Men's XC Finishes Sixth At NCAA Championship
Courtesy: ICGaels.com  
Release: Saturday 11/23/2013

TERRE HAUTE, IN - The Iona College men's cross country team earned a sixth place finish at the 2013 NCAA Championship at the Lavern Gibson Cross Country Course.  After a one-year hiatus, the Gaels returned to the Top 10, a position they have earned in 11 of the last 12 years.

Senior Daniel Clorley was Iona's top finisher in 38th place completing the 10k course in 30:44.5. Red shirt freshman Kieran Clements was 57th (30:57.9) as Iona's second finisher.  Junior Jake Byrne (71st, 31:03.1), senior Matthew Gillespie (92nd, 31:16.5) and junior Andrew Kowalsky (94th, 31:17.1) rounded out Iona's scorers.   Senior Chris Stogsdill and sophomore Michael O'Dowd also competed for the Gaels.

Iona stood in second place through the first 3k of the race.  They slipped to fifth at the halfway point and remained there with 2,000 meters remaining.  Colorado was the team champion with 149 points. Northern Arizona (169) was second followed by Oklahoma State (230), BYU (267), and Oregon (274). With 284 points, Iona was nine points ahead of Portland.  Indiana, Wisconsin and Syracuse rounded out the Top 10.

The Maroon & Gold earned 10 straight Top 10 finishes from 2002-2011 a feat only equalled by the University of Wisconsin.

2013 NCAA Championship
Lavern Gibson XC Course - Terre Haute, IN
November 23, 2013

Iona Performers
Pl.)  Name             YR    Time
38.)  Daniel Clorley   SR 30:44.5
57.)  Kieran Clements  FR 30:57.9
71.)  Jake Byrne       JR 31:03.1
92.)  Matt Gillespie   SR 31:16.5
94.)  Andrew Kowalsky  JR 31:17.1
147.) Chris Stogsdill  SR 31:46.5
185.) Mike O'Dowd      SO 32:09.5

Team Scores
Pl.) School          Score
1.)  Colorado          149
2.)  Northern Arizona  169
3.)  Oklahoma State    230
4.)  BYU               267
5.)  Oregon            274
6.)  Iona College      284
7.)  Portland          293
8.)  Indiana           306
9.)  Wisconsin         326
10.) Syracuse          329
11.) New Mexico        334
12.) Arkansas          340
13.) Virginia          370
14.) Texas             376
15.) E. Kentucky       380
16.) Providence        396
17.) North Carolina    403
18.) Villanova         415
19.) Stanford          417
20.) Air Force         419
21.) Michigan          433
22.) Princeton         469
23.) Notre Dame        484
24.) Dartmouth         551
25.) Columbia          580
26.) Colorado State    606
27.) Tulsa             628
28.) N.C. State        630
29.) Florida           654
30.) Harvard           678
31.) Georgia           690


IONA Men's Cross Country/Track & Field



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