Women's Track Runs at BIG EAST Championships

    Providence College senior <br> Marie McMahon wins at the <br> BIG EAST Championships.

    Providence College senior
    Marie McMahon wins at the
    BIG EAST Championships.

    Feb. 22, 1998

    at Syracuse University -- Syracuse, N.Y.
    February 21-22, 1998

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Providence College senior Marie McMahon (Ennistymon, Ireland) captured the 5,000 and 3,000 meter titles at the BIG EAST Indoor Track Championship on Feb. 21-22 and led the Friars to an eighth-place finish with 51 points.

    With the two wins, McMahon earned the BIG EAST Championship Outstanding Track Performer honor.

    McMahon, a nine-time All-American who won the 1996 NCAA Indoor 5,000 meter title, won the 5,000 at the BIG EAST in a time of 16:23.71. She captured the 3,000 on Sunday in a time of 9:24.16. For McMahon, it marked her first BIG EAST Indoor 3,000 and 5,000 meter titles.

    Also in the 5,000 meters, PC junior Sarah Dupre (Kingston, Ontario) placed second and earned All-BIG EAST honors.

    Following McMahon in the 3,000 were PC freshman Rachel Hixson of Media, Pa. (fourth, 9:41.84) and sophomore Dana Ostrander of Ballston Lake, N.Y. (fifth, 9:50.08).

    In the Mile, Providence senior Maria McCambridge (Dublin, Ireland) placed second in a time of 4:46.76.

    TEAM RESULTS
    1.  Georgetown      119
    2.  Miami           103 
    3.  Seton Hall      78
    4.  Villanova       73
    5.  Pittsburgh      57.33
    6.  St. John's      57
    7.  Connecticut     53
    8.  PROVIDENCE      51
    9.  Notre Dame      43
    10. Rutgers         42.83
    11. West Virginia   38
    12. Syracuse        37.50
    13. Boston College  25.33
    
    PROVIDENCE TOP FINISHERS
    Event           Place   Athlete             Time 
    Mile            2nd     Maria McCambridge   4:46.76
    
    3,000 meters    1st     Marie McMahon       9:24.16
    3,000 meters    4th     Rachel Hixson       9:41.84
    3,000 meters    5th     Dana Ostrander      9:50.08
    
    5,000 meters    1st     Marie McMahon       16:23.71
    5,000 meters    2nd     Sarah Dupre         16:27.59
        
    Dist. Medley    4th     Providence          11:37.05
    

     

     

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