LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – After earning four gold medals on day one of the MAAC Outdoor Championships, the Iona track & field program added three more event victories today as the men's team earned fourth place behind 94 points while the women's team garnered 71 points for fifth place.
The first gold medal of the afternoon came in the men's 1,500 meter final as Chartt Miller recorded a time of 3:53.94, bettering his preliminary time of 4:00.83. At the end of the weekend, Miller was named the MAAC Track performer of the Meet. He opened the first portion of the race with a 51.871 time before closing out the final leg in 57.040.
The second victory of the day was the second gold medal for Cassandra Gill this weekend, leading to her being named the MAAC Track Performer of the Meet. After winning the 5,000 meter on Saturday, Gill clocked in a time of 17:20.33 to win the 5,000 meter.
Also in the women's 5,000 meter, Rachel Garn added eight points to the Maroon & Gold total with a second place time of 17:32.44. Meanwhile, Julia Flower and Gemma Nuttall finished back-to-back in sixth and seventh with respective times of 17:46.44 and 17:52.24.
The men's team claimed six of the top-seven spots in the 5,000 meter race as Gilbert Kirui led the pack with a winning time of 14:25.06, seconds ahead of Miller's second place time of 14:25.13 as well as a third place clocking of 14:25.14 from Johannes Motschmann. Kieran Clements tallied fourth place by timing in .08 seconds behind Mostchmann at 14:25.22. Andrew Tario accumulated three points in sixth place with a time of 14:38.09 while Christian Alberico rounded out the group in seventh at 15:01.64.
In addition to Track Perfomer of the Meet awards for Miller and Gill, Nutall added MAAC Rookie of the Meet to the women's side.
Monmouth earned the team crown on both sides of the meet as both the men's and women's teams earned a fourth straight title.
Also announced today, the women's team placed 13 members on the MAAC All-Academic team while the men's team added 11 individuals for a total of 24 student-athletes earning the honor. The full list of names can be found below.