Men's Cross Country Looks To Capture NCAA Title

    Quinn led the Friars to a fourth place finish at the Northeast Regional Championships.

    Quinn led the Friars to a fourth place finish at the Northeast Regional Championships.

    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
    For more information on the NCAA Championships as well as course maps and live results CLICK HERE. 


    --GO FRIARS--
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