Camaraderie from across the street

January 28, 2014
The Experience, Marina Stuart '16  |  The Experience, Athletics  |  The Experience, New London

I’ll forever remember March 16, 2013: It was the first time I pole-vaulted competitively. It was about 30 degrees, and snow started falling halfway through the meet. When I cleared the first height, I was surprised to see that among those cheering for me were two pole-vaulters from the Coast Guard Academy.

Our team practices at the Coast Guard Academy’s indoor track. The Academy is just across the street from campus, only a few hundred feet away. Sharing their track gives us a sense of camaraderie, even though we’re also hometown rivals.

Those of us who practice at the Academy get to know a side of the Cadets that many Conn students don’t see. At track meets, our Coast Guard rivals are also our supporters and friends with whom we chat with while warming up. As a first-time pole vaulter (and as last semester’s only female vaulter from Conn,) I especially appreciate the new friendships I have found with our neighbors across the street.



You might also like...


A Weekend in New London
by The Experience, Jordan Thomas '15


Enjoying time with the ladies of ’59
by The Experience, Alexis Cheney '16


See you in the Fall, New London!
by The Experience, Dana Sorkin '16


Intramural throwback
by The Experience, CJ Robinson '16


Take a seat
by Shain Renovation


An interesting moment to be studying in Scotland
by The Experience, Marina Stuart '16


Camels Add Charm to Hodges Square
by Sust Blog, Melanie Mason '16, Guest Blogger, Sust Blog


Expanding and illuminating
by Shain Renovation


comments powered by Disqus