Feb. 14, 2005
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Providence College senior Kim Smith (Auckland, New Zealand), who now competes for Reebok, ran the sixth fastest time ever in the 5,000 meters on Friday, February 11 at the St. Valentine Invitational in Boston, Mass.
Smith's winning time of 14:50.46 is the second fastest run this year and it also set a New Zealand and a Commonwealth Indoor record. Smith, who will graduate from Providence in May of 2005, competed in her final event at PC on November 22, 2004 when she captured the NCAA Cross Country Championship.
In addition, former Friars Amy Rudolph `95 and Roisin McGettigan `03 also set marks at the St. Valentine Invitational. Rudolph won the mile in a U.S. leading time of 4:31.92, while McGettigan, a native of Wicklow, Ireland, took second-place in a time of 4:32.35. McGettigan's time was qualifying time for the European Indoor Championships, which will be held in Madrid, Spain on March 5-6.