Men's Track And Field Claims Four-First Place Finishes At URI Invitational

Benjamin Connor captured first place with a personal-best and IC4A qualifying time.

Jan. 18, 2014

Complete Results

KINGSTON, R.I. - The Providence College men's track and field team competed at the URI Sorlien Invitational on Jan. 18. The Friars saw four-first places complimented by four-second place finishes.

Sophomore Austin King (Kempton, Pa.) claimed second in the 400 meter dash with a time of 50.22. Freshman James Campbel(Cumberland, Maine) also claimed a second place finish at the meet with a time of 1:07.26 in the 500 meter dash.

Sophomore Joseph Vercollone (Pembroke, Mass.) captured first in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:56.14. Graduate student Kevin Cooper(Waterford, Ireland) joined Vercollone in the winner's circle with an IC4A Championship qualifying time of 2:27.85 in the 1000 meter run.

Providence took positions one and two in the one mile run with a first place finish from sophomore Harvey Dixon (Aldershot, England) and a second place finish from graduate student Julian Saad(Trumbull, Conn.). Dixon finished the race in a time of 4:20.07, while Saad finished on the heels of Dixon with a time of 4:20.46.

In the 3000 meter run, the Friars claimed the top-four spots. Providence was led by junior Benjamin Connor (Derby, England), who finished first with a personal-best time of 8:22.52. Connor was followed by classmate Liam Hillery (Smithfield, R.I.) and sophomores Stephen Robertson (Wakefield, Mass.) and Christian Costello(Ridgewood, N.J.). Hillery was second with a time of 8:23.82, while Robertson and Costello captured third (8:35.90) and fourth (8:37.95), respectively. Connor and Hillery both posted IC4A qualifying times, while Costello captured a personal-best.



The Friars also captured third in the 4 x 400 relay with a time of 3:26.22.

For a complete list of results CLICK HERE.

The Friars are back in action Friday, Jan. 24, when they compete at the Boston University Terrier Invitational. The meet is set to start at 12:00 p.m.

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