By: Jordan Cope, Sports Editor
Towson won its third consecutive meet of the season Friday at the Br. John “Paddy” Doyle/Iona College Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, New York.
“It’s simple,” Head Coach Mike Jackson said. “We are just going out and racing. That’s just who we are.”
Of the 10 teams competing, the Tigers placed first with 51 points, followed by Quinnipiac in second with 61 and Army in third with 89.
“[Facing good competition] is a confidence builder,” Jackson said. “We’ve passed every test so far this season.”
Senior runner Megan Knoblock recorded a personal-best and placed sixth overall in the 5k run with a time of 18:45.3.
“It’s always nice to see a personal best,” Jackson said. “She is one of the leaders on our team, and hard work is what she has always done.”
Behind Knoblock was junior runner Hannah Walter, who placed eighth with a time of 18:49.9.
Following Walter was sophomore runner Allison Marella, who placed ninth with a time of 18:54.2 and freshman runner Erica Israel, who placed 13th with a time of 19:11.6.
Junior Colleen Cook rounded out the top 15 for Towson with a time of 19:23.1.
The Tigers will have a week off before competing on Saturday, Oct. 1 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, at the Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh. The meet is scheduled for 10 a.m.
“We are still going to be really busy,” Jackson said. “We are going to have a great week of practice between now and the next meet.”