SOUTH HADLEY, Mass.- Freshman Gretchen Krause ran 2:20.76 in the 800 meter and placed seventh and junior Beth Gollin was fifth in the 1500 meter run crossing the finish on 4:46.84 as the Coast Guard women's track and field team placed fourth at the 2014 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Junior Kendall Auth broke the school record in the 10,000 meters and placed third running 38:49.02 while sophomore Carrie Smith took fourth with a time of 38:50.18. Junior Jessica Mulroy was fifth in the 3000 meter steeplechase finishing in 12:16.68.
The 4x100 meter relay team of senior Abigail Bishop, freshman Sarah Cummings, sophomore Aimee Valencia, and sophomore Madison Ahlers placed sixth running 55.83. The ladies 4x400 relay team of Cummings, freshman Jennifer Haley, Krause, and Bishop placed sixth.
Sophomore Monet Masters finished fourth in pole vault clearing 11 feet, 1 inch, good for a new school record. Classmate Casey Fall was sixth clearing 10 feet, 0 inches and Bishop was sixth in the long jump with 16'8.75".
In the throws, freshman Caitlin Piker won the javelin with a throw of 119'. Senior Hannah Seeland was second in shot put (35'8.75") and fourth in the hammer throw (142'3"). Junior Kyle Sutschek was second in discus (120'2"), fourth in shot put (34'11.25"), and eighth in the hammer throw (135'3").
Coast Guard finished in 4th place with 74.5 points tying their highest finish at the NEWMAC championships. MIT won with 224.333 while Wheaton 149.333 and WPI 100.833 were second and third, respectively.
The Bears will return to the oval on Thursday, May 1st when they travel to Springfield College to take part in the 2014 Division III New England Championships.