Bears 16th at New England Championship

Junior Gretchen Krause
Junior Gretchen Krause

WATERFORD, Conn. - Junior Gretchen Krause led Coast Guard to a 16th place finish at the Division III New England Championship.

Coast Guard scored 543 points and was the third NEWMAC school to finish in the race.

Williams won the meet with 44 points placing four runners in the top ten.

Krause covered the 6k course in 23:05.1 for a 66th place finish. Behind her was junior Bonny Turnage in 104th place crossing the line in a time of 23:43.1.

The next two finishers for the Bears were freshmen Nina Ragle (117th place) and Anita Green (126 place) who ran 23:55.8 and 24:05.5 in their first trip to the regional meet.

Rounding out the scoring for Coast Guard was senior Jessica Mulroy who finished in 130th place with a time of 24:07.6.

The Bears look forward to next season as they return 12 runners to a team that showed promise and growth. Congratulations and good luck to seniors Andrea Barrameda, Melissa Keeley, Tara Larkin, Jessica Mulroy, and Carolyn Smith.