MXC Finishes Third At NCAA Northeast Regionals
Courtesy: ICGaels.com  
Release: Friday 11/15/2013

RIVERDALE, NY - Iona College men's cross country senior Matthew Gillespie led the Gaels to a third place finish at the 2013 NCAA Northeast Regional Championship at Van Cortlandt Park.

Gillespie was the individual runner up, finishing the 10k course in 30:18.4. He was less than seven seconds behind the race winner, Harvard senior Maksim Korolev. Senior Daniel Clorley, junior Jake Byrne and freshman Kieran Clements all earned Top 20 times. Clorley was 14th (30:34.0) while Byrne (30:39.4) and Clements (30:40.6) finished back-to-back in 19th and 20th place. Senior Chris Stogsdill was the Gaels fifth scorer in 26th place (30:46.9).

The Gaels finished three points behind Columbia and the region's second automatic bid to next weekend's NCAA Championship in Terre Haute, IN. Iona will await the event selection announcement on Sunday in hopes of an at-large berth into the 31-team race field. Syracuse was the team champion. Providence finished fourth followed by Dartmouth to round out the Top 5.

2013 NCAA Northeast Regional Championship 
Riverdale, NY - Van Cortlandt Park
November 15, 2013 - 6k

Top 20 Finishers
Pl. Name               YR     Time  School
1.  Maksim Korolev     SR  30:11.6  Harvard
2.  Matt Gillespie     SR  30:18.4  Iona College
3.  Martin Hehir       SO  30:18.5  Syracuse
4.  Robert Molke       SR  30:19.6  Syracuse
5.  Will Geoghegan     SR  30:22.1  Dartmouth
6.  Jake Sienko        SR  30:24.3  Columbia
7.  Shane Quinn        JR  30:24.3  Providence
8.  John Bleday        SR  30:26.0  Dartmouth
9.  Daniel Everett     JR  30:28.3  Columbia
10. Nico Composto      SR  30:28.3  Columbia
11. Kevin Dooney       SO  30:28.4  Yale
12. Brian Doyle        JR  30:29.0  Providence
13. Griff Graves       SR  30:33.1  Syracuse
14. Daniel Clorley     SR  30:34.0  Iona College
15. Benjamin Connor    JR  30:34.5  Providence
16. Ryan Urie          JR  30:35.7  Syracuse
17. Kelton Cullenberg  SR  30:35.7  Maine
18. Julian Saad        SR  30:38.3  Providence
19. Jake Byrne         JR  30:39.4  Iona College
20. Kieran Clements    FR  30:40.6  Iona College

Iona Finishers
Pl. Name             YR     Time
2.  Matt Gillespie   SR  30:18.4
14. Daniel Clorley   SR  30:34.0
19. Jake Byrne       JR  30:39.4
20. Kieran Clements  FR  30:40.6
26. Chris Stogsdill  SR  30:46.9
43. Andrew Kowalsky  JR  31:18.8
67. Ethan Heywood    SO  31:46.6

Team Scores
Pl.) Team            Score
1.)  Syracuse           57
2.)  Columbia           78
3.)  Iona College         81
4.)  Providence         90
5.)  Dartmouth         101
6.)  Harvard           155
7.)  Yale              199
8.)  Central Conn.     270
9.)  Cornell           326
10.) Binghamton        332
11.) Brown             359
12.) New Hampshire     396
13.) Stony Brook       421
14.) Army              427
15.) Northeastern      448
16.) Canisius          454
17.) Boston Univ.      455
18.) Boston College    535
19.) Connecticut       538
20.) UMass             549
21.) Maine             555
22.) Albany            577
23.) Buffalo           634
24.) Fordham           638
25.) Vermont           687
26.) Fairfield         712
27.) Marist            746
28.) Holy Cross        905
29.) Quinnipiac        919
30.) Manhattan         943
31.) Hartford          958
31.) Siena             958
33.) Bryant           1021
34.) Hofstra          1037
35.) Colgate          1052
36.) Niagara          1074
37.) St. Bonaventure  1179


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