MXC Sweeps, Extends MAAC Championship Streak To 23
Courtesy: ICGaels.com  
Release: Friday 11/01/2013

RIVERDALE, NY - The Iona College men's cross country team earned its 23rd straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Friday afternoon at Van Cortlandt Park. The Gaels swept the title with a perfect score of 15 as the first six runners to cross the line wore Maroon & Gold.  The win extended NCAA Division I's longest active conference championship streak.

Iona's top four - rookie Kieran Clements, seniors Daniel Clorley and Matthew Gillespie and junior Jake Byrne - all crossed the line within one second of each other. Clements came in at 25:27.94, while Byrne in fourth crossed at 25:28.71. Sophomore Mike O'Dowd was fifth (25:36.85) while junior Andrew Kowalsky came in less than a second later (25:37.63). The Gaels also had Top 10 performances out of senior Chris Stogsdill (11th), junior Quinn Raseman (14th) and senior Jimmy Tarsnane (19th).

Clements became the 12th straight Gael to win the individual title and 18th all-time. An Iona student-athlete has won the race 28 times in the 33-year history of the race. It was the Gaels seventh perfect 15 during their current stretch of 23 straight championships. The Maroon & Gold swept the top five positions in 1992, 1995, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2011.

Iona was 58 points in front of runner up Canisius, the only other team to score under 100 points in the meet.

The Gaels continue their championship season in two weeks at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship at Van Cortlandt Park. Iona looks to defend its regional title from a year ago.

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

Top 15 Finishers
Pl.)  Runner             YR School            Time
1.)   Kieran Clements    FR Iona College  25:27.94
2.)   Daniel Clorley     SR Iona College  25:28.28
3.)   Matt Gillespie     SR Iona College  25:28.44
4.)   Jake Byrne         JR Iona College  25:28.71
5.)   Mike O'Dowd        SO Iona College  25:36.85
6.)   Andrew Kowalsky    JR Iona College  25:37.63
7.)   Anthony Dentino    JR Rider         25:39.57
8.)   Khari Bowen        JR Monmouth      25:50.54
9.)   Cooper Roach       SO Canisius      26:03.77
10.)  Brendan Copley     SO Quinnipiac    26:15.73
11.)  Chris Stogsdill    SR Iona College  26:18.07
12.)  Salman Khalid      FR Rider         26:19.59
13.)  Jeffrey Antolos    FR Canisius      26:22.47
14.)  Quinn Raseman      JR Iona College  26:23.15
15.)  Michael Anvelt     SO Canisius      26:23.59

Iona Finishers
Pl.)  Runner             YR      Time
1.)   Kieran Clements    FR  25:27.94
2.)   Daniel Clorley     SR  25:28.28
3.)   Matt Gillespie     SR  25:28.44
4.)   Jake Byrne         JR  25:28.71
5.)   Mike O'Dowd        SO  25:36.85
6.)   Andrew Kowalsky    JR  25:37.63
11.)  Chris Stogsdill    SR  26:18.07
14.)  Quinn Raseman      JR  26:23.15
19.)  Jimmy Tarsnane     SR  26:47.49
24.)  Andy Adamovics     FR  26:54.83
51.)  Thomas McClellan   FR  27:41.12
75.)  Ross Wightman      FR  28:08.69
101.) Brendan Farrell    SR  28:47.59
147.) Kolbe Jendzejec    FR  31:58.39

Team Scores
Pl. School       Score
1.  Iona College    15
2.  Canisius        73
3.  Rider          109
4.  Fairfield      119
5.  Monmouth       133
6.  Marist         151
7.  Quinnipiac     177
8.  Siena          198
9.  Manhattan      221
10. Niagara        301
11. Saint Peter's  365


IONA Men's Cross Country/Track & Field



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