Ganiel Places 13th in 10,000 Meters

    Gladys Ganiel finishes 13th in<br>the 10,000 meters at NCAA's.

    Gladys Ganiel finishes 13th in
    the 10,000 meters at NCAA's.

    June 4, 1998

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Providence College junior Gladys Ganiel of Harrington, Maine finished 13th in the 10,000 meters in a time of 35:02.31 at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship on June 3 in Buffalo, N.Y. The race was won by Arizona junior Amy Skieresz in a time of 33:04.12.

    For the Ganiel, who recently earned her fifth GTE District 1 Academic All-America honor, it marked her first appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Track Championship. Ganiel qualified for the NCAA's with her most impressive race of the season, winning the ECAC 10,000 meter title in a time of 34:57.96 on May 24.

    The Providence women's track team will continue to compete at the NCAA's with freshman Rachel Hixson of Media, Pa. running the 3,000 meters on Thursday night and junior Sarah Dupre of Kingston, Ontario and senior Marie McMahon of Ennistymon, Ireland racing in the 5,000 meters on Friday evening.

    NCAA WOMEN'S 10,000 METERS (Wednesday, June 3) - Top 10
    Place   Athlete             School                  Time 
    1st     Amy Skieresz        Arizona                 33:04.12
    2nd     Angie Kujak         Wisconsin               34:06.76
    3rd     Emily Nay           Brigham Young           34:10.62
    4th     Catherine Wright    Tennessee-Chattanooga   34:13.54
    5th     Jackie Conrad       Ohio University         34:14.85
    6th     Charity Wachera     West Virginia           34:29.64
    7th     Tanya Povey         South Carolina          34:31.41
    8th     Alison Klemmer      Notre Dame              34:32.95
    9th     Elizabeth Kampfe    Michigan                34:35.56
    10th    Anna Wright         Tennessee-Chattanooga   34:38.93
    
    13th    GLADYS GANIEL       PROVIDENCE  35:02.31