LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - The Iona College women's outdoor track and field team earned three individual MAAC titles on the final day of the 2013 MAAC Championships at Rider University.
Senior Marion Joly-Testault became a four-time MAAC Champion in the outdoor 5,000-meter race. Her time of 17:08.18 was more than 27 seconds faster than Loyola's Kiera Harrison. Graduate student Nicole Cochran was sixth overall (18:00.96) and junior Tara Jameson finished eighth in the event.
Cochran and junior Kirsten Stewart finished first and second in the 1,500-meter run. Cochran won the MAAC Championship with a 4:30.97. Stewart crossed just over a half second later in 4:31.49. Junior Luci McLoughlin crossed in fifth place (4:38.10) while graduate Jeanne Mack was seventh overall for the Gaels.
Sophomore Regina Neumeyer finished first in the 800-meter run. Her 2:12.87 was just over two seconds faster than Loyola's Jacqueline D'Antonio. McLoughlin and Mack finished back-to-back in fifth and sixth places to earn points for the Maroon & Gold.
Rider won the team championship. The Gaels were fourth overall. Iona competes in the IC4A Championship next weekend at Princeton.
2013 MAAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Lawrenceville, NJ - Rider University
May 5, 2013
100: Margaret Moore, 15th, 14.02; Alexa Rossi, 17th, 15.22. 200: Alexa Rossi, 23rd, 32.99. 400: Erica Fellin, 18th, 1:08.08. 800: Regina Neumeyer, 1st, 2:12.87; Luci McLoughlin, 5th, 2:16.89; Jeanne Mack, 6th, 2:17.72; Marlene Delices, 12th, 2:26.77; Jenny Kurz, 20th, 2:39.29; Shannon Christie, 23rd, 2:52.24. 1500: Nicole Cochran, 1st, 4:30.97; Kirsten Stewart, 2nd, 4:31.4l; Luci McLoughlin, 5th, 4:38.10; Jeanne Mack, 7th, 4:42.72. 5k: Marion Joly-Testault, 1st, 17:08.18; Nicole Cochran, 6th, 18:00.96; Tara Jameson, 8th, 18:08.66; Courtney Veilleux, 18th, 19:30.56. 4x100: Iona (Moore, Rossi, Kurz, Fellin), 5th, 57.92. 4x400: Iona (Mazzella, Kurz, Fellin, McLoughlin), 6th, 4:36.5.