tarsha Echols '94 back in 1991. 

Sophomore Amy Dao (Boxborough, Mass.) led Amherst in the 1000-meter run, coming in 18th with a time of 3:06.34. Senior Marlis Gnirke (Wellesley, Mass.) turned in a time of 3:12.19, good for 25th in the field of 49.

Junior Keri Lambert (Amherst, Mass.), coming off a first-place finish in the 1000-meter at Wesleyan last weekend, came in 23rd in the mile run amongst 116 runners, clocking in at 5:01.48.

Amherst returns to action at the Smith Tartan Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 4.