Troise, Mooney Shine at Sorlien Memorial Invitational

Kaitlyn Mooney
Kaitlyn Mooney

KINGSTON, R.I. - Senior Gabbie Troise set a school record in the weight throw and freshman Kaitlyn Mooney won her first career race as the women's track and field team competed at the Sorlien Memorial Invitational hosted by University of Rhode Island.

Troise became the first thrower in program history to throw over 50 feet in the weight throw with a distance of 51-2.25 for an eighth place in finish. She was also fifth in the shot put with a throw of 39-2.25.

Mooney picked up where she left off during cross country season winning the 3K in 10:13.09 which is the second fastest time in program history and the 12th fastest in Division III. Sophomore Olivia Suski was sixth in the event with a time of 10:55.76 which is the ninth fastest time in program history.

Junior Anita Green was the next top finisher for Coast Guard running the sixth fastest time in program history (3:07.47) with a fourth place finish in the 1000.

The school record nearly fell in the 500 as senior Ashlee Johnson was less than a second away from her school record of 1:18.52 from last season crossing the line in 1:19.48 (seventh place). Sophomore Adora Lawrence  was right behind Johnson finishing in ninth place (1:19.90) which is the third fastest time in program history followed by freshman Maeve Roach in 1:23.46 (15th place) which is sixth fastest in program history.

The 4x400 of sophomore Anna Beck, Roach, Lawrence and Johnson ran the third fastest time in program history in 4:05.54 for a fifth place finish in the event. Their time is currently the seventh fastest time in Division III.

Beck also ran the ninth fastest time in school history in the 200 (27.53) finishing in 15th place.

Junior Caroline Jenkins was the final runner to set a top 10 program record as she ran 10.10 (15th place) in the 60 hurdles which is the fourth fastest time in school history.

In the jumps, sophomore Hollis Roush finished in ninth place with a leap of 15-10.5 which is fifth in program history. Freshman Alexis Willis finished in 11th place tying herself for the seventh longest jump in program history with a distance of 15-5.

The Bears are back in action next weekend as the multi-event athletes compete on Friday night followed by the rest of the team Saturday at the Wheaton College Invitational.

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