Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) T&F 2021 (9th May)
Good showing by Jack O’Leary over 5,000m
The MAAC (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) Outdoor T&F was held at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey where Jack O’Leary competed in the 5,000m on Sunday 9th May. Jack’s time of 28 minutes 37.03 seconds for 10,000m at the Stanford Invitational and 3 minutes 47.83 seconds for 1,500m at the Virginia Challenge in the weeks leading up to the MAAC, demonstrated that he was in excellent form and was sure to give a good account over 5,000m and he didn’t disappoint. Iona dominated the 5,000m with five of the top six finishers, including an excellent 1-2-3, only six seconds separating the medal positions. After a tactical race dominated and controlled by the Iona team members, it only really came to life with four laps to go, and came down to a furious burn up over the last 800m, with Jack producing a very strong 62 second final lap to finish third in 14 minutes 29.78 seconds and put down a clear marker for the track season ahead.