Women's Cross Country Coaching Staff

Jennifer "Jay" Hartshorn

Head Coach

Phone: (207) 786-6356 | Email: jhartsho@bates.edu 

Jennifer “Jay” Hartshorn enters her 15th season as head coach of women's cross country and track and field during the 2019-20 academic year.

She has led the Bates women's cross country team to the NCAA Championships three times, most recently in 2018 when the Bobcats placed 17th in the nation and Katie Barker '19 became the fourth Bates women's cross country runner to earn All-America honors under Hartshorn's tutelage.

Hartshorn came to Bates from Syracuse University, where she served as the top assistant in the track and field program from 2001 to 2005. She coached the cross country teams and led Syracuse’s distance runners in indoor and outdoor track and field.

Hartshorn, who has coached for the U.S. at the Pan American Junior Athletics Championship, holds USA Track and Field Levels I and II certifications.

From 1999 to 2001, Hartshorn was the assistant coach of cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field at Smith College, where she earned her master’s degree in exercise and sports studies. Previously, she was assistant indoor and outdoor track and field coach at her alma mater, Colby College, where she graduated in 1995 with a government major. At Colby, Hartshorn was an Academic All-American and NCAA qualifier in cross country; a three-time NCAA All-American in indoor and outdoor track and field; and captain of Colby’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams.

Arthur Feeley

Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

Email: afeeley@bates.edu

Arthur Feeley enters his 14th season working with the cross country and track & field programs at Bates College in 2019-20.

Feeley works with both the men's and women's cross country teams in the fall while focusing on tutoring the Bobcats' jumpers and hurdlers during the track seasons. He also serves as the women's cross country and track & field program's recruiting coordinator.

A graduate of Colby College, Feeley holds USATF Level 1 and Level 2 certifications with the Level 2 certification in distance.