NEW YORK, N.Y. (Sept. 14, 2018) - In the team's second meet of the season, the Queens College women's cross country team faced a difficult challenge at the Iona College "Paddy" Doyle Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park on Friday (Sept. 14). Facing off with four other Division II and lower institutions, the Knights placed second overall while the race was dominated by Division I competition from schools such as Indiana, Columbia and Liberty.
Senior Diana Cruz finished fourth among all Division II runners, clocking a time of 22:18.1 over the six-kilometer course with Alyssa Meltzer finishing seventh (23:06.7), Crystal Jia claiming eighth (23:20.3) and Nakeema Neunie crossing the finish line in tenth (24:04.1). Freshmen Gillian Kisling and Adelisa Hot also ran a competitive race with their times of 26:39.8 and 30:03.1 rounding out the efforts for Queens College. The Knights fell only to Bloomfield, while Adelphi's Amanda Ashe finished tops among all Division II and junior college runners in a time of 19:15.4.
Indiana's Katherine Receveur blistered the course with a 5:39 mile pace and won the meet in a time of 17:30.8.
The Knights will head to Newburgh, N.Y. on Sept. 29 to race in the Mount Saint Mary College Knights Invitational with the meet set for an 11 a.m. commencement.