National inter club junior cross country champion Kevin Dooney (Raheny Shamrock AC) made his debut for Yale University on Saturday with a fourth place finish in the Fordham University Invitational. The race was held at Van Cortlandt Park in New York in heavy rain and strong winds, which should have gone some way to make him feel at home!! He follows in the footsteps of his brother Conor who has just graduated from Yale.
Eimear Black (Ballymena & Antrim AC) opened her cross country season with a second place finish at the Nassaney Invitational in Smithfield Rhode Island.
Meanwhile, Paul Robinson (St. Coca’s AC) was fifth in the 1,500m at the Rieti IAAF World Challenge in a time of 3:39.40 behind Kenyan Silas Kiplagat who won in 3:31.86. This was Robinson’s fourth time under 3:40 for 1,500m this season.
Fortdham University XC Invitational - Van Cortlandt Park
Men 5 Mile Run CC
Division One Results 5Mile Mile Run
1 Matt Nussbaum Yale 26:10.53
2 Kevin Lunn Yale 26:12.90
3 Anthony Dentino SO Rider 26:18.69
4 Kevin Dooney Yale 26:24.70
5 Tim Hillas Yale 26:27.62
6 Jacob Sandry Yale 26:30.13
Nassaney Invitational Smithfield, R.I.
1 BRIANNA JACKUCEWICZ Harvard University 18:00.1
2 EIMEAR BLACK Bryant University 18:05.5
3 REBECCA WHITE Quinnipiac University 18:08.2
4 MORGAN KELLY Harvard University 18:10.4
5 SAMANTHA SILVA Harvard University 18:23.6
Rieti 2012 IAAF World Challenge Rieti (ITA)
1500 Metres - M
1 Silas Kiplagat KEN 3:31.86
2 Collins Cheboi KEN 3:33.97
3 Mohamad Al-Garni QAT 3:36.70
4 David Torrence USA 3:38.43
5 Paul Robinson IRL 3:39.40
6 Mohamed Abdikadar ITA 3:39.53
7 Krzysztof Zebrowski POL 3:40.40
8 Arturo Casado ESP 3:41.13
9 Andrew Wheating USA 3:44.44
10 Marco Najibe Salami ITA 3:46.06