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Iona MXC Finishes 10th at 2016 NCAA Championship

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Iona MXC Finishes 10th at 2016 NCAA Championship

November 27, 2016 - 10:32

Iona MXC Finishes 10th at 2016 NCAA Championship

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Iona College men's cross country team finished 10th overall at the 2016 NCAA Division Championship held at LaVern Gibson XC Course. It was the Gaels 14th Top 10 finish at the national championship in the last 15 years. All five scorers finished within 32 seconds of each other, the smallest spread among the first 20 teams in the standings.

Senior Kieran Clements was Iona's top finisher in 44th place, good for a 34 on the team score. He completed the 10,000-meter event in 30:30.2. Junior Chartt Miller was 64th overall (50 team score) just over eight seconds later (30:38.4). Junior Gilbert Kirui challenged lead pack early but crossed the line in 87th place (30:47.2). Junior Johannes Motschmann crossed six spots and 2.7 seconds later. Sophomore Liam Dee was Iona's fifth scorer in 117th place (93 team score, 31:01.3).

Villanova senior Patrick Tiernan was the individual champion, edging Syracuse's Justyn Knight for the title. Oregon's Edward Cheserek was third, ending his chances at a fourth-straight individual crown. No. 1 Northern Arizona was the team champion. Stanford, Syracuse, Mississippi, Arkansas, Colorado, BYU, Wisconsin, Oregon and Iona rounded out the Top 10.

2016 NCAA Men's Cross Country Championship

Terre Haute, IN - LaVern Gibson Championship XC Course

November 19, 2016 - 10k

Iona Finishers

Pl.)                  Name        Yr.  Time Tm Scre
44.)  Kieran Clements       Sr.         30:30.2 34
64.)  Chartt Miller         Jr.   30:38.4 50
87.) Gilbert Kirui         Jr.   30:47.2 68
93.)   Johannes Motschmann   Jr.   30:49.9 74
117.)  Liam Dee              So.   31:01.3 93
170.)  Jac Hopkins           Fr.   31:23.5 140
197.)  Brandon Allen         Jr.   31:38.9 164

Team Scores

Rk.             School Score
1.)   Northern Arizona   125
2.) Stanford           158
3.)   Syracuse           164
4.)   Mississippi        196
5.)   Arkansas           206
6.)   Colorado           223
7.)   BYU                247
8.)   Wisconsin          256
9.)   Oregon             282
10.)  Iona College       319
11.)  Tulsa              340
12.)  Oklahoma State     363
13.)  Portland           368
14.)  Washington St.     370
15.)  UCLA               378
16.)  Iowa State         384
17.)  Colorado St.       388
18.)  Virginia           476
19.)  Boise State        478
20.)  Michigan State     504
21.)  Georgetown         534
22.)  NC State           543
23.)  Illinois           564
24.)  Providence         611
25.)  Dartmouth          621
26.)  Navy               622
27.)  Southern Utah      629
28.)  Mid. Tenn. State   697
29.)  UTEP               707
30.)  Texas              736
31.)  California         776