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Men's Cross Country Takes Fifth At Nuttycombe

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Men's Cross Country Takes Fifth At Nuttycombe

October 23, 2016 - 02:51

Men's Cross Country Takes Fifth At Nuttycombe

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Iona College Men's Cross Country team placed fifth at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational on Friday morning in Madison, Wisconsin. The Gaels finished behind Northern Arizona, Stanford, BYU and Syracuse.

Senior Kieran Clements performed best for the Gaels, placing seventh with a time of 24:01.3. Junior Gilbert Kirui finished 12th (24:05.7), while junior Johannes Motschmann finished in 47th (24:34.1). Junior Liam Dee (24:46.9), senior Andrew Tario  (25:06.0) and senior Brandon Allen (25:13.8) rounded out the Iona scorers.

Northern Arizona won the event, totalying 78 points. Stanford followed with 118, while BYU totaled 144, and Syracuse accumulated 167. The Maroon and Gold placed fifth with 240, while UCLA (246), Portland (257), Iowa State (260), Washington State (283) and Colorado State (298) rounded out the top-10 resectively.

Justyn Knight of Syracuse finished the event in first in 23:53.1, two seconds ahead of the next competitor.

The Gaels are back on the field tomorrow, as they compete in the Princeton Invitational, slated to begin at 10:30 AM.

Iona Results

7.    Kieran Clements - 24:01.3

12.  Gilbert Kirui - 24:05.7

47.  Johannes Motschmann - 24:34.1

66.   Liam Dee - 24:46.9

108. Andrew Tario - 25:06.0

122. Brandon Allen - 25:13.8

Plc.    School       Pts.    
1 Northern Arizona 78
2 Stanford 118
3 BYU 144
4 Syracuse 167
5 Iona 240
6 UCLA 246
7 Portland 257
8 Iowa State 260
9 Washington St. 283
10 Colorado St. 298
11 Wisconsin 313
12 Southern Utah 347
13 Tulsa 367
14 Georgetown 399
15 Boise State 413
16 Washington 416
17 Eastern Michigan 421
18 Michigan St. 436
19 Providence 486
20 Penn 486
21 Florida St. 524
22 Minnesota 540
23 South Dakota St. 555