Clarke Sets Iona Mile Record At Metro Team Challenge

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Clarke Sets Iona Mile Record At Metro Team Challenge

January 27, 2015 - 03:00
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NEW YORK, NY - Iona College women's indoor track graduate student Rosie Clarke finished first overall in the mile event at the New York Metro Team Challenge at the Armory Track & Field Center Saturday afternoon.

Clarke ran a school record and ECAC qualifying time of 4:37.82, winning her heat and the race by more than three and a half seconds. Clarke broke teammate Kate Avery’s Iona record time of 4:38.16 set last year at the 2014 MAAC Championships. She topped Villanova's Stephanie Schappert (4:37.82) and UMBC's Sarah Daly (4:58.73) with fourth place taken by junior Melissa Hawtin (5:03.70). Freshman Jessica Scheriff finished sixth in 5:08.35.

Senior Marlene Delices earned third place honors in the 1,000-meter run in an ECAC qualifying time of 2:55.42. She was less than a second behind the second place performer. Freshman Danika Jensen was 10th (3:03.25) and rookie Kara McKenna was 17th (3:07.10) in the 32-runner race field.

Freshman Rachel Garn was sixth overall in the 800-meter event with her time of 2:15.98. Sophomore Zoe Wojtech took 22nd (2:23.08) to round out the Gaels Top 25 finishers at the event.

Top 5 All-Time Miles at Iona

Pl. Time Student-Athlete Date
1. 4:37.82 Rosie Clarke 1/24/2015
2. 4:38.16 Kate Avery 2/21/2014
3. 4:38.85 Heidi Gregson 2/10/2012
4. 4:42.05 Regina Neumeyer (FR) 1/27/2012
5. 4:44.30 Maya Rehberg (FR) 2/7/2014

Metro Team Challenge
Armory Track & Field Center - New York, NY
Jan. 23, 2015

Iona Results:
60: Jeannette Ridgeway, 51st, 9.26; Alexa Rossi, 52nd, 9.40; Danielle Hansen, 55th, 9.87. 400: Alexandra Naughton, 52nd, 1:04.73; Angel Pierre, 53rd, 1:05.25. 800: Rachel Garn, 6th, 2:15.98; Zoe Wojtech, 22nd, 2:23.08. 1k: Marlene Delices, 3rd, 2:55.42; Danika Jensen, 10th, 3:03.25; Kara McKenna, 17th, 3:07.10. Mile: Rosie Clarke, 1st, 4:37.82; Melissa Hawtin, 4th, 5:03.70; Jessica Scheriff, 6th, 5:08.35. 3k: Kaleigh Constantine, 26th, 11:24.87.