NEW LONDON, CONN.--(9/20/11)--The Coast Guard Academy women's cross country team has earned a regional ranking for the first time in five years by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The Bears, who have posted back-to-back second place finishes to open the 2011 season, are ranked 10th in the newest New England Division III poll.
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. Gollin won with a time of 19:43.
Last week, the Bears placed second at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational, the second place finish ties the program's best finish at that Invitational.
Coast Guard placed three runners in the top 20 among a field of over 200 runners. Freshman Beth Gollin was again Bears top finisher finishing in 8th place with a time of 18:40. Junior Sarah Blatt and freshman Ellie Wu finished next covering the 5k course in 19:14 and 19:17 placing 15th and 19th respectively.
The Bears will compete at the Williams Purple Valley Classic on Saturday.
November 12, 2011 Bears Place 13th at N.E. Championship
November 5, 2011 Bears Place 14th at ECAC's
November 4, 2011 Trio of Bears Named to All-Academic team
October 31, 2011 Gollin Earns All-NEWMAC; Bears Place Third
October 15, 2011 Bears Place 8th at Conn. Invite
October 8, 2011 Bears Win Earley Invitational
September 24, 2011 Bears Place 9th at Williams
September 20, 2011 Bears Earn Regional Ranking
September 17, 2011 Bears Place Second at UMass Dartmouth Invite
September 10, 2011 Gollin Wins Smith Invitational