1996 Season in Review
Men: 1st BIG EAST, 22nd NCAA
Coach: Ray Treacy
Captains: Mike Donnelly, David Healy
The Providence College men's cross country program proved to be one of the surprise teams of the BIG EAST in 1996. Running for the first time in five seasons without PC great Mark Carroll, the Friars had to rely on depth, balance and strategy to win races. PC was impressive, finishing third of 19 teams at the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn., on September 28. Senior Michael Donnelly (Somerset, Mass.) placed ninth (24:50) and was the top finisher for the Friars. On October 18, led by senior David Healy of Cork, Ireland (fifth, 24:13), PC captured its 18th New England Championship at Franklin Park. Donnelly placed fifth and led the Friars to victory at the BIG EAST Championship on November 1. It marked the second consecutive year PC captured the men's and women's BIG EAST title. The win gave the PC men's team its league leading 12th BIG EAST title. The Friars finished third in District 1 and 10th overall at the IC4A Championship at Franklin on November 16, but failed to qualify for the NCAA Championship. However, the men's team received an at-large bid for the Championship and placed 22nd in the race. Donnelly was the Friars' top finisher as he placed 69th in a time of 32:46.
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Julian Oakley Named Corvias ...
It was announced on Wednesday, Oct. 15 that junior Julian Oakley (Tauranga, New Zealand) was named co-winner of the Corvias ECAC Men's Cross Country Athlete ...
Men's Cross Country...
The Providence College men's cross country team will compete at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on Friday, Oct. 17 in Madison, Wis.
Men's Cross Country Ties For...
The Providence College men's cross country team tied for first with Brown (72 points) at the New England Championships on Oct. 11.
Men's Cross Country...
The Providence College men's cross country team will compete at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass., on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the New England Championships.
Brian Doyle Named Corvias...
It was announced on Wednesday, Oct. 1 that senior Brian Doyle (Swansea, Mass.) was named co-winner of the Corvias ECAC Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week.
Men's Cross Country Ranked...
The Providence College men's cross country team earned a spot in the national poll announced on Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Brian Doyle Named BIG EAST...
The BIG EAST Conference announced the BIG EAST Athletes of the Week for cross country on Sept. 30.
Men's Cross Country Places...
The Providence College men's cross country team placed third at the Coast-to-Coast Battle In Beantown on Saturday, Sept. 26.