Indoor Track Shines on Final Day of New England Championships

Feb. 23, 2013


The Providence College men's and women's indoor track teams continued a tradition of success on the second day of the 2013 New England Indoor Track Championships at Boston University in Boston, Mass. on Sat., Feb. 23. The Friars earned top-honors in the women’s mile and the men’s and women’s 3,000-meters, bringing their total number of New England Championship titles to five for the weekend.

Junior Emily Sisson (Chesterfield, Mo.), sophomore Caile Kohlbrenner (Sparkill, N.Y.) and freshman Katie Sischo (Jamesville, N.Y.) competed in the mile. Sisson had the best qualifying time heading into the event, and turned in a first-place finish with a time of 4:38.49. 

Senior Shelby Greany (Suffern, N.Y.) and freshman Kathleen Powell (Wrentham, Mass.) competed in the 3,000-meters for the women. Greany won the 3,000-meters with a time of 9:38.25, while Powell had a personal best with a time of 10:25.49. Sophomore Shane Quinn (Waterford, Ireland) competed in the 3,000-meters on the men’s side.  Quinn had the best qualifying time heading into the championship, and turned in the first-place finish with a time of 8:11.47.

For the women’s squad, juniors Jackie McCarthy (New Rochelle, N.Y.) and Elizabeth DeVivo (Riverside, Conn.) finished first and second, respectively, in the 1,000-meter preliminaries yesterday, qualifying for today’s final. McCarthy finished second with a time of 2:55.12 and DeVivo finished sixth with a time of 2:59.31.



The women’s 4x400-meter relay team, consisting of sophomore Kelsey Dermody (Norton, Mass.), sophomore Caroline Callaghan (Rochester, N.H.), sophomore Caitlin Abelseth (Voorheesville, N.Y.) and Taylor Corder also competed on Saturday and finished with a season best time of 4:02.75 (30th). 

The women’s team finished second overall out of 34 teams with 54 points, behind Connecticut who finished with 149.33 points.

Also for the men’s squad, senior Dominic Channon (Nelson, New Zealand) and freshman Harvey Dixon (Aldershot, England) competed in the men’s mile. Dixon turned in the top-performance in his unseeded heat and finished fourth overall with a time of 4:07.94. Channon finished sixth overall with a time of 4:08.75. Freshman Julian Oakley (Tauranga, New Zealand) and freshman Joseph Vercollone (Pembroke, Mass.) competed in the 1,000-meters finals. Oakley finished third with a time of 2:26.01, while Vercollone finished eighth with a time of 2:38.59.

The 4x400-meter team of freshman Austin King (Kempton, Pa.), senior Nikolas Rebovich (New Hartford, N.Y.), sophomore Anthony O’Malley (New York, N.Y.) and freshman Jake Meredith (North Eastham, Mass.) ran a season best time of 3:26.76 (24th). 

The men’s squad finished sixth overall out of 31 teams with 41 points.

Providence will be back in action next weekend, March 1-2 at the Columbia Final Chance Meet in New York, N.Y.



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