By John Manley
A pair of Irish runners were winners at the New England Outdoor Track Championships in Boston recently.
Brown’s Neville Davey, a senior from County Mayo, was first in the 1,500-meter run, with a time of 3 minutes, 44.63 seconds.
Also, Providence sophomore Keith Kelly, from Drogheda, was fastest at 5,000 meters, timed in 14:26.02.
Brown, with 85 points, won the team championship over Massachusetts, with 74. Providence tied for 11th place with 18 points.
Harvard’s Doran falters
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The first round of the NCAA tennis championships brought the curtain down on the season for a pair of Irish players. Harvard fell to Georgia in men’s play. Dublin sophomore John Doran of Harvard injured a quad muscle early in his match at third singles with Steve Baldas, but won the first set, 6-4. Doran’s effectiveness was comprised throughout the remainder of the match and he dropped the next two sets, 1-6, 0-6.
California’s women’s team was defeated by William & Mary, 5-3. Annette Oosters defeated Claire Curran, a Cal sophomore from Dublin, at fifth singles, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2.