Lehigh finishes sixth at Iona Meet of Champs
on Saturday morning. Junior Katherine Pierce was the Mountain Hawks’ top finisher in 10th place overall with a time of 22:26 in the 6K race. Four other Lehigh runners placed in the top-50, including senior Andrea Mascaro, who finished in 33rd place.
BRONX, N.Y. – The Lehigh women’s cross country team raced to a sixth place finish out of 18 teams at the Iona Meet of Champions
Kentucky took first place at the meet, while Brown, La Salle, Penn and Columbia rounded out the top five in that order. The Brown and White (176 points) finished ahead of the only other Patriot League competitor at the event as Army placed 10th overall with 277 points.
Pierce eclipsed her previous Iona Meet of Champions time of 23:24.2 set in her freshman season of 2008. The junior also finished the 6K five seconds faster than her time of 22:31 at the Lehigh Invitational two weekends ago. Mascaro also improved upon her ’08 Iona time (24:29.0) with a finish in 23:08.8.
Freshman Hannah Pierce finished 43rd in the field of 164 runners, while freshmen Jessica Kendzor and Katherine Howley placed 45th and 47th, respectively. Senior Kaitlin Grimm crossed the finish in 61st, junior Megan Hetzel finished 71st and junior Carolyn Morse took 74th.
The Brown and White will be back in action next Saturday at the Lehigh-Lafayette Dual in Easton, Pa. The women’s race is set to begin at 9:30 a.m.