Nov. 21, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 21 Providence College men's cross country team will travel to Terre Haute, Ind. to compete at the Division I National Championships on Saturday, Nov. 23. The men's 10k race will begin at noon and take place at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center.
Graduate student Julian Saad (Trumbull, Conn.) will be joined by juniors Brian Doyle (Swansea, Mass.), Benjamin Connor (Derby, England), Shane Quinn (Waterford, Ireland) and Liam Hillery (Smithfield, R.I.), sophomores Harvey Dixon (Adlershot, England) and Julian Oakley (Tauragana, New Zealand) and freshman Trevor Crawley (Cumberland, R.I.) will be the eight runners Head Coach Ray Treacyselects seven from to race on Saturday.
The Friars will be one of 31 teams in the hunt for the title. Eighteen teams earned automatic bids with their top-two finishes at the Regional Championships, while the additional 13 earned at large bids for their performance throughout the season. Providence claimed an at large bid (Nov. 16) to send them to their 40th appearance at the NCAA Championships. Only six other teams in the nation have reached the championships more times than Providence.
The last time the Friars competed in the NCAA Championships was in 2011, when the team finished 22nd.
This season, Quinn leads Providence in first-place finishes with two from four top-finishes for the Friars. Quinn was the Friars' top-finisher at the Northeast Regional Championships, where he guided Providence to a fourth-place finish. Doyle was the top-finisher for Providence at the BIG EAST Championship on Nov. 2, with a third-place overall finish in the race to lead the Friars to a runner-up title.
Connor and Saad join Quinn and Doyle as the top Friars this season. All four have turned in consistent performances throughout the 2013 season, as well as earning All-BIG EAST and All-Northeast Region honors.
All-Time History At NCAA Championships 2012 - DNP 1990 - DNP 2011 - 22nd 1989 - DNP 2010 - 22nd 1988 - 13th 2009 - 20th 1987 - 20th 2008 - 20th 1986 - 22nd 2007 - 27th 1985 - DNP 2006 - 9th 1984 - 6th 2005 - DNP 1983 - 7th 2004 - 21st 1982 - 2nd 2003 - 24th 1981 - 2nd 2002 - 13th 1980 - 16th 2001 - 10th 1979 - 12th 2000 - 3rd 1978 - 12th 1999 - 19th 1977 - 4th 1998 - 10th 1976 - 9th 1997 - 16th 1975 - 3rd 1996 - 22nd 1974 - 5th 1995 - 8th (tied) 1973 - DNP 1994 - DNP 1972 - DNP 1993 - DNP 1971 - 27th 1992 - 3rd 1970 - DNP 1991 - 13th
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