Mooney Second at Williams College Purple Valley Invite, Sets School Record

Kaitlyn Mooney
Kaitlyn Mooney

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Freshman Kaitlyn Mooney came in second place and the ran the fastest 6K in school history as the women's cross country team competed at the Williams College Purple Valley Classic Saturday morning.

The Bears finished in 17th place with 482 points. NEWMAC rival MIT won with 55 points while McGill was second with 91.

In her first collegiate 6K, Mooney ran 22:02.00 for second place behind only two-time All-American Taryn Cordani from Ithaca. Her time is the fastest in program history moving Mooney ahead of Beth Golin who ran 22:16 in 2013.

The second runner across the line for Coast Guard was senior Rachel Burchill in 102nd place (25:28.1) followed by sophomore Kirsten Carson in 111th place (25:40.4) and junior Nina Ragle in 128th place (26:13.5).

Freshman Maeve Roach was the Bears fifth runner finishing in 26:43.1 (139th place).

The final Coast Guard runner across the line was sophomore Olivia Suski who finished in 149th place (27:06.6).

Coast Guard is back in action next weekend when they head to Saratoga, New York for the Saratoga Invitational.