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Keenan Places First at Marist Invitational

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The Skinny:

Event: Marist Invitational

Location: Vassar Farm – Poughkeepsie, NY

Poughkeepsie, NY – The Iona College women’s cross country team took first overall at the 2016 Marist Invitational. Freshman Helena Keenan made a strong impression in her first cross country performance, finishing first in the 5k.

Key Notes

Freshman Helena Keenan appeared in her first collegiate cross country event, finishing first in the 5,000-meter event in 18:34.9.

Junior Cassandra Gill (18:53.5) and sophomore Orlaith Moynihan (18:54.5) finished in third and fourth respectively.

Sophomore Shannon O’Hehir was the final member of the Maroon and Gold to place in the top-10, finishing in seventh with a time of 19:03.0.

Iona Women’s Results (5k)

1.     Helena Keenan – 18:34.9

3.     Cassandra Gill – 18:53.5

4.     Orlaith Moynihan – 18:54.4

7.     Shannon O’Hehir – 19:03.0

14.   Danika Jensen – 19:39.2

22.   Kara McKenna – 19:55.1

51.   Kerri Sexton – 25:20.3

Team Result

Plc.        School Pts.
1        Iona 28
2        Marist 38
3        LIU Post 89
4        Fairfield 90

Next Contest

The Gaels next return to action on Friday, Sept. 16 as they host the Brother John “Paddy” Doyle Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park. The event is scheduled to start at 10:15 AM.