NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Monet Masters set a facility record in the pole vault leading the Bears to a second place finish in the season-opening Coast Guard Winter Invitational. The Bears also picked up point toward the Superindent's Trophy beating Merchant Marine which the Bears now lead 7-4 after today's action.
Masters won with a vault of 11 feet, 1.75 inches as the Bears finished with 148 points. Connecticut College won the meet with 172 points, Rhode Island College was third (129), Eastern Connecticut fourth (71) and Merchant Marine fifth (4).
Also for the Bears, Sarah Cummings won the 400 meters (1:04.57), Bonny Turnage won the mile (5:29.75), Jennifer Hayley in the 1,000 meters (3:18.33), Caroline Jenkins won the 55 meter hurdles (9.60) and Gabrielle Troise won the weight throw (47-1.75)
The Bears had five individual second place finishes. Callie Gunzenhauser in the 800 meters (2:40.42), Nina Ragle in the 1,000 meters (3:19.55), Anita Green in the 3,000 meters (11:15.17), Gabrielle Troise in the shot put (35-11.25), Alexia Troise in the weight throw (43-0.50)
Coast Guard's 4x800 relay team of Jess Mulroy, Ragle, Rachel Burchill and Green won in 10:51.22 while the Bears 4x400 relay of Madison Ahlers, Alexandra Cobb, Jenkins and Sarah Cummings placed second in 4:25.29.
The Bears are back in action next Saturday at the Bowdoin Invitational.