Outdoor Track Has Two Top-Ten Finishers At East Regional NCAA Championships

    Sisson took first in the women's 5000 meter run.

    Sisson took first in the women's 5000 meter run.

    May 25, 2013


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    The Providence College men's and women's outdoor track and field team finished competition today, Saturday, May 25 at the East Region Preliminary NCAA Championships in Greensboro, N.C. The Friars had two NCAA Championship qualifying times.

    Juniors Emily Sisson (Chesterfield, Mo.) and Laura Nagel (Napier, New Zealand) both qualified for the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. in the women's 5000 meter run. Sisson took first with a time of 15:58.72, while Nagel finished seventh with a time of 16:00.89.

    Also competing in the women's 5000 meter run was junior Erin Murphy (Easton, Mass.) and freshman Sarah Mary Collins (Basel, Switzerland). Murphy finished with a time of 17:02.27, while Collins finished in a time of 16:42.45.

    On the men's side, sophomore Shane Quinn (Waterford, Ireland) and senior Dominic Channon (Nelson, New Zealand) competed in the men's 5000 meter run. Out of a field of 46 competitors, Quinn finished 16th with a time of 14:19.29, while Channon came in 18th with a time of 14:20.64.

    Sisson and Nagel will join senior Shelby Greany (Suffern, N.Y.) in the trip to Eugene, Ore. to compete in the NCAA Championships on Wednesday, June 5 to Saturday, June 8. With her top-12 finish, Nagel will make her first appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, while Greany, competing in the women's 3000 meter steeplechase, and Sisson will be making their third career appearance.

    --GO FRIARS--