Providence Cross Country Competes At NCAA Cross Country Championships

Nov. 19, 2016

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TERRE HAUTE, IND. - The Providence College men's and women's Cross Country teams competed at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. on Nov. 19. On a cold and windy day, the women finished 13th in the Women's 6k while the men took 24th in the Men's 10k.The women's race remained tightly packed until slightly after the half way point of the race.

Juniors Millie Paladino (W. Va.) and Brianna Ilarda (Perth, Australia) ran close together in the middle of the pack. Both Paladino and Ilarda moved up through the field over the last two thousand meters to finish in 55th (20:34.3) and 68th (20:40.7) place, respectively.

Graduate student Sarah Mary Collins (Basel, Switzerland) was the third Friar across the finish in 94th place (20:49.6).

Rounding out the scoring for the women was junior Katie Lembo in 138th place (20:59.5) and freshman Abbey Wheeler in 148th (21:03.7).

The women scored a total of 399 points to take 13th overall.

The men's race played out similarly to the women's race with the entire field remaining tightly packed for the majority of the race. Senior Hugh Armstrong (Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland) and graduate student Julian Oakley (Tauranga, New Zealand) fought to remain in the middle of the pack. Armstrong fought hard over the final three thousand meters of the race to lead Providence with a 75th place (30:43.7) finish. Oakley finished second for the team in 119th place (31:02.2).

Graduate student Stephen Robertson (Wakefield, Mass.), junior Thomas O'Neill (Middletown, N.J.) and Trevor Crawley (Cumberland, R.I.) ran together for much of the race and finished within four seconds of each other. Robertson was the third Friar finishing in 182nd place (31:28.9) followed closely by O'Neill in 183rd (31:30.3) and Crawley in 187th (31:32.0).

The men finished with a total of 611 points to finish in 24th place.



Friar Women's Results: 55-Millie Paladino-20:34.3, 68th- Brianna Ilarda (20:40.7), 94- Sarah Mary Collins- 20:49.6, 138- Katie Lembo- 20:59.5, 148- Abbey Wheeler- 148- 21:03.7, 200- Mackenzie Barry- 21:27.7, 224- Keelin Hollowood- 22:00.8.


Friar Men's Results: 75-Hugh Armstrong-30:43.7, 119- Julian Oakley- 31:02.2, 182- Stephen Robertson-31:28.9, 183-Thomas O'Neill-31:30.3, 187- Trevor Crawley- 31:32.0, 200- Nicolas Carleo- 31:41.5, 238- Aaron Hanlon- 32:43.8.




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