NEW LONDON, Conn. – Sophomore Kaitlyn Mooney has been CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week, presented by First Command. Mooney earns the honor after competing in the NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championships. For the second year in a row, Mooney placed fourth overall with a time of 21:04 to earn All-America honors.
Mooney wrapped up the cross country season on the national stage but before that, she won the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship for the second year in a row, clocking a time of 18:38. She also earned the NEWMAC Cross Country Athlete of the Year award for the 2018 season. After winning the New England Division III Championship for the second year in a row with a 20:43 time, she was also named the 2018 New England Region Athlete of the Year.
Mooney helped lead the Coast Guard women's cross country team to a successful season. Coast Guard finished in third place at the NEWMAC Championship and finished eighth overall in the New England Division III Championship.