Oct. 17, 2010
TERRE HAUTE, IND. - The Providence College men's and women's cross country teams competed in the 2010 Pre Nationals Saturday. The Friar women earned fourth place out of a crowded, 38-team field. The men placed 15th out of 36 squads.
The event, hosted by Indiana State University, welcomes the top teams in the nation to prep for the NCAA Championships held in the same spot on November 22.
The Friar women scored 231 points, 116 behind the winners from Florida State. The Providence men tallied 430. Oklahoma took the men's contest with 106.
The top runners for both PC entrants finished in sixth place individually. Sophomore Shelby Greany (Suffern, N.Y.) grabbed the sixth spot in the women's "Blue Race" by finishing the 6000-meter endeavor in 20:29.3, just 26 seconds behind the winner, UTEP's Risper Kimaiyo. Junior Lee Carey (Bedworth, England) crossed sixth out of the field of 241 men with a time of 23:47.2. Carey was just 22 ticks behind the winner, Samuel Chelanga of Liberty.
Greany's teammates were not far behind. Junior Hannah Davidson (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) was 16th, crossing the line in 20:40.4. Classmate Mary Kate Champagne (Plattsburg, N.Y.) earned 53rd with a clocking of 21:20.5
Junior Matt Terry (Danbury, Conn.) placed 126th, thanks to a 25:18.1 crossing. Terry was just ahead of sophomore Ahmed Ali (Boston, Mass.). His 25:21.9 completed the scoring with a 133rd place effort.
Both Providence teams return to action this Friday (10/22) at the Central Connecticut State Mini Meet in New Britain, Conn. The women are scheduled to run at 3:30 p.m. The men start at 4 p.m.
Pre Nationals Women's "Blue" Meet 6000-meters Providence Results
1 6 1153 Shelby Greany 20:29.3 2 16 1149 Hannah Davidson 20:40.4 3 53 1147 Mary Kate Champagne 21:20.5 4 72 1157 Samantha Roecker 21:27.7 5 84 1156 Emma Perron 21:32.5 6 (176) 1158 Amie Schumacher 22:22.7
Pre Nationals Men's "White" Meet 8000-meters Providence Results
1 6 1162 Lee Carey 23:47.2 2 46 1163 Dominic Channon 24:33.0 3 119 1167 Julian Matthews 25:14.8 4 126 1169 Matt Terry 25:18.1 5 133 1159 Ahmed Ali 25:21.9 6 (136) 1166 Eric Malnatti 25:24.3 7 (154) 1164 Francis Hernandez 25:36.9
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