Greany Earns Fourth at Big East Cross Country Championships

Oct. 30, 2010

JAMESVILLE, N.Y. - Providence College junior Lee Carey (Bedworth, England) took first-place honors at the Big East Championships today, leading the Friar men to a third-place team finish out of 14 programs. The Friar women also ran well, taking fourth out of a crowded field of 16.

Carey completed the eight-kilometer race, held in Jamesville, N.Y. just outside of Syracuse, in a time of 24:56.8, a solid eight and a half seconds ahead of the second place harrier, Michael Eaton of Louisville (25:05.). Despite a very hilly terrain, Carey completed the endeavor by averaging 5:02 per mile.

The Providence women, running six-kilometers, were led by sophomore Shelby Greany (Suffern, N.Y.), who crossed in fourth-place out of a field of 133 runners. Greany's time was 20:50.5. She was just 18 seconds behind the women's overall winner, Sheila Reid of Villanova (20:31.9.)

Both Friar teams picked the right time to turn in arguably their best performances of the season. The Friar men scored a team total of 84 points, 25 points behind the winners from host Syracuse. After Carey's heroics, a trio of juniors followed in quick succession. Dominic Channon (Nelson, New Zealand), grabbed 11th (25:29.4). Matt Terry (Danbury, Conn.) earned 17th (25:50.3). Julian Matthews (Nelson, New Zealand) finished 22nd (26:02.1).

Sophomore Eric Malnati (Walpole, N.H.) rounded out the scoring in 33rd (26:23.0).

Similarly, three juniors backed Greany's performance to help the Friar women to the fourth-place total of 90 points, 64 notches behind the winners from Villanova.

Hannah Davidson (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) placed 17th (21:37.8), just ahead of the 18th-place effort of Mary Kate Champagne (Plattsburgh, N.Y.; 21:39.1), and the 25th-place time of Charlotte Ffrench O'Carroll (Dublin, Ireland; 21:58.8). Senior Emma Perron (West Hartford, Conn.) rounded out the scoring in 26th (22:00.2).

 

 

Both teams compete again in the NCAA regionals on Saturday, November 13, in Madison, Conn.

Big East Championships
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Providence Results
4 Shelby Greany	SO 20:50.5
17 Hannah Davidson JR 21:37.8
18 Mary Kate Champagne JR 21:39.1
25 Charlotte O'Carroll JR 21:58.8
26 Emma Perron	SR 22:00.2
(34) Sam Roecker SO 22:28.6
(39) Amie Schumacher GR 22:34.6
  

	
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