Lesley Bautista Earns Patriot League Track & Field Honors

Jan. 27, 2009

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross senior Lesley Bautista (St. John's, Newfoundland) has been named the Patriot League Female Field Performer of the Week for her performance in the pole vault Friday, Jan. 23 at the Terrier Invitational in Boston, Mass. Bautista led the women's track and field team with a fifth place finish in the pole vault, clearing a height of 3.5 meters and qualifying for the New England Indoor Championships on Feb. 27.

This is the first time that Bautista has received this honor and the second time this season that Holy Cross has been awarded the field performer of the week honor. Senior Katherine Clifford (Norwood, Mass.) was named Patriot League Field Performer of the Week on Dec. 16 for her performance in the weight throw.

Holy Cross continues competition on Friday, Jan. 30 at the Reebok Indoor Games in Boston, Mass. Last season at the Reebok Games, Bautista finished fifth in the pole vault, clearing a height of 3.45 meters.