MEDFORD, Mass.-Junior Beth Gollin won the 1 mile run to pace seven Coast Guard athletes to nine top ten finishes at the 2014 Tufts Cupid Challenge on Saturday.
Gollin won the 1 mile event by a slim 7/100 of a second, finishing in a time of 5:08.87 to highlight a successful day for the Lady Bears. Coast Guard's other top performers were seniors Abigail Bishop and Hannah Seeland whom each collected a pair of top ten finishes.
Bishop placed eighth in the long jump with a distance of 16 feet, 5 inches and 10th in the 200 meter run, finishing in 27.08 seconds. Seeland claimed a third place result with a throw of 48 feet, 4.75 inches in the weight throw after launching a toss of 36 feet, five inches in the shot put for a 10th place finish. Seeland was bested by teammate senior Emily Trudeau in the shot put when Trudeau's best toss landed at a distance of 40 feet, 4.75 inches, enough to tie her school record in the event.
The Bears also got quality results from junior Kendall Auth, senior Kristin Euchler, and sophomore Madison Ahlers. Auth was sixth in the 5000 meter finishing in 18:59.77 while Euchler was seventh in the 1000 meter and Ahlers placed eighth in the 400 meter with times of 3:10.20 and 1:03.29 respectively.
Coast Guard returns to action on Friday, February 21st when they compete at the Division III New England Championships at Boston University.