Mooney, Gallant Sweep NEWMAC Weekly Awards

Mooney, Gallant Sweep NEWMAC Weekly Awards

BOSTON, Mass. – Freshman Kaitlyn Mooney and sophomore Andre Gallant swept the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly awards as they were named NEWMAC men's and women's cross country athlete of the week.

Both teams also sealed up the first points of the year against Merchant Marine in the race for the Superintendent's Trophy.

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). Her first place finish propelled the Bears to a second place finish as a team.

Gallant finished in sixth place (17:04.8) helping the men to a second place finish as well. Coast Guard put their top five runners in the top 15.

The Bears are back in action on Saturday, September 23rd when they travel to Williamstown, Massachusetts for the Purple Valley Invitational hosted by Williams.