Mooney, Zarlengo Earn All-America Honors

Mooney, Zarlengo Earn All-America Honors

GENEVA, Ohio  -- Sophomore Kaitlyn Mooney and junior Ben Zarlengo earned All-America honors to close out the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Mooney placed third in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:14.80 while Zarlengo had a school record throw of 187 feet, 6 inches on his fifth attempt to move up one spot to eighth to earn All-America honors.

Zarlengo had broken his own record of 185 feet with a throw of 185-9.25 on his second attempt before the huge throw to move him into the a top eight spot and earn All-America honors for the first time in his career. He had the 23rd best throw in Division III this season to narrowly earn the invite.

Mooney ran in the lead pack of four people for the first 12 minutes of the race before Annie Rodenfels made her move. Rodenfels, a senior from Centre won with a time of 16:55.45, almost 12 seconds ahead of second place Elise Ramirez (17:07.34).

Mooney, who won the 5,000 meters during the indoor national championship with a Division III record time of 16:23.12, earned four All-America honors this season as she placed fourth in cross country and was part of the DMR which placed third during the indoor season. She is now a 7-time All-American between cross country and track during her two-years at the Academy.

Also on Saturday, Adora Lawrence placed ninth in the 400 meters with a time of 57.84 for the Bears.