PURCHASE, N.Y. - The Coast Guard women's cross country team swept the top seven spots for first place and earned the first point of the year towards the Superintendent's Trophy at the Purchase Invitational Saturday morning.
Combined with the points earned by the men's cross country and men's soccer team today, the Bears have a 3-0 lead over Merchant Marine in the race for the Superintendent's Trophy.
Coast Guard scored the lowest possible points with 15 for first place followed by Merchant Marine with 68 and Mount Saint Mary with 138.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Mooney crossed the line in first place running 23:39.66 for her eighth consecutive top five finish to start her career at the Academy.
In her Coast Guard debut, freshman Laurel Felt finished in second place crossing the line in just under 24 minutes with a time of 23:58.87.
The final five runners for the Bears came in a 20 second cluster as junior Olivia Suski was third (24:28.66), senior Anita Green fourth (24:33.07), junior Kirsten Carson fifth (24:34.15), sophomore Emma Sims sixth (24:45.90) and sophomore Maeve Roach in seventh (24:48.66).
"The women separated themselves by the second mile from the rest of the field," commented interim head coach Greg Ahnrud. "Good smart racing from the team, and great to see Laurel (Felt) get off to a great start in her first collegiate race."
Coast Guard is back in action in two weeks when they travel to the Williamstown, Massachusetts for the Purple Valley Invitational hosted by Williams.