by npatano on April 21, 2022
Margaret Maloney ’23
Men’s Track and Field
The Providence men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Friar Invitational at the Ray Treacy Track at Hendricken Field in Providence, R.I. on April 8. The meet featured 14 men’s and women’s teams. There were some great moments from the team that were huge achievements. Liam Back ’24 finished first in the mile with a time of 3:59.06. Ryan Gallagher ’22GS also copped a first place finish in the 5,000 meter race with a time of 13:56.44. And for the third first place finish, Josh Lewin ’24 finished first in his heat in the 800 meters.
Women’s Track and Field
On the women’s side of the Friar Invitational at the Ray Treacy Track, Laura Mooney ’24 took first in the 5,000-meters with a personal best of 16:09.43. Mooney’s time was 17.51 seconds ahead of the next runner — Orla O’Connor ’23 finished in 16:45.26. Nicole Borowiec ’23 ran a personal best in the 100 meter hurdles of 14.51 seconds. Borowiec’s time set a new program and facility record.
The Providence College Women’s Softball team is in a three-game series with the University of Connecticut, tied 1-1. On Friday, April 15, the Friars fell short with a 3-1 loss, but there were still some important highlights from this loss. Jacque Harring ’24 got the Friars on the board with an RBI single to center field. Micaela Abbatine contributed the run for the Friars. Tori Grifone ’24 pitched 3.2 innings for the Friars, allowing two hits while striking out five batters. On April 16, the Friars won in extra innings with a score of 2-1. Lauren Nunez ’22 scored the game winner for the Friars. The Friars faced them one more time on April 18, ending with a score of 8-0 in favor of the Huskies.
The Providence College Men’s Lacrosse team fell to the Villanova Wildcats, 18-13, on Saturday, April 16 at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, PA. The Friars drop to 5-7 overall, 0-3 in Big East play. This high-scoring game allows for a hopeful remainder of the season with lots of Big East play remaining. Providence had nine different goal scorers on the day. Jack Horrigan ’25 recorded a hat trick, while Matt Grillo ’22 and Michael Chabra ’24 also registered multi-point games with two goals each. Up next, the Friars will face University of Denver at home on Saturday, April 23.