MXC Earns 22nd Straight MAAC Championship
Release: Saturday 10/27/2012
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - The Iona College men's cross country team earned its 22nd straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship this morning at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The Gaels extended their NCAA Division I-best conference championship stretch with one point shy of a perfect score.

Senior Mitch Goose was the individual MAAC Champion, finishing the 8k course in 24:08.08. It was the fifth fastest time in the meet's history at Disney. Junior Matthew Gillespie was runner up, finishing 13 seconds behind his teammate (24:21.12). Gillespie's time is now the eighth fastest time in MAAC Championship history in Florida.

Junior Daniel Clorley finished third overall and was followed by sophomore Jake Byrne. Clorely finished in 24:26.01 (11th all-time) while Byrne came in 24:30.78 (14th all-time).

After Rider's Anthony Dentino crossed in fifth, Iona sophomore Andrew Kowalsky, junior Chris Stogsdill and red shirt freshman Michael O'Dowd cross from sixth through eight. The Gaels had seven of the Top 10 and 11 of the Top 20 in the race.

Junior Jimmy Tarsnane was 11th, seniors Colin Culhane and Matt Bayley were 16th and 17th while sophomore Michael Champagne finished 18th.

Iona was one point shy of a perfect 15 in first place. The Gaels topped second place Marist (80) by 64 points. Rider (83), Canisius (94) and Fairfield (111) rounded out the top five. It was the Gaels 11th straight victory with a team score of less than 20.

The Maroon & Gold is back in action at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship at Van Cortlandt Park on Saturday, Nov. 17.
2012 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship
Lake Buena Vista, FL - ESPN Wild World of Sports Complex
Oct. 27, 2012 - 8k
Iona Performers
Pl.) Name                YR      Time
1.)  Mitch Goose         SR  24:08.08
2.)  Matt Gillespie      JR  24:21.12
3.)  Daniel Clorley      JR  24:26.01
4.)  Jake Byrne          SO  24:30.78
6.)  Andrew Kowalsky     SO  24:50.10
7.)  Chris Stogsdill     JR  24:50.81
8.)  Mike O'Dowd         FR  24:51.03
11.) Jimmy Tarsnane      JR  25:06.68
16.) Colin Culhane       SR  25:24.02
17.) Matthew Bayley      SR  25:28.66
18.) MichaelChampagne    SO  25:33.57
26.) Nick Lachman        SO  25:48.76
29.) Quinn Raseman       SO  25:56.63
32.) Otis Ubriaco        FR  26:01.03
45.) Brendan Farrell     JR  26:28.64
62.) Craig Murphy        SR  26:45.46
Top 20 Performers
Pl.) Name                YR  School            Time
1.)  Mitch Goose         SR  Iona College  24:08.08
2.)  Matt Gillespie      JR  Iona College  24:21.12
3.)  Daniel Clorley      JR  Iona College  24:26.01
4.)  Jake Byrne          SO  Iona College  24:30.78
5.)  Anthony Dentino     SO  Rider         24:39.52
6.)  Andrew Kowalsky     SO  Iona College  24:50.10
7.)  Chris Stogsdill     JR  Iona College  24:50.81
8.)  Mike O'Dowd         FR  Iona College  24:51.03
9.)  Chad Maloy          SO  Canisius      24:53.50
10.) Arquimede DelaCruz  SR  Marist        24:57.92
11.) Jimmy Tarsnane      JR  Iona College  25:06.68
12.) Ken Walshak         JR  Marist        25:11.78
13.) Connor Kelley       SO  Fairfield     25:14.37
14.) Sean Donohue        SR  Rider         25:15.17
15.) Howard Rosas        JR  Fairfield     25:20.14
16.) Colin Culhane       SR  Iona College  25:24.02
17.) Matthew Bayley      SR  Iona College  25:28.66
18.) MichaelChampagne    SO  Iona College  25:33.57
19.) Michael Anvelt      FR  Canisius      25:34.10
20.) Ryan Colabella      FR  Marist        25:35.79
Team Scores
Pl.) School         Score
1.)  Iona College      16
2.)  Marist            80
3.)  Rider             83
4.)  Canisius          94
5.)  Fairfield        111
6.)  Siena            180
7.)  Manhattan        195
8.)  Niagara          266
9.)  Saint Peter's    283
10.) Loyola Maryland  285

IONA Men's Cross Country/Track & Field


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