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Men's Cross Country Takes Part In Princeton Invite

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Men's Cross Country Takes Part In Princeton Invite

October 23, 2016 - 02:48

Men's Cross Country Takes Part In Princeton Invite

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Iona College men's cross country program took to the field Saturday morning at the Princeton Invitational, placing 17th in the 8K. The Gaels sent five runners to the course, with freshman Jac Hopkins leading all Gaels with a fifth place finish.

Freshman Jac Hopkins finished fifth in his first collegiate race with a time of 24:30.1. Senior Thomas McClellan (25:35.1), freshman Daniel Galvin (26:17.0), freshman Brian Warsh (26:49.6) and junior Robert Kirsty (28:23.0) rounded out the Iona competitors.

Columbia (68 points) took the team title, placing two competitors in the top-10 and four in the top-15. Yale, Penn, Stony Brook, La Salle, Rutgers, St. Joseph's, McNeese State,Marist, and George Washington placed behind Columbia in the top-10 respectively.

Yale's James Randon placed first in the 8,000-meter event in 24:01.5, finishing six-tenths of a second ahead of Khalil Rmidi Kinini of Maryland-Eastern Shore.

The Gaels will now set their sights on the MAAC Championships in two weeks. The Maroon and Gold look to defend their 25-consecutive conference championships on Saturday, Oct. 29th in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Iona Results

5.       Jac Hopkins - 23:35.1

97.     Thomas McClellan - 25:35.1

145.   Daniel Galvin - 26:17.0

172.   Brian Warsh - 26:49.6

204.   Robert Kirsty - 28:23.0

Plc.   School    Pts
1 Columbia       68
2 Yale 104
3 Penn 107
4 Stony Brook 117
5 La Salle 125
6 Rutgers 188
7 St. Joseph's (PA) 194
8 McNeese State 239
9 Marist 295
10 George Washington 300
11 UMBC 345
12 Maryland-Eastern Shore 347
13 Sacred Heart 357
14 Monmouth 361
15 American 373
16 Rider 401
17 Iona 482
18 Harvard 491
19 UNC_Greensboro 509
20 Loyola (Md.) 621
21 Hofstra 634
22 New Jersey Institute 671
23 Cabrini 748