Women's track and field takes second at Camel Invitational

NEW LONDON, Conn.-The Coast Guard women's track and field team placed second out of six teams at the Camel Invitational hosted by Connecticut College on Saturday.

Junior Abigail Bishop led Coast guard with a first and second place finish in individual events, while also helping a relay team to a second place finish on the day.

In the track portion of the meet, 14 Coast Guard runners, including 10 different individuals recorded points.

Freshman Madison Ahlers recorded a victory in the 400 meter in a time of 1:02.13, while sophomore Jalle Merritt placed third in a time of 1:06.05.

Sophomore Beth Gollin claimed a victory in the 1500 meter and a second place result in the 5000 meter with times of 5:06.32 and 19:07.84, respectively.

Senior Natasha Hope also claimed a second place finish, doing so in the 100 meter with a time of 13.52

The 4x400 team consisting of Merritt, Ahlers, junior Elizabeth Baumsteiger, and junior Abigail Bishop placed second with a time of 4:25.70

In the field events, Coast Guard stood out at 11 student-athletes (eight different) recorded points on the day for the Bears.

Bishop finished second in the high jump recording a mark of 1.40 meter and won the long jump competition with a 4.80 meter leap.

Freshmen Casey Fall (2.90 meters) and Monet Masters (2.75 meters) came second and third, respectively, in the pole vault. Classmate Katie Nielson finished second in the shot put with a mark of 10.56 meters

Sophomore Kyle Sutschek (34.88 meters) and junior Hannah Seeland (38.28 meters) recorded victories in the discus and hammer throw, respectively.

Coast Guard returns to action on Saturday, March 30th with their only home meet of the season, as they host the CGA Spring Invite.

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