Providence Women's Cross Country Finishes Second at NCAA Championship

NCAA Championship Results


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Providence finished second at the 2012 NCAA Women's Cross Country Championship on Saturday, Nov. 17 at E.P. Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. The Friars totaled 183 points, 69 points behind first-place Oregon. Freshman Sarah Mary Collins finished 10th (19:50.7) on the six-kilometer course. Junior Emily Stisson followed in 15th (20:00.1), junior Laura Nagel finished 35th (20:12.5), senior Shelby Greany took 60th (20:28.3) and senior Samantha Roecker rounded out the Providence scoring in 134th (21:01.5).


The second-place finish for the Friars marks the fourth consecutive year a BIG EAST women's cross country team has finished first or second at the NCAA Championship. Providence won the NCAA Northeast Region a week ago, and took third at the 2012 BIG EAST Women's Cross Country Championship.


Also on the women's side, Connecticut finished eighth, 2011 NCAA Champion Georgetown finished 12th, Notre Dame placed 15th and Villanova finished 20th.


The BIG EAST saw four women earn All-America honors, including Collins, Nagel, Stisson and Villanova senior Emily Lipari. Lipari won the individual title at the 2012 BIG EAST Women's Cross Country Championship on Oct. 26.


For the men, Syracuse led the BIG EAST with a 15th-place finish on the ten-kilometer course. Georgetown placed 25th, Villanova took 28th and Notre Dame rounded out the BIG EAST in 28th.