GODSEY A HALL-OF-FAMER: Former Bates College women’s track standout Keelin Godsey has been inducted into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division III Athlete Hall of Fame, the coaches association announced Thursday.

Keelin Godsey, a 2006 Bates College graduate, was a multiple-time All-American and two-time national champion for the Bobcats. Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College

Godsey, a 2006 Bates graduate, was a two-time NCAA Division III champion in the hammer throw and a 16-time All-American during his Bobcats career.

Godsey came out as transgender prior to his senior season.

“I want to thank all my coaches,” Godsey said in a Bates College media release announcing the hall of fame induction. “Carolyn Court, Joe Woodhead, Al Fereshetian and Jay Hartshorn. Coach Jay was really instrumental in making everything smooth at Bates during my last year. And honestly, I can’t thank coach Fletcher Brooks enough too. Without them, I never would’ve gotten this.”

Godsey’s two-year stay at the top of the hammer throw charts in 2005 and 2006 included an NCAA Division III and championship meet records in the event. He first set the meet record in 2005, with a title-winning toss of 195 feet, 4 inches. That was more than 10 feet short of the division record that Godsey broke earlier that season.

In 2006, Godsey’s college career was capped with a record throw of 206 feet, 5 inches that stood until 2017.


Godsey also excelled in the weight throw, once ranking second in Division III history in the event after dueling with 2017 hall of fame inductee Robyn Jarocki of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh during the 2005 indoor championships.

Godsey still holds Bates program records in the hammer throw, 20-pound weight throw (65-11.75) and discus (166-6).

BATES, TUFTS SPLIT: Bates College scored twice in the eighth inning to beat Tufts 10-9 in the first game of a NESCAC doubleheader on Saturday.

The Jumbos took the second game 5-0.

Tufts’ Connor Flavin homered in the top of the eighth to break an 8-8 tie.

The game was originally scheduled to be played in Lewiston but due to weather was moved to Tufts’ home field. That gave the Bobcats the last at-bat, and they took advantage.


Gibby Sullivan singled home Joe Yoxall to tie the game again, then Liam Yardley singled home Brennan Kelley to give the Bates a walk-off win.

The Jumbos 11-8, 3-1) rolled past the Bobcats (10-8, 2-3) in the second game.

The game was scoreless until the third inning, when Tufts (11-8, 3-1) scored two runs. The Jumbos added one more run in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings.

Tufts pitcher Silas Reed (3-1) struck out 17 baters seven innings and only allowed three hits.

BATES 12, CONN. COLLEGE 9: The Bobcats were seeing quadruple, scoring three goals in each of the four quarters during Saturday’s NESCAC win in New London, Connecticut.

Lauren Wong started off the scoring in the first quarter with an unassisted goal for Bates (5-6, 1-5 NESCAC). Wong led the Bobcats with three goals overall. Also adding to the goal-scoring mix was Laci Raveis, Caroline Taggart and Hanna Matthews with two goals each, and Emma Austin, Sadie O’Neil and Grace Cassin with one goal apiece.


For the Camels (6-5, 2-5), Aine Downey scored a game-high five goals, and one goal each was scored by Campbell Johnston, Greta Panke, Caroline Bruce and Kate Coughlin.

Connecticut College outshot Bates 35-28. Bates goalkeeper Avery Lehman logged 14 saves, and Camels goalkeeper Violette Nidds tallied 10.

SUNY MORRISVILLE 21, UMF 4: The Mustangs led the Beavers 7-0 after the first quarter and stayed in the lead and to coast to the NAC win in Morrisville, New York.

Emma Dunn scored the lone goal in the first half for UMaine-Farmington (3-5, 0-2 NAC) off an assist by Lydia Eastman. The Beavers added the other three goals in the fourth quarter, with one scored by Ruby McMinis and two from Oxford Hills graduate Ashlee Farrar. Both of Farrar’s goals were off of free position shots.

Maddie Baum scored a game-high five goals for SUNY Morrisville (2-6, 1-0). The Mustangs outshot the Beavers 41-9. UMF’s goalie, Skye Cotnoir had 11 saves, while SUNY’s goalie, Rebecca Thomas, had two stops.

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