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Hopkins Edges Princeton, Finshes Second at Iona MOC

Tess Meehan was the second Blue Jay to cross the finish line Saturday, finishing in 10th place.
Sept. 19, 2015

Complete Results

The top-ranked Johns Hopkins women's cross country team finished in second place at the Iona Meet of Champions, Saturday at Van Courtlandt Park in New York City. Wisconsin, the 10th-ranked team in Division I, took home the team title with 26 points and five runners in the top 10.

Leading the way for the Blue Jays was Sophia Meehan, who finished second overall (22.25.6). Meehan crossed the finish line just over ten seconds after the winner, Wisconsin's Shaelyn Sorensen. Tess Meehan also finished in the top 10, completing the race in 22:53, good enough for 10th place overall. Courtney Kelly and Hannah Oneda also ran impressive races, finishing in 11th and 13th, respectively.

“Sophia was simply amazing today and ran such a great race against some of the top women in Division I," said JHU Head Coach Bobby Van Allen. "What really solidified our team was how well our 2-4 runners packed up and ran together, finishing just six seconds apart from one another. "

JHU finished with 59 points, just edging out Division I's 29th-ranked team, Princeton (60 points), for second place.

"We had some strong races again out of Caroline Smith, Felicia Koerner and Caroline Powers, who were just 15 seconds apart from one another," added Van Allen. As they close in our top four, we’ll become that much better of  a team.”



The Blue Jays will be back in action in two weeks at the Paul Short Invitation, hosted by Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.

Hopkins' Top 7 Finishers:

  1      2  Sophia Meehan        SE 22:25.6
  2     10  Tess Meehan          JR 22:53.0
  3     11  Courtney Kelly       SE 22:55.9
  4     13  Hannah Oneda         SE 22:59.2
  5     23  Caroline Smith       SO 23:20.4
  6   ( 27) Felicia Koerner      FR 23:27.6
  7   ( 33) Caroline Powers      SE 23:35.2