New Rochelle, NY—Iona College hosted 2016 Fall Mets on Saturday, November 5th at Orchard Beach Lagoon. Participating colleges and universities: Fairfield University, Fordham University, Iona College, Marist College, Sarah Lawrence College, Sacred Heart University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Stony Brook University, University of Connecticut (Men).
The race distance was 2,000 meters with a floating start. Conditions were sunny and cool with a crisp cross-headwind.
The first event of the day was Men’s Novice Eight (Richard Treacy Memorial Cup). In Flight 1, Iona (A): Christopher Capozzola, Steven Quirino, Timothy Strowbridge, Michael Pellegrino, Charles Doria, Justin Brownell, Matt Laliberte, Bradley Wheaton, Killian Kane finished 3rd with a time of 7:06.4. The winning time of 6:21.6 was set by Marist. In Flight 2: Iona (B): Taylor Shopel, Khody Wright, Eric Berger, Thomas Hoehmann, Kevin Murray, Rocco Borghetti, Queury Triunfel, Jose Diaz, Thien Nguyen finished 2nd with a time of 8:24.1 to UConn (B)’s winning time of 7:41.8.
The second event was Women’s Novice Four. In Flight 1, Iona (A): James Shoptaugh, Emily Solomos, Bailey Kross, Lindsay Lee, Adrianna Solhjoo finished 4th with a time of 10:02.5. Fordham (A) won the flight with a time of 8:07.9. In Flight 2, Iona (B): Elise Tarrant, Desiree Oliveras, Alecia Sandoval, Gilda Moreta, Kathryn Kenny finished 5th with a time of 11:20.0. The winning time was 8:30.0 set down by Fordham (B).
In the Men’s Novice Four event (Tim Petrone Memorial Cup), in Flight 1, Iona (A) Steven Quirino, Charles Doria, Michael Pellegrino, Matthew Laliberte, Taylor Shopel placed 4th with a time of 7:56.6. The winning time of 7:03.3 belonged to Marist (A). In Flight 2, Iona (B): Eric Berger, Michael Maravegias, Charles Bencivengo, Travis Greenberg, James Shoptaugh placed 4th with a time of 11:24.7. Marist (B) won the flight with a time of 7:13.9.