Kaitlyn Mooney has been named the CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week, presented by First Command after winning the national championship in the 5,000 meters and earning All-America honors in the DMR with a third place finish at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championship at the Reggie Lewis Center during Spring Break.
Mooney, who is now a six-time All-American with cross country and track, ran the fastest time ever recorded in Division III history to win and she becomes the first CGA female athlete to win a track national championship. Mooney blew away the field posting a time of 16:23.12, breaking the Division III record of 16:23.40 set by Amy Reagan of Stevens in 2016. She won the race by over 12 seconds as Annie Rodenfels from Centre was second with a time of 16:35.40.
Earlier this season, she posted a school-record time of 16:27.30 in the 5,000 meters she ran at the Boston University Dave Hemery Valentine Invitational which was the second fastest time in Division III history.
The women's DMR of Anita Green, Anna Beck, Adora Lawrence and Mooney would place third with a school-record time of 11:43.85 to earn All-America honors. Green ran a 3:37.9, Beck ran a 57.6, Lawrence had a split of 2:16.8 and Mooney finished strong with a time of 4:51.12.
Mooney placed fourth at the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country Championship in November to earn All-America honors for the second straight season.
Last year, she placed fifth in the 3,000 meters and was part of the DMR that placed seventh at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships.