SOMERVILLE, Mass. — Bates College junior Elise Lambert moved to fourth in the NCAA Division III 800-meter national rankings after her first-place finish (2:10.68) at the Tufts National Qualifying Meet on Thursday.

Lambert came within 0.02 of a second of Bates’ 800-meter women’s record and moved from 20th in the D-III rankings to fourth after she passed Middlebury’s Cassidy Kearney on the final straightaway to earn the win. Ayden Eickhoff holds the Bates record of 2:10.66, which she marked in 2019.

The Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship will take place May 28-29 at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, North Carolina.

SOFTBALL
MESSALONSKEE 5, OXFORD HILLS 3: Maddy Card and Kiera Bumford had two hits each as the Eagles (9-1) took the KVAC victory in Oakland.

Bumford also drove in two runs, and Jordan Lambert contributed a double.

Trinity Bernard had three singles for the Vikings (7-2), while Haileigh Sawyer had a double.

BRUNSWICK 7, EDWARD LITTLE 3: The Dragons (8-3) used a six-run second inning to beat the Red Eddies (4-6) in Brunswick.

Sophia Morin led Brunswick with an RBI single and a double. Winning pitcher Ellie Sullivan struck out seven.

Edward Little got three hits from Maddie Emmert and two from Hannah Smith.

MADISON 9, WINTHROP 1: Brooke McKenney struck out 16 while allowing one hit, and also hit a home run to lead the Bulldogs to the MVC victory in Winthrop.

Landyn Landry had three hits, including a triple, for Madison (12-1).

Maddie Perkins had a single and a run for the Ramblers (6-5), while Bella Littler drove in a run.

GIRLS LACROSSE
FALMOUTH 15, LEWISTON 3: Falmouth (7-2) dominated the first half against the Blue Devils (5-2) and earned the road victory in Lewiston.

Falmouth, which outscored Lewiston 12-2 in the first half, had 11 goal scorers in the game, led by Avi Fishman, Abigail Blakeman, Eva Clement and Whit Adams with two goals apiece. Goalie Patty Riley only needed to make two saves in the win.

Lewiston’s Charlotte Gastonguay scored two goals and Shauna LeBlanc scored one, while goalie Emma Begin stopped seven shots.

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