Indoor Track Ready For BIG EAST Championship

Feb. 15, 2013


The Providence College men's and women's track teams will compete at the 2013 BIG EAST Indoor Track Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio on Feb. 16-17.  The meet will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, and resume at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Senior Julian Matthews (Nelson, New Zealand) will be competing in the 1,000-meters.  Matthews competed in the same event at the 2012 Championship and finished third with a time of 2:30.11.  Matthews also is currently ranked sixth in the nation in the mile after competing at the Boston University Valentine Make-Up Meet on Thurs., Feb. 14.  He finished second with a time of 3:58.14.

Sophomore Shane Quinn (Waterford, Ireland) will compete in the 5,000-meters.  Quinn finished fourth in the 5,000-meters at last year’s championship with a time of 8:05.22. 

Senior Dominic Channon (Nelson, New Zealand), sophomore Liam Hillery (Smithfield, R.I.), freshman Harvey Dixon (Aldershot, England) and senior Lee Carey (Bedworth, England) will all compete in the 3,000-meters.  Hillery finished 15th in the mile last season with a time of 4:18.22.  Carey competed in the 5,000-meters at last year’s championship, and finished 12th with a time of 14:31.45.

Junior Emily Sisson (Chesterfield, Mo.), junior Laura Nagel (Napier, New Zealand) and freshman Lauren Mullins (Binghamton, N.Y.) will represent the Friars in the 3,000-meters.   Sisson is currently ranked third in the nation in the 5,000-meters, and is one of two BIG EAST athletes to dip below the 16-minute mark this season (15:44.4).  Sisson competed in the mile last year at the BIG EAST Championship, and has excelled in the event this season.  At last year’s championship, she finished fifth with a time of 4:49.52 in the mile.  This season, Sisson ran a NCAA and World best time in the mile at the URI Sorlien Invitational in Kingston, R.I. on Jan. 19 with a time of 4:46.85. Nagel finished second in the 5,000-meters at the 2012 Championship with a time of 16:25.81.



Seniors Sam Roecker (Charlton, N.Y.) and Shelby Greany (Suffern, N.Y.) will be competing in the 5,000-meters.  Roecker finished 12th at the 2012 Championship with a time of 17:11.88.

Providence Friars Competing at the BIG EAST Championship:


Fr. Julian Oakley- 1 Mile Run

Sr. Alex Wallace- 1 Mile Run

Sr. Julian Matthews- 1,000-meters

Sr. Dominic Channon- 3,000-meters

So. Liam Hillery- 3,000-meters

Fr. Harvey Dixon- 3,000-meters

Sr. Lee Carey- 3,000-meters

So. Shane Quinn- 5,000-meters



Fr. Katie Sischo- 1 Mile Run

So. Caile Kohlbrenner- 1,000-meters

Jr. Laura Nagel- 3,000-meters

Jr. Emily Sisson- 3,000-meters

Fr. Lauren Mullins – 3,000-meters

Jr. Erin Murphy- 5,000-meters

Sr. Sam Roecker- 5,000-meters

Sr. Shelby Greany- 5,000-meters

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