Saad finished with a PR in the 5000 meter run at the Stanford Invitational.
April 5, 2014
PRINCETON, N.J. - The Providence College men's track and field team began competition at the Sam Howell Invitational (Princeton, N.J.) and Stanford Invitational (Palo Alto, Calif.) today (April 4).
In Palo Alto, Calif., the Friars posted three IC4A Championship times.
In the 1500 meter run, sophomores Julian Oakley (Tauranga, New Zealand) and Harvey Dixon (Aldershot, England) ran personal-best performances. Oakley finished seventh in his respective heat with a time of 3:44.68, while Dixon finished in a time of 3:45.30, good for sixth in his heat.
Providence carried over its success to the men's 5000 meter run, where graduate student Julian Saad (Trumbull, Conn.) posted an IC4A qualifying time with a personal-best performance of 14:01.90.
The Friars were led by sophomore Christian Costello (Ridgewood, N.J.) at the Sam Howell Invitational, who finished 21st overall after capturing first in his respective heat. Costello finished the race in a time of 14:51.27.
Costello was followed by freshmen Hugh Armstrong (Balina, County Mayo, Ireland) and Trevor Crawley (Cumberland, R.I.), who finished 33rd and 34th overall, respectively. Armstrong crossed the finish line at 14:58.20, while Crawley finished in a personal-best time of 14:58.74.
The Friars will continue with competition at the Sam Howell Invitational tomorrow, Saturday, April 5.
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