May 2, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior Lesley Bautista (St. John's, Newfoundland) from the women's track and field team is the recipient of the John A. Meegan Athletic Achievement Award. The award was presented at the 54th annual Holy Cross Varsity Club dinner, held at the Hogan Campus Center on Satruday, May 2.
Bautista set the school record in the pole vault (3.70 meters), and also ran a leg on the school record holding 4x100-meter relay team (47.66 seconds). She is also a former school record holder in both the 55-meter dash (7.39 seconds) and the 60-meter dash (7.96 seconds), and still ranks second in school history in both events. At the 2009 Patriot League Indoor Championship, Bautista placed second in the pole vault, third in the long jump and sixth in the 60-meter dash. In addition, she was second in the pole vault at the 2007 New England Indoor Championship, third at the 2008 Patriot League Indoor and Outdoor Championships, and fourth at the 2008 New England Indoor and Outdoor Championships.
Bautista has also been a three-time selection to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.