No. 4 Men's XC Dominant at Meet of Champions
Courtesy: ICGaels.com  
Release: Saturday 09/17/2011
RIVERDALE, NY - The No. 4 Iona College men's cross country team earned one of its more dominant wins in meet history at the 2011 John "Paddy" Doyle Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park. Senior Leonard Korir earned first place individual honors, leading the Gaels who placed the top four runners and six of the Top 10 in the event.

Korir dominated the race field, topping his teammate by nearly 30 seconds. He ran the eighth fastest time in meet history, recording a 24:27.95 in the 8k event.

Iona's next three performers all crossed within three seconds of each other and more than seven seconds ahead of the No. 5 performer, Dan Lowry from Brown. Seniors Mitch Goose (24:56.43) and Alexander Soderberg (24:58.87) joined junior Matt Bayley (24:59.28) with sub-25 minute times at historic Van Cortlandt. Junior Craig Murphy finished ninth in 25:21.30 while sophomore Chris Stogsdill was right behind in 25:27.07. Senior Colin Culhane was the Gaels seventh finisher in the race in 26:33.52.

The Maroon & Gold finished with 19 team points, 45 ahead of second place Brown University.  Albany was third, followed by Columbia to round out the Top 5.

2011 Iona College Meet of Champions
Riverdale, NY - Van Cortlandt Park
Sep. 17, 2011 - 8k
Top 10 Performers
Pl.) Name             School            Time
1.)  Leonard Korir    Iona College  24:27.95
2.)  Mitch Goose      Iona College  24:56.43
3.)  Alex Soderberg   Iona College  24:58.87
4.)  Matthew Bayley   Iona College  24:59.28
5.)  Dan Lowry        Brown         25:06.02
6.)  Matt Duffy       Brown         25:13.65
7.)  Ethan Clary      Albany        25:15.18
8.)  Chris Burke      Albany        25:20.60
9.)  Craig Murphy     Iona College  25:21.30
10.) Chris Stogsdill  Iona College  25:27.07

Iona Performers
Pl.) Name                 Time
1.)  Leonard Korir    24:27.95
2.)  Mitch Goose      24:56.43
3.)  Alex Soderberg   24:58.87
4.)  Matthew Bayley   24:59.28
5.)  Craig Murphy     25:21.30
10.) Chris Stogsdill  25:27.07
47.) Colin Culhane    26:33.52

Team Scores
Pl.) Team          Score
1.)  Iona College     19
2.)  Brown            64
3.)  Albany           71
4.)  Army            120
5.)  Columbia        180
5.)  Edinboro        180
7.)  Penn            193
8.)  Boston College  206
9.)  Marist          244
10.) Shawnee State   285
11.) Fairfield       287
12.) Conn College    337
13.) Temple          383
14.) Findlay         420
15.) Millersville    466
16.) Manhattan       475
17.) West Florida    503
18.) Siena           508
19.) Hofstra         517



IONA Men's Cross Country/Track & Field



advertisement


Proud Sponsors
Censtar Energy
Tasti D Lite
Country Bank
Pronto Pizza
Pepe Auto Group
Sheraton
Coach USA
Smoke House
Ivy Rehab
Beechmont
Avenue Deli
Hospital For Special Surgery
Shannon Beverages
Modells
J.P.'s Seafood Restaurant
Topside Lacrosse