May 17, 2009
PROVIDENCE, RI -
At the New England Championships on May 9, 2009, senior Charles Dewey established himself as one of the fastest collegiate middle-distance runners in the country. Dewey claimed victory in the 800 meters in a time of 1:48.77, which currently ranks him first in the NCAA East Region.
In addition to Dewey's performance in the 800 meters, he returned with teammates, senior Alan Pandiani (Shrewsbury, Mass.), sophomore Thomas Manglaviti (Southhampton, N.Y.), and sophomore Brian Stannard (East Longmeadow, Mass.) to shatter the school-record in the 4x400 meter relay. The relay placed fifth and ran a time of 3:15.82, four seconds faster than the previous record.
At the ECAC and IC4A Championships, the Friars had a few athletes compete at Princeton University on May 16, 2009. Freshman Hannah Davidson (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) placed fourth in the ECAC 3,000 meter steeplechase. Her time of 10:15.97 was a personal-best and NCAA Regional qualifying time. On the men's side, junior Tom Webb (Williston, Vt.) ran a huge personal-best time of 14:12.24 in the 5,000 meters, only just missing the NCAA Regional qualifying mark of 14:12.00.
The Providence College Track squads continue to compete at championships next at the NCAA East Regional Championship to be held at North Carolina A&T State University on May 29-30, 2009.