NORTON, Mass. - Freshman Kaitlyn Mooney ran a school record in the mile as the women's track and field team saw a number of fast times at the Wheaton Invitational Saturday night.
Mooney became the first woman in program history to break five minutes in the mile crossing the line in 4:59.42 for first place. Her time is currently the fifth fastest in all of Division III and fourth in New England. Junior Anita Green crushed a PR in the mile as well, running 5:12.69 which is in the top 50 in Division III and is the fifth fastest in program history.
The Bears 4x400 of sophomore Anna Beck, freshman Maeve Roach, sophomore Adora Lawrence and senior Ashlee Johnson ran the third fastest time in school history with a time of 4:04.22. Their time is the 13th fastest in Division III and the third fastest in New England.
Senior Gabbie Troise and freshman Leilani Salang continue to a have stellar year in the throws for Coast Guard as Troise took first place in the weight throw (50-7.5) followed by Salang in third with a throw of 46-10.25. The duo then went 2-3 in the shot put with Troise throwing 38-8.35 and Salang throwing 37-4 which is the 10th longest throw in program history.
Lawrence and Johnson both qualified for the Division III and Open New England Championship in the 800 as Lawrence finished in 2:19.57 (second place) followed by Johnson in third (2:20.02). Lawrence's time is fifth in school history and Johnson's time is seventh. Roach was seventh, crossing the line in 2:27.95 and freshman Mia Huncharek was 10th (2:31.57).
Beck tied Marvourneen Dolor (2001) with the seventh fastest time in school history in the 200 with a time of 27.37 (fifth place). Junior Caroline Jenkins was ninth, crossing the line in 27.67.
Coast Guard is back in action on Saturday, February 3rd, when they travel to both the Wesleyan Invitational in Middletown, Connecticut and the All-Division New England Championship at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts.