Ahlers, Troise Break School Records

Ahlers, Troise Break School Records

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Senior Madison Ahlers and sophomore Gabrielle Troise both broke school records as Coast Guard finished in second place at the Springfield Invitational.

The Bears scored 96 points for second place while Westfield State won with 103 points.

Ahlers finished second in the 400 meter dash, running 1:00.50. She broke Emily Zalewski's record of 1:00.53 that she set back in 2010.

Gabrielle Troise was second in the hammer with a throw of 160-7, breaking Jen Wescott's record of 159-11.25 from 2003. Gabrielle was also third in the shot (39-5.25) and fourth in the discus (114-5).

Other top finishers for Coast Guard on the track was freshman Caroline Jenkins, who won the 400 meter hurdles (1:07.86) and was fifth in the 100 hurdles (16.31). Freshman Nina Ragle took first in the 3000 meter steeplechase crossing the line in 12:15.42. Sophomore Rachel Burchill earned a third place finish in the 5K, running 20:20.89.

Joining Gabrielle Troise with top finishes in the field events was sister and fellow sophomore Alexia Troise who was second in the discus (131-10). Freshman Karen Hovey was third in the discus with a distance of 117-3. Junior Cailtin Piker was fourth in the Javelin (118-6).

The Bears are back in action next weekend as they host the NEWMAC championships on their home turf, on Saturday April 30th.