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Iona XC Competes In 21st Annual Meet of Champions

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Iona XC Competes In 21st Annual Meet of Champions

September 21, 2015 - 12:42
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Iona XC Competes In 21st Annual Meet of Champions

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Iona College women’s cross country team competed at the 21st Annual Br. John "Paddy" Doyle / Iona College Meet of Champions early Saturday morning. The Gaels placed tenth, recording a score of 323 points. Sophomore Natalie Holder paced the Maroon and Gold, placing 27th overall with a time of 24:32.4.

Sophomore Kara McKenna came in four places behind Holder, crossing the finish line in 25:07.0. Finishing in places 67th, 68th, and 70th, were freshman Jillian Baldassarre (26:24.3), sophomore Danika Jensen (26:48.1), and freshman Shea Foley (28:07.2). Junior Kerri Sexton came in 72nd, finishing just above the 30 minute mark at 30:51.1.

Wisconsin won the events, tallying 26 points, led by individual winner, Shaelyn Sorensen. The freshman had the best time of 22:15.3, besting running up Sophia Meehan (22:25.6) of John Hopkins.

Wisconsin had five runners finish in the top 10, John Hopkins took two spots, Princeton had a duo finish in the top five, and Shawnee State had a representative in the top 10 with senior Sarah Biehl coming in eighth.

Iona's next race is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2 at Lehigh University.

21th Annual Br. John "Paddy" Doyle / Iona College Meet of Championships 

Bronx, NY - Van Cortlandt Park

September 19, 2015 - 6k

Iona Finishers                                                                   

Pl.)

Name

Year

                Time

57

Natalie Holder

SO

24:32.4

61

Kara McKenna

SO

25:07.0

67

Jillian Baldassarre

FR

26:24.3

68

Danika Jensen

SO

26:48.1

70

Shea Foley

FR

28:07.2

-72

Kerri Sexton

JR

30:51.1

 

Team Scores

Pl.)     

Name

Points

1

Wisconsin

26

2

John Hopkins

59

3

Princeton

60

4

Buffalo

113

5

Richmond

154

6

Yale

170

7

St. Josephs (PA.)

180

8

Vermont

201

9

Shawnee State

241

10

Iona College

323

11

St. Francis Brooklyn

343

 

Top 10 Finishers

Pl.)

Name

School

Year

Time (Pace)

1

Shaelyn Sorensen

Wisconsin

FR

22:15.3  (5:59)

2

Sophia Meehan

Johns Hopkins

SE

22:25.6  (6:01)

3

Jamie Shannon

Wisconsin

SO

22:28.5  (6:02)

4

Emily de La Bruyere

Princeton 

SE

22:29.3  (6:02)

5

Brighie Leach

Princeton 

FR

22:29.4  (6:02)

6

Erin Wagner

Wisconsin

FR

22:34.1  (6:04)

7

Michelle Lee  

Wisconsin

JR

22:46.1  (6:07)

8

Sarah Biehl

Shawnee State

SE

22:50.1  (6:08)

9

Grace Meurer

Wisconsin

SE

22:52.9  (6:09)

10

Tess Meehan

Johns Hopkins

JR

22:53.0  (6:09)