NEW LONDON, Conn. – Freshman Kaitlyn Mooney has been named CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week, presented by First Command, for becoming the first Coast Guard Academy runner, male or female, to win a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship this past weekend.
With her victory, Mooney was also named NEWMAC Rookie and Runner of the Year.
Mooney crossed the line in 17:52, 17 seconds ahead of senior Mary Eccles of MIT. Her time was the third fastest in program history.
She finishes the season winning four of the five races she entered and setting both the 5K and 6K program record. Mooney earned NEWMAC Runner of the Week honors four times this year and was also named USTFCCCA National Runner of the Week after her performance at the Saratoga Invitational.
Coast Guard is back in action on Saturday, November 11th when they take part in the NCAA Division III New England Championship.