BOSTON, Mass. – Numerous school records fell as the Coast Guard women's track & field team competed at day one of the prestigious Dave Hemery Invitational hosted by Boston University.
The quartet of sophomores Anna Beck, Adora Lawrence, junior Caroline Jenkins and senior Ashlee Johnson ran 3:57.36 becoming the first 4x400 in program history to break four minutes in the event. It broke the school record of 4:01.68 set last season by Sarah Cummings, Jenkins, Madeline Colewell and Lawrence. Their time is the 11th fastest in Division III this season.
Freshman Kaitlyn Mooney followed up her New England Championship performance in the 3K last weekend with a school record time of 9:46.79. She breaks her school record from last weekend of 9:53.71 and is the only runner in program history to break 10 minutes in the event. She is fourth in the event in Division III.
Johnson made it two school records on the day running 1:17.64 in the 500, breaking her own school record of 1:18.52 set last season.
Beck just missed a personal best in the 400 crossing the line in 58.96 as she closes in on her mark of 59.77, which is the second fastest time in school history.
Lawrence continues to improve in the 800, running a PR time of 2:18.72 which moves her into fourth all time.
Junior Anita Green nearly broke three minutes in the 1000 as she beat her personal best by five seconds running 3:01.78 which is now the third fastest time in school history.
The Bears are back in action tomorrow at day two of the Dave Hemery Invitational and the Gordon Kelly Invitational hosted by MIT.