Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week
Kaitlyn Mooney, Coast Guard (Fr, Manahawkin, N.J.)
Freshman Kaitlyn Mooney remained undefeated in 5K races to start her Coast Guard career winning the Saratoga Invitational hosted by RPI. Mooney ran 17:07.5 to top the field of 221 runners. Her time is the fastest 5K in program history besting the time of 17:48 set by All-American Tammy Wilcox in 1995. Mooney now owns the fastest 5K and 6K in Coast Guard women's cross country history. To put her time in further perspective, Mooney's time of 17:07.5 was just behind two-time national champion Amy Regan of Steven's Institute who ran 17:06.2 on the same course.