Women's Cross Country Remains No. 1; Prepares for Iona Meet
BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins women’s cross country team remained in the top spot in the national rankings as the team prepares to take part in the Iona Meet of Champions race.
Where they will run:
The Iona Meet of Champions 5k race will take place on Friday, September 15 at 10 am at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, NY.
What to watch for:
The Blue Jays won their last race, the Mustang Stampede, scoring 15 points. Felicia Koerner won the 4k race in 14:23.03, and was followed by teammates Ellie Clawson, Caroline Smith, Therese Olshanski, Kristin Meek and Gina D’Addario. JHU claimed 19 of the top 21 spots in the race.
In last year’s Meet of Champions, Hopkins bested all of the competition, including the division one programs, as the Blue Jays won the event with 34 points. Koerner finished second overall while Natalia LaSpada and Rebecca Grusby also earned top-10 finishes.
Head Coach Bobby Van Allen:
“This will be a nice transition to our 6k distance with a 5k race. This course in my opinion is the most historic cross country course in the country and many of our girls ran this 5k course in high school at the Footlocker Championships. We've looked very good in early season practices and will work on controlling the pace on very demanding and hilly courses like this one.”