Feb. 8, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. - The Providence College men's indoor track and field team competed at the Boston University Valentine Invitational today (Feb. 8). Providence saw 12 Friars run personal-best performances, as well as eight finish with IC4A Championship qualifying times.
Sophomore Joseph Vercollone (Pembroke, Mass.) captured a personal-record in the men's 800 meter run with an IC4A Championship qualifying time of 1:52.56. Freshman Austin King(Kempton, Pa.) also posted a personal best performance on the day. Competing in the 400 meter dash, King finished in a time of 49.75.
Providence's four competitors in the one mile race all captured personal-records and IC4A Championship times. Sophomore Julian Oakley (Tauranga, New Zealand) finished 13th overall with a time of 4:00.71. Oakley was followed by graduate student Julian Saad (Trumbull, Conn.), who finished 17th with a time of 4:01.04, while classmate Kevin Cooper (Waterford, Ireland) was 21st in a time of 4:02.44. The final Friar to cross the finish line was sophomore Harvey Dixon(Aldershot, England), who finished 26th in a time of 4:04.10.
In the 3000 meter run, four Friars posted personal record times, while three ran IC4A Championship qualifying times. Junior Benjamin Connor (Derby, England) finished 12th with a personal record and IC4A qualifying time of 8:12.18. Classmate Liam Hillery (Smithfield, R.I.) followed Connor with a 20th-place finish in a IC4A qualifying time of 8:16.36. Freshman Trevor Crawly (Cumberland, R.I.) also ran a personal-best in an IC4A qualifying time of 8:26.69. Freshman Jake Feinstein (Sandy Hook, Conn.), 8:36.20, and junior Luke Perron(West Hartford, Conn.), 8:37.37, each run personal-best performances in the 3000 meter.
Sophomore Christian Costello
(Ridgewood, N.J.) and freshman Hugh Armstrong
(Balina, County Mayo, Ireland) ran personal-record performances in the 5000 meter event. Costello finished with a time of 14:48.25, while Armstrong finished in a time of 14:49.93.
The men return to action when the BIG EAST Championships kick-off on Feb. 21 at 11:00 a.m. The meet with take place in New York, N.Y. at the New York City Armory.