WXC Wins Ninth Straight MAAC Title
Courtesy: ICGaels.com  
Release: Friday 11/01/2013

RIVERDALE, NY - The Iona College women's cross country team earned its ninth straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship with a first place finish at the 2013 event at Van Cortlandt Park. Sophomore Kate Avery took the individual crown, winning the race by just under a minute.

Avery finished the 6k event with a time of 21:07.14. She is the eighth straight and eighth different individual MAAC Champion for the Gaels.

Rookie Maya Rehberg was second overall 59 seconds behind Avery in 22:06.59. After Quinnipiac freshman Niamh Ashe fished third, Iona seniors Kirsten Stewart and Katie Niblock came in fourth and fifth place. Iona's fifth scorer was senior Luci McLoughlin (18th, 23:32.72).

The Gaels earned a team score of 30, topping second place Quinnipiac by 29 points. Marist was third (109) followed closely by Monmouth (110) and Rider (147) to round out the top five.

Iona now holds NCAA Division I's longest active conference championship streak all alone. Quinnipiac previously won eight straight Northeast Conference titles before joining the MAAC in 2013.

2013 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship
Riverdale, NY - Van Cortlandt Park
November 1, 2013 - 6k

Top 10 Finishers
Pl.)  Runner             YR School            Time
1.)   Kate Avery         SO Iona College  21:07.14
2.)   Maya Rehberg       FR Iona College  22:06.59
3.)   Niamh Ashe         FR Quinnipiac    22:12.05
4.)   Kirsten Stewart    SR Iona College  22:14.15
5.)   Katie Niblock      SR Iona College  22:45.25
6.)   Kristen Traub      SO Marist        22:53.41
7.)   Michelle Gaye      JR Marist        23:03.77
8.)   Megan Elgin        SR Rider         23:05.39
9.)   Nicolette Mateescu SO Rider         23:06.19
10.)  Kim Vona           SR Niagara       23:07.75

Iona Finishers
Pl.)  Runner             YR      Time
1.)   Kate Avery         SO  21:07.14
2.)   Maya Rehberg       FR  22:06.59
4.)   Kirsten Stewart    SR  22:14.15
5.)   Katie Niblock      SR  22:45.25
18.)  Luci McLoughlin    SR  23:32.72
30.)  Leigh Mazzella     JR  24:21.57
38.)  Marlene Delices    SO  24:30.08
43.)  Regina Neumeyer    SO  24:37.58
93.)  Courtney Veilleux  JR  26:15.01
102.) Zoe Wojtech        FR  26:39.13
133.) Kerri Sexton       FR  28:48.31
138.) Julie Gavin        FR  29:21.89

Team Scores
Pl. School       Score
1.  Iona College    30
2.  Quinnipiac      59
3.  Marist         109
4.  Monmouth       110
5.  Rider          147
6.  Canisius       150
7.  Fairfield      188
8.  Niagara        216
9.  Manhattan      233
10. Siena          248
11. Saint Peter's  357


IONA Women's Cross Country/Track & Field



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