January 11, 2013

2013 Women's Indoor Track Season Preview

The Coast Guard women's indoor track and field team is in a position to make significant strides this season as nearly all of last year's top performers return this season. Captains senior Gina Caylor and junior Elizabeth Flint lead a talented young group of cadets.

The throwing events should be a strong source of points for the team with standouts including Division III-New England junior Emily Trudeau (12.31m, Shot Put) and Division III New England junior Hannah Seeland (14.09m, Weight Throw). At the 2012 Indoor Division III New England Championships, Seeland captured New England honors with a 45' 8" toss in the weight throw and Trudeau secured her honors with a school record throw of 40' 4.75" in the shot put. Also playing strong roles in the throwing events will be sophomore Kyle Sutschek and freshman Katie Nielsen. Flint (10.91m, Triple Jump) and Caylor (2.90m, Pole Vault) will be among the top performers in the jumping events. The Bears will also look to freshman Monet Masters to be a top competitor among New England talent in the pole vault.

A talented squad of middle and long distance runners include: All-New England runner sophmore Beth Gollin (5:11, Mile), junior Kristen Euchler (2:29, 800m), and junior Meghan Kalinowski (10:59, 3000m). Coach Ethan Brown will also look to freshmen Rachel Hill, Jessica Mulroy, and Melissa Keeley coming off of cross country as they play a strong role in the middle and long distance events.

Junior pentathlete Abby Bishop (26.05, 200m; 2983 points, Pentathlon) will look to be a strong performer in a number of events, as well as the Pentathlon later in the season. Last year, Bishop was Coast Guard's top all-around competitor, as she placed 8th in a field of 18 competitors in the Pentathlon at the 2012 Indoor Division III New England Championships.

Other talented freshmen Aime Valencia (hurdles), Madison Ahlers (sprints), Allyson Roesch (sprints), and Caroline Eastman (sprints/hurdles) should be expected to provide strong performances for the Track and Field team this season.

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