March 26, 2013
Providence, R.I. -
The Providence College Cross-Country and Track program signed eight student-athletes to National Letters of Intent, Head Coach Ray Treacy announced Tuesday, March 26. Ashley Erba, Jillian Fanning, Keelin Hollowood, Catarina Rocha and Bryanna Allison will be joining the Friars on the women's side, while Jake Feinstein, Trevor Crawley and Billy Bragg will be joining the men's side to make up the class of 2017.
The eight person class, three men and five women, ranges from six different states. Two hail from both Massachusetts and New York, while a student-athlete from each of the following will join the program as well: Connecticut, Indiana, New Jersey and Rhode Island.
"We are very excited about this class," stated Head Coach Ray Treacy, "We have two National High School Champions in Ashley and Keelin, two Footlocker finalist in Catarina (second) and Trevor, Jillian, who led her Fayettville Manlius high school team to National Cross-Country Championships and Massachusetts State Indoor 1K Champion, Bryanna."
Joining the women's side:
Rocha, a Massachusetts native, currently attends Peabody high school and will graduate in the spring of 2013. She is a two-time Mass. State Cross-Country Champion (2011 and 2012), finished second in the Footlocker National Cross-Country Championship in the fall of 2012 and has run a 4:49 for the Mile.
Erba is set to graduate in the spring of 2013 from Warsaw Community high school. The Indiana native is a National 5000m Outdoor Champion (16:19) (2012) and finished second to the National Champion in the Indiana State Cross-Country Championship during the fall of 2012.
Fanning hails from New York and will graduate from Fayetteville Manlius high school in the spring of 2013. Her accomplishments include northeast region NXN Champion (2011) and a fourth place finish at NXN National Cross-Country in 2011, leading her team to the victory. Fanning has run 9:43 for 3000m.
Hollowood, also a New York native, will graduate from Saratoga Springs high school in the spring of 2013. She is a National 2000m Steeplechase Champion (6:49) (2012) and has run 4:33 for 1500m. Hollowood has been one of the leading members of her nationally ranked high school team for the past three years.
Allison will graduate from Lowell high school in the spring of 2013. The Massachusetts native is a Mass. State Indoor Champion at 1000m (2:53) (2013) and finished third in the Mass Division 1 Cross-Country Championships during the fall of 2012.
Joining the men's side:
Crawley, a Rhode Island native, currently attends Cumberland high school and is set to graduate during the spring of 2013. He is a Rhode Island State Cross-Country and Indoor 3000m Champion (2012 and 2013), finished second at the New England Championships and was a Footlocker finalist. He has a best time of 8:42 in 3000m.
Feinstein hails from Connecticut and is set to graduate from Newton high school in the spring of 2013. Feinstein was the runner-up at the CT State Cross-Country (2012) and was fourth at New England Cross-Country Championships (2012). He has a best time of 9:13 for 3200m.
Bragg will graduate from Christian Brothers Academy in New Jersey during the spring of 2013. Bragg, who a scoring member of the team that won NXN Nationals Cross-Country in 2011 and finished fourth in 2012. He was the team's leading runner in 2012, finishing 24th. He has run times of 4:18 (1600m) and 9:17 (3200m).