Men's Track and Field in Mid-Season Form at GBTC Invitational

    Julian Matthews

    Julian Matthews
    The Providence College men's track and field team turned in several strong performances Sunday at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational at the Gordon Track at Harvard University.

    Senior David McCarthy (Waterford, Ireland), a First-Team All-American last winter, cruised to victory in the 3000-meters. His time of 7:56.76 is the fastest in the nation thus far this season and is just over three seconds shy of his p.r.

    Meanwhile, classmate Julian Matthews, a Second-Team All-American last year in both indoor and outdoor track, finished the 800-meters in 1:50.83, just .61 seconds off of his best time at the distance.

    Other winners included sophomore Nik Andrews (Clarksburg, Mass.), who took first in the 400-meters with a 50.80, and freshman Phelan McCormack (Pearl River, N.Y.), who crossed ahead in the 800 with a clocking of 1:59.18.

    Also of note was junior Alex Wallace (Waipukarau, New Zealand), who was third in the 3000 with an 8:20.09, and freshman Shane Quinn (Waterford, Ireland) who opened his indoor campaign with a 4:11 in the mile run. Junior Nik Rebovich (New Hartford, N.Y.) ran a 1:54.69 in the 800-meters. All three qualified for the BIG EAST Championships with their efforts.

    The Friars return to action next Saturday, January 28 at the Terrier Invitational at Boston University.

    - Go Friars -