Godsey places second in NCAA track tourney


LISLE, Ill. – Keelin Godsey capped his collegiate athletic career at Bates College by placing second in the shot put at the 2006 NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships Saturday at Benedictine University, earning a 16th All-America honor.

Godsey’s top throw of 46 feet and 10.25 inches was second only to his rival, Wisconsin-Oshkosh senior Robyn Jarocki, who topped out at 55 feet, 0.25 inches, breaking the Division III record of 52-0.25 formerly held by Bates alumna Liz Wanless.

Godsey hit his day’s best throw on two occasions, and was nearly seven inches beyond third-place finisher Joni Claypool of Linfield College (46-3.5).

All total, Godsey’s collegiate career in track and field includes 17 entries into Division III outdoor or indoor nationals. In 16 out of those 17 appearances, Godsey came in fourth place or better, including two NCAA championships in the hammer throw.

Godsey broke his own Division III hammer throw record on Friday at 206 feet, 5 inches.

Long wait

Jeff Caron of Auburn competed in the NCAA East Regional Track and Field Championships for University of Maine on Friday in Greensboro, N.C..

Caron waited through a rain delay and began the 5,000 meters at 11 p.m., Friday evening. He finished 23rd overall with a time of 14:59.74.The meet wrapped up the 2006 season for the Balck Bears.