Three other athletes with local ties are expected to compete this week at the U.S. Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis.

Olympic racewalker Kevin Eastler is the top seed in the 20-kilometer walk.

The Farmington native, who is a captain in the Air Force and competed in Athens in the 2004 Games, has already met the ‘A’ qualifying standard for the 2008 Olympics with a time of 1:22:56.

Two Bates College graduates are also among the athletes entered.

Liz Wanless, who graduated in 2004, is seeded fourth in the shot put. A member of the 2005 U.S. team that competed in Helsinki, Finland, Wanless has a season-best toss of 60 feet, 2 inches. She’s won the bronze medal in the last two national championships.

Sixteen-time Bates All-American Keelin Godsey is entered in the hammer. The 2006 graduate, who still holds the NCAA Division III record, enters off a personal best of 207-.


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