Siena Women Place Third in MAAC Cross Country Championships
Nov. 1, 2002
Kim and Michelle Milton placed in the top five individually to lead the upstart Saints to a third place finish in the MAAC cross country championships at Van Cortland Park Friday afternoon. The Siena men's team placed eighth overall.
The Milton's placed fourth and fifth, completing the 5K course in just over 23 :25. Joan Paul finished 16th.
Chris Buno finished in 37th place to lead the Siena men.
The Iona College men's team won its 12th consecutive title, while the Manhattan College women's team captured the women's title.
The Gaels took seven spots in the top 10 as they earned their 17th overall title for Iona with 18 points. Manhattan took second place with 57 points, while Canisius finished third in the team standings with 72 points. On the women's side, Manhattan had five runners in the top 15 as they claimed the MAAC title with 51 points. Iona finished a close second with 52 points, while Siena came in third with 76 points.
Iona sophomore Richard Kiplagat (Marakwet, Kenya) crossed the finish line for the five-mile race in 24.26.0, setting a new meet record. Kiplagat was named the MAAC Most Outstanding Runner for earning the individual title. Iona senior Graeme Reid (Buchlyvie, Scotland) came in second (24.31.9), followed by Manhattan senior Matt Spring (Marcy, NY) (24:51.9). Iona sophomore Mark Smyth (Sligo, Ireland) finished fourth (24:59.2), and Iona junior Joe McAlister (Belfast, N. Ireland) placed fifth (25:11.6).
On the women's side, Loyola sophomore Jackie Truncellito (Exton, PA) was named the MAAC Most Outstanding Runner as she finished the 3.7-mile course in 22:57.2. Iona freshman Kate Buckley (N. Kingstown, RI) came in second (22.57.8), while Iona senior Adrienne Filippazzo (Staten Island, NY) finished third (23:19.5).