April 25, 1998
PHILADELPHIA -- Providence College senior Marie McMahon (Ennistymon, Ireland) captured the 5,000 meter title in the College Championship Division at the Penn Relays on April 23. McMahon, a 10-time All-American who won the 1996 NCAA Indoor 5,000 meter title, won the 5,000 at the Penn Relays in a time of 15:51.41. For McMahon it marked her second 5,000 title at the Penn Relays as last year she won the race in a time of 15:56.86. Also in the 5,000, junior Sarah Dupre (Kingston, Ontario) placed fifth (16:34.35) and junior Gladys Ganiel (Harrington, Maine) finished ninth (16:49.25). Also competing for the PC women's team was freshman Stephanie O'Reilly (Wicklow, Ireland) and sophomore Dana Ostrander (Ballston, Lake, N.Y.). O'Reilly earned a fourth-place finish (9:50.09) in the 3,000 College Division, while Ostrander placed 11th (9:44.36) in the 3,000 College Championship Division.
On the men's side Providence junior Ben Noad (Bristol, England) was fifth (14:08.84) in the 5,000 in the College Championship Division. Sophomore Keith Kelly (Drogheda, Ireland) also ran the 5,000, finishing 19th in a time of 14:30.96.
PROVIDENCE FINISHERS Event Place Athlete Time 3,000 meters (College) 4th Stephanie O'Reilly 9:50.09
3,000 meters (College Championship) 11th Dana Ostrander 9:44.36
5,000 meters (College Championship) 1st Marie McMahon 15:51.41 5th Sarah Dupre 16:34.35 9th Gladys Ganiel 16:49.25
5,000 meters (College Championship) 6th Ben Noad 14:08.84 19th Keith Kelly 14:30.96 Distance Medley (College) 5th Rick Bush, Chris Lambton 10:00.28 Paul McNamara, Carl Mauro
4 X 1,500 (College Championship) 5th Sarah Dupre, Marie McMahon 18:13.58 Rachel Hixson, Dana Ostrander
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