Feb. 15, 2000
Three members of the women's track team earned provisional NCAA qualifying times at the annual Valentine Classic hosted by Boston University on February 12-13.
Senior Shannon Smith, sophomore Katie Ryan and freshman Maggie Guiney each posted times in the 3000M below the necessary mark of 9:42 to earn the provisional qualification. Smith ran a 9:28.95 and took third in the meet. The mark was a new personal best. Her old standard was a 9:31. Last spring, she also ran a provisional time in the 3000M at the Outdoor BIG EAST Championships.
Guiney's time of 9:40.58 was enough to run behind Smith in fourth place. She also raced at the 1999 NCAA Cross Country Championships with Boston College, along with Smith.
Ryan ran a 9:40.96 and followed Guiney in fifth place. In 1998, Ryan raced in the NCAA Cross Country Championships as an individual qualifier.
Freshman Cate Guiney also competed in the 3000M, taking seventh place with a 9:47.30. Junior Lisa McIsaac raced in the mile, running a 5:10.26 for 17th-place. Freshman Jenifer Vendetti took second in the 800M with her 2:12.44.
On the men's side, junior Justin Burdon ran a 8:15.30 in the 3000M for a fourth-place finish. He previously ran an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 8:07.72 at the Terrier Classic on January 29.
Senior Marshal Armitage took sixth in the 3000M with a 8:19.41 and sophomore Colin Wolfe ran a 8:32.03.