Providence College senior
Marie McMahon wins at the
BIG EAST Championships.
Feb. 22, 1998at 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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