NEW LONDON, Conn. – Freshman Kaitlyn Mooney has been named the CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week presented by FirstCommand for winning her Coast Guard debut at the Trinity Invitational and helping the Bears to a second place finish.
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).
Coast Guard also sealed up the first point of the year against Merchant Marine in the race for the Superintendent's Trophy.
Mooney was also named New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) athlete of the week as well.
The Bears are back in action on Saturday, September 23rd when they travel to Williamstown, Massachusetts for the Purple Valley Invitational hosted by Williams.