Mooney, Salang Win NE DIII Championships

Kaitlyn Mooney
Kaitlyn Mooney

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Kaitlyn Mooney won the 1,500 meters and Leilani Salang captured the discus to win New England Championships at the New England Division III Championship at Williams to lead Coast Guard.

Mooney crossed the finish line in 4:34.41 while Salang had a winning throw of 146 feet 2 inches to lead the Bears to an 8th place finish.

Also earning All-New England honors for Coast Guard with top eight finishes were Adora Lawrence as she set the school record in the 400 meters with a time of 56.99 to place fourth.

The 4x800 relay of Nina Ragle, Olivia Suski, Anita Green and Mooney placed 5th running 9:33.32 while the 4x400 relay of Maeve Roach, Anna Beck, Caroline Jenkins and Lawrence placed 6th with a season-best time of 3:56.84.

Suski also ran 11:31.07 for an all-time best performance and finished 8th in the steeple chase.

The Bears are back in action on Friday and Saturday the All-New England (Division I, II, III) Championship at Southern Connecticut.