During the summer months, we want to take a look back at some of the outstanding accomplishments and special moments from the 2017-18 athletic seasons and revisit those events that each of our 25 teams celebrated this year.
We hope you enjoy looking back at the great accomplishments by our cadet-athletes and teams. We will go in alphabetical order today we highlight women's track and field. Next up on Wednesday, will be volleyball.
MOONEY AND DMR EARN ALL-AMERICA HONOR
The women's DMR earned All-America honors, finishing in seventh place at the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championship. Junior Anita Green (3:42), sophomore Anna Beck (58.6), senior Ashlee Johnson (2:16.6) and freshman Kaitlyn Mooney (4:52.5) crossed the line in 11:50.97 breaking their school record of 11:51.91. They become the first relay in program history to earn All-America honors and the first since Jackie James earned the honors in 2000 in the 55m dash.
Mooney later finished in 5th place in the 3K earning All-America honors for the third time this season.
She crossed the line in 9:40.81, breaking her own school record of 9:46.79. She was the first indoor track & field individual All-American since Jackie James earned the honors in 2000 in the 55m dash.
BEARS EARN BEST FINISH AT DIII NEW ENGLAND OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Coast Guard earned their best finish in program history as the Bears finished in third place with 60 points at the Division III Outdoor New England Championship. Freshman Kaitlyn Mooney was Coast Guard's top finisher, taking home first place in the 5K (17:11.75). The Bears 4x800 of freshman Maeve Roach, sophomore Olivia Suski, Mooney and senior Ashlee Johnson ran a school record time 9:31.13 for third place.
The 4x400 of junior Caroline Jenkins, sophomores Anna Beck, Madeline Colwell and Adora Lawrence also took third place, running the second fastest time in school history (3:59.11). Also earning All-New England Honors on the track was Lawrence and Beck in the 400. Lawrence was fourth (58.09) and Beck was fifth (58.47).
In the throwing events, senior Gabbie Troise set another school record taking third in the hammer with a throw of 165-.5 while freshman Leilani Salang finished in second place in the discus with a school record throw of 137-2 . Troise was also fifth in the shot with a distance of 39-7.75. Sophomore Emma Sims took fourth place in the 10K (39:39.02). The Bears final All-New England finisher of the day was sophomore Hollis Roush taking fifth in the heptathlon with 3862 points.
MOONEY ALSO EARNS BERTH TO NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
For the third time this year, freshman Kaitlyn Mooney qualified for the Division III National Championship.
Mooney placed 10th in the extreme heat in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The freshman phenom finished in 17:42.76 with temperatures in the mid 90's. She had the 15th fastest time in Division III this season in the 5K heading into the championship with a school-record time of 16:53.70 which she ran at the Silfen Invitational in April.