2014 Women's Indoor Track Season Preview
Coast Guard will return several top performers led by senior tri-captain Abby Bishop.
Bishop earned Division III All-New England honors last year with a fifth place finish in the pentathlon and will be counted on this season in the hurdles, relays as well as high jump and long jump.
Junior tri-captain Beth Gollin, coming off an outstanding cross country season in which she earned All-region honors, will be the leader in the mile, 3K and 5K events. She was an NCAA qualifier last year in the steeplechase during the outdoor season.
Senior Meghan Kalinowski, sophomore Carolyn Smith, who was the second highest CGA finisher at the New England cross country regional, along with freshmen Gretchen Krause and Chloe Benoist give the Bears a talented group of distance runners.
Senior Kristin Euchler along with freshmen Jennifer Haley and Bonny Turnage will lead the Bears in the middle distance events.
Sophomore Madison Ahlers will lead the Bears in the sprinting events. She had a best time of 1:01 in the 400 meters last season. Freshman Sarah Cummings will also we looked upon to score points as a sprinter.
The Bears return a trio of runners (Euchler, Ahlers and Gollin) from the Distance Medley relay team which placed fifth and earned All-New England honors indoors last season.
The 4x800 relay team which also earned All-New England honors with a fifth place finish indoors last season returners a trio in Gollin, Euchler and Kalinowski.
Sophomore Monet Masters, who holds the school record in the pole vault (10-8.25) returns to lead the Bears.
Coast Guard has plenty of talent returning in the throwing events this season.
Seniors Hannah Seeland, Emily Trudeau, junior Kyle Sutschek and sophomore Katie Nielsen are expected to be the top performers.
Seeland is the top weight thrower with a toss of 46-10.75 in the preseason while Trudeau, who did not compete last season, but was the 2012 NEWMAC Champion in the shot put with a throw of 40 feet, 4.75 inches is back.
Nielsen, who has a solid freshman season, had a season-best throw of 38-6.25 in the shot put while Sutschek, a discus specialist during the outdoor season, will be a big time contributor in both the shot put and the weight throw during the indoor season.
The Bears open the season on Jan. 18th when they host the Coast Guard Winter Invitational.