Gollin Wins Smith Invitational

NORTHAMPTON, MASS.--(9/10/11)--In her collegiate debut, freshman Bethany Gollin was the overall winner leading Coast Guard to a second place finish among 16 teams at the season opening Smith College Invitational.

Coast Guard finished with 34 points, Wellesley College took first with 29.

Gollin took an early lead and held it as she traversed the Smith 5K course in 19:43. Coast Guard second finisher was sophomore Meghan Kalinowski placing 6th overall running 20:29.

Next in scoring place was junior Sarah Blatt who was 8th overall with a time of 20:34: Rounding out the top five Coast Guard finishers were two freshman, Mary Hazen and Ellie Wu placing 9th and 10th both running 20:34.

Also posting strong performances were freshman Cameo Ulbricht (21:07; 17th), senior Katie Schumacher (21:37; 25th), and freshman Kendall Auth (21:37; 26th).

Next weekend, Coast Guard will travel to compete at the UMass Darmouth Invite.