April 6, 2013

Women's track and field wins four events in Dartmouth

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass.-Coast Guard freshman Monet Masters took first place in the pole vault while setting a school record by clearing 10' 8" at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational. The previous record of 10'6" was held by Betsy Baker set in 2003.

As a team, Coast Guard placed second in the 14 team field, being bested only by UMass Dartmouth in the team score.

Freshman Casey Fall took second in the pole vault clearing 10'. In the throwing events, the bears had several strong performances. Sophomore Kyle Sutschek won the discus throwing 118' 8" m and finished fifth in the shot put. Junior Hannah Seeland was second in the hammer throw with a mark of 138' 3", fourth in the discus and third in the shot put. Freshman Katie Nielsen was the runner up in the shot out with a toss of 34' 10.25".

In the running events, sophomore Beth Gollin set the pace by winning the 5000 meter run in 18:38.82. Freshman Jess Mulroy ran her first collegiate 3000 meter steeple chase and placed second with a time of 12:33.52. Also, running well in the distance events was freshman Rachel Hill placing second in the 1500 meters crossing the line in 4:59.39.

In the running events, junior Abby Bishop was the first place finisher in the 100 hurdle with a time of 16.24. Bishop also ran the lead off leg of the second place 4x400 relay with teammates Hill, junior Liz Baumsteiger, and senior Maddie Ede. The lady bears ran a time of 4:13.18.

The Bears return to action on Saturday, April 13th for a tri-meet with WPI hosted by Springfield College.

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