May 17, 1998
HANOVER, N.H. -- Providence College junior Gladys Ganiel of Harrington, Maine captured the 3,000 meter title at the New England Outdoor Track Championship on May 16 at Hanover, N.H. For Ganiel it marked her first New England title. With her first-place finish, Ganiel earned All-New England honors and helped the Friars finish ninth of 25 team with 29 points.
Sophomore Dana Ostrander also ran a strong race for PC, finishing third (10:11.20) behind Ganiel in the 3,000 meters. In the 1,500 meters, the Friars were led by junior Sarah Dupre of Kingston, Ontario who placed second in a time of 4:27.84. Dupre was followed by freshmen Rachel Hixson of Media, Pa. (fourth - 4:29.19) and Stephanie O'Reilly of Wicklow, Ireland (sixth - 4:32.58).
The Friars will return to action on May 22-24 at the ECAC Championship at Fairfax, Va.
TEAM RESULTS - TOP 10 OF 25 1. UMass-Amherst 77 2. Northeastern 75.5 3. Vermont 74 4. Rhode Island 64 5. Dartmouth 50 6. Connecticut 49 7. Maine 38 8. New Hampshire 36 9. PROVIDENCE 29 10. Wheaton 28
PROVIDENCE TOP FINISHERS Event Place Athlete Time 400 meters 12th Joan Bohlke 59.28
800 meters 11th Erin Murphy 2:17.62
1,500 meters 2nd Sarah Dupre 4:27.84 1,500 meters 4th Rachel Hixson 4:29.19 1,500 meters 6th Stephanie O'Reilly 4:32.58
3,000 meters 1st Gladys Ganiel 9:50.98 3,000 meters 3rd Dana Ostrander 10:11.20
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