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.
Top 5 All-Time Miles at Iona
|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
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.