Men's Track at BIG EAST Championship

    Paul McNamara earns<br>seventh in 1,500 meters<br>at BIG EAST's.

    Paul McNamara earns
    seventh in 1,500 meters
    at BIG EAST's.

    May 3, 1998

    at Villanova University -- Villanova, Pa.
    May 1-3, 1998

    Villanova, Pa. -- Providence College junior Ben Noad (Bristol, England) placed second in the 5,000 meters (14:23.96) and was the Friars' top finisher at the BIG EAST Outdoor Track Championship on May 2-3. Also in the 5,000 meters, Friar junior Carl Mauro (Hornell, N.Y.) finished 11th (14:53.89).

    In the 3,000 meter steeplechase, junior Rick Bush (Clifton Park, N.Y.) placed third and scored with a time of 9:07.89. PC's other top finishers were sophomore Keith Kelly of Drogheda, Ireland (ninth, 10,000 meters), junior Zack Ventress of Spokane, Wash. (13th, 10,000 meters) and senior Paul McNamara of Galway, Ireland (seventh, 1,500 meters).

    PC earned 16 points and finished 13th.

    TEAM RESULTS
    1.  Georgetown      125 
    2.  Miami           100
    3.  Notre Dame      94
    4.  St. John's      91.5
    5.  Connecticut     90
    6.  Villanova       76
    7.  West Virginia   69
    8.  Seton Hall      56
    9.  Syracuse        52
    10. Pittsburgh      35.5
    11. Rutgers         31
    12. Boston College  21
    13. PROVIDENCE      16
    

    PROVIDENCE TOP FINISHERS Event Place Athlete Time 1,500 meters 7th Paul McNamara 3:52.69

    3,000 steeplech. 3rd Rick Bush 9:07.89 5,000 meters 2nd Ben Noad 14:23.96 5,000 meters 11th Carl Mauro 14:53.89

    10,000 meters 9th Keith Kelly 30:38.41 10,000 meters 13th Zack Ventress 31:16.11