Coast Guard Academy Track & Field Sends Athlete to Nationals

Mooney Qualifies for Outdoor Division III National Championship

Indianapolis, IN For the third time this year, freshman Kaitlyn Mooney has qualified for the Division III National Championship announced by the NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee this past weekend.

Mooney will compete in the 5K after running a school record time of 16:53.70 at the Silfen Invitational in April. Her time is the 15thfastest time in division III this season. 

For each women's individual event contested, including the heptathlon, the top 22 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition.

Mooney earned All-America honors at the NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championship after becoming the top freshman finisher since 2013 by taking fourth place (20:48.3). She was then an All-American twice during the indoor season finishing in fifth place in the 3K (9:46.79) and then anchored the DMR to a seventh place finish (11:50.97).

The championships will be held May 24-26 at the Veteran's Memorial Field Sports Complex in La Crosse, Wisconsin with Mooney competing on Saturday.

The complete list of qualifiers is available here.

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