BOSTON, Mass. – In her New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship debut freshman Kaitlyn Mooney took home first place helping to lead the Coast Guard women's cross country team to a third place finish Sunday afternoon.
With the victory, Mooney earned NEWMAC Rookie and Runner of the Year honors. She becomes the first champion in program history.
The Bears scored 110 points while MIT won for the 11th straight year with 20 points. WPI was second with 62 points.
Mooney crossed the line in 17:52, 17 seconds ahead of senior Mary Eccles of MIT. Her time was the third fastest in program history.
Coast Guard is back in action on Saturday, November 11th when they take part in the NCAA Division III New England Championship.