Bishop Named CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week

Bishop Named CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week

Coast Guard Academy junior Abby Bishop has been named the CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week as she placed second of 13 competitors in the pentathlon at the Tufts University Invitational on Friday.

Bishop, who already owns the school record in the pentathlon with 2,983 points, was the top Coast Guard performer of the weekend with her second place finish. She scored 2,944 on Friday which is the second highest score in New England Division III this season, the top 12 qualify for the Division III New England Championships at Bates on Feb. 15th and 16th.

She started off the day with a time of 9.87 in the 60 meter hurdles, the third fastest time in the competition. In the next event, she soared over a collegiate best of 4 feet, 10.5 inches in the high jump.

In the shot put, her best mark of the day was 29 feet, 5.5 inches followed by a long jump mark of 16 feet .75 inches, which was the second best performance in the competition. Closing out the day, Bishop ran a 2:37.45 in the 800 meters.

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