MANCHESTER, Conn. – Freshman Kaitlyn Mooney made her Coast Guard debut count as she bested the field by over 40 seconds as the Bears opened with a second place finish at the Trinity Invitational at Wickham Park.
Coast Guard also sealed up the first point of the year against Merchant Marine in the race for the Superintendent's Trophy.
Host Trinity came in first with 29 points while Eastern Connecticut was third with 94 points.
Mooney crossed the line in 19:01.5 to beat the next closest runner by almost 46 seconds. Her time is the 10th fastest 5K in program history moving her just ahead of Sarah Blatt (2009).
Coast Guard is back in action Saturday, September 23rd when they travel to Williamstown, Massachusetts for the Purple Valley Invitational hosted by Williams.