LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Marist women's cross country team finished second at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday morning at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Three Red Foxes - sophomore Michelle Gaye (Greenlawn, N.Y.), freshman Kristen Traub (Wayne, N.J.) and senior Katie Messina (Queensbury, N.Y.) - earned All-MAAC honors with top-15 finishes.
Gaye was seventh overall with a time of 21:54.64 on the 6K course. Traub was ninth in 22:03.82, and Messina placed 12th in 22:23.17.
Marist had a team total of 65 points. Iona, which won the MAAC championship for the eighth straight year, tallied 26 points.
Team results: 1-Iona 26, 2-Marist 65, 3-Rider 83, 4-Loyola 95, 5-Fairfield 129, 6-Canisius 160, 7-Niagara 201, 8-Manhattan 207, 9-Siena 233, 10-Saint Peter's 303.
Marist individual results: 7-Michelle Gaye 21:54.64, 9-Kristen Traub 22:03.82, 12-Katie Messina 22:23.17, 16-Erin Thompson 22:37.94, 21-Rebecca Denise 22:55.95, 28-Nicki Nesi 23:09.93, 30-Christine Coughlin 23:13.37, 34-Erin O'Reilly 23:25.69, 42-Rachel Bremer 23:47.59, 55-Brianna Freestone 24:14.41, 58-Jackie Gamboli 24:21.88, 59-Brianne Vess 24:24.73, 75-Kelley Gould 24:57.47, 80-Mariella Bilello 25:09.35, 81-Annie Gould 25:13.47, 98-Tara Nuccitelli 26:07.26.