June 17, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Providence College Senior Emily Sisson is set to compete at the USA Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
Sisson will run in the 10,000 meter finals on June 20 at 9:20 p.m. E.T. at Drake Stadium. Sisson is the only Providence College athlete that will be competing at these Championships. She qualified for the 10,000 meters with a time of 33:02.88 after winning the BIG EAST Championship title in Piscataway, N.J. on May, 3-5. The qualifying time for the Championships is 33:20.00.
Sisson competed at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials last year in the 5,000 meters finishing 12th in a time of 15:34.68. She has had a very successful year on the track. During the indoor season, she won the BIG EAST 3,000 meter title and earned Second-Team All-America honors for her ninth place finish in the 5,000 meters (15:54.73) at the 2013 NCAA DI Indoor Track and Field Championships. In the outdoor season, Sisson captured another BIG EAST title in the 10,000 meters. She also earned First-Team All-America accolades for her most recent performance at the 2013 NCAA DI Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 5,000 meters after finishing 6th in a time of 15:58.40.
There will be live coverage of the USA Track and Field Championships on June 22 from 4-5 p.m. E.T. on Universal Sports, 5-7 p.m. on NBC Sports Network and on June 23 from 3-4 p.m. on NBC Sports Network and from 4-6 p.m. on NBC.