May 16, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -
Seven Friars will travel to Greensboro, N.C. to compete in the preliminary round of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Championships will take place from Thursday, May 23 to Saturday, May 25 as the top-48 declared competitors of the NCAA East Regional rankings will compete in their respective events. Two Friars will represent the men’s side, while five Friars will race on the women’s side.
Sophomore Shane Quinn (Waterford, Ireland) and senior Dominic Channon (Nelson, New Zealand) will compete in the 5000 meter run for the men at 8:45 p.m on Saturday, May 25 in the semifinal round. Quinn earned a second-place finish in the 5000 meter run at the BIG EAST Championships earlier this season, while Channon had a second place finish in the 10000 meter run. Channon finished 11th in the 5000 meter run at the 2012 preliminary round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Senior Shelby Greany (Suffern, N.Y.) will compete in the 3000 meter steeplechase at 8:50 p.m. on Friday, May 24 in the quarterfinal round. Greany earned four top-ten finishes in the 3000 meter steeplechase during the 2013 outdoor season, including a second-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships on May 4. Last season, Greany finished 10th at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and earned a ninth-place finish at the preliminary round in the 3000 meter steeplechase.
Juniors Emily Sisson (Chesterfield, Mo.), Laura Nagel (Napier, New Zealand), Erin Murphy (Easton, Mass.) and freshman Sarah Mary Collins (Basel, Switzerland) will compete in the women’s 5000 meter run at 8:05 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.
Earlier this season, Sisson earned a first-place finish in the 10000 meter run at the BIG EAST Championship with a stadium best time of 33:02.88. Last season, Sisson finished fourth in the 5000 meter run at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and placed first in the preliminary round.
Nagel earned two first-place finishes in the 5000 meter run during the 2013 outdoor season, including posting a first place time at the BIG EAST Championships. Murphy has claimed two top-ten finishes in the 5000 meter run thus far in the 2013 outdoor season, while Collins has earned one top-ten finish in the 5000 meter run heading into the preliminary round of NCAAs.
The Friars will look to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships scheduled to take place in Eugene, Ore. on Wednesday, June 5 to Saturday, June 8. The top-12 finishers in their respective events will claim a spot at the 2013 NCAA Championships.
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