Sept. 27, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College women's cross country teams will travel to Bethlehem, Pa. on Friday, September 28, to compete in the famed Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh University. The women's 6K is scheduled to start at 11:45 a.m.
Last year at the Paul Short Invitational the women were victorious earning four of the top-12 finishers in the field of 396 runners. Seniors Shelby Greany (Suffern, N.Y.) and Sam Roecker (Charlton, N.Y.), and juniors Laura Nagel (Napier, New Zealand) and Grace Thek (Melbourne, Australia) were among the top runners for the Friars last year, and hope to earn another victory.
Joining the four veterans is junior Erin Murphy (Easton, Mass), who placed 12th at the Friar's last event, and sophomore Devyn Pryor (Dartmouth, Mass.). Four freshman harriers will be taking to the course, including Sarah Mary Collins (Basel, Switzerland), who finished in the top-three with Greany and Nagel at the Wolfie Invitational. The other Friar freshmen competing will be Katie Sischo (Jamesville, N.Y.), Molly Keating (Rehoboth, Mass.) and Lauren Mullins (Binghamton, N.Y.)
SCOUTING THE FIELD: Among the field of 40 that the Friars will be competing against are two other nationally ranked squads, including No. 4 Georgetown and No. 9 Villanova. The Hoyas will look to their three All-Americans Rachel Schneider, Madeline Chambers and Emily Jones to have strong performances. For Villanova, it will be the Wildcats first scored event of the season.