Ffrench-O’Carroll wins Brown Invitational mile

Providence College senior Charlotte Ffrench-O’Carroll won the women’s mile at the Brown Invitational on Saturday. The Dubliner was along in 4:47.79. Rhode Island senior Kalyn Sheehan from Waterford got second place in the 200 and 400 meters. She ran the 200 in 24.95, just off the 24.93 unleashed by teammate Hannah Janeczak. Sheehan ran the 400 in 55.87, with only Brown’s Lauren Waterbury ahead of her in 54.58. Brown’s Kevin Cooper, another Waterford resident, took sixth place in the men’s mile. The junior ran the race in 4:14.48, with Providence’s Dominic Channon the first in at 4:04.42.

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The Stony Brook duo of Mary O’Connor and Lorraine McCarthy, both from Waterford, ran second in their respective races at the Metropolitan Championships in Piscataway, N.J. on Saturday. O’Connor, a senior, needed 2:16.37 in the 800 meters, a time that was bettered only by

Rutgers’ Ashley Deckert in 2:14.00. McCarthy, a junior, ran the 1,500 meters in 4:41.04, with only teammate Annie Keown in front of her; Keown finished in 4:39.90.

St. John’s Claire Mooney got fourth place in the women’s 400 meters at the Met and led off for the Red Storm’s winning entry in the 4x400 relay. Her time in the individual race was 55.67; Manhattan’s Cara Rostant was the winner in 54.78. Mooney is a freshman from Celbridge, Co. Kildare.


Arizona enjoyed 7-0 sweeps of Colorado and Utah on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Susan McRann was slotted at fifth singles against Utah and handled Lucia Kovarcikova, 6-2, 3-6, 10-8. McRann, a Dublin sophomore, also teamed with Kim Stubbe at third doubles, where they defeated Kovarcikova and Sarah Pham, 8-6. The previous day, McRann and Stubbe were 8-0 winners over Kristina Schleich and Camille Sabourin.

Notre Dame’s Niall Fitzgerald, a senior from Co. Wicklow, defeated Louisville’s Robert Hall, 6-1, 7-5, at fifth singles on Sunday. Fitzgerald and Casey Watt were victorious, 8-3, at first doubles over Andrew Carter and Albert Wagner. The Fighting Irish bested the Cardinals, 5-2.


Kevin Phelan was one of three North Florida golfers to finish in the top-5 at the Gary Koch Invitational, played at Old Memorial Golf Club in Tampa, Fla. Phelan, a junior from Waterford, shot 5-under-par 211 (72-67-72), which was three strokes behind medalist and teammate Joey Petronio, and good for fourth place. Toledo’s Chris Selfridge, a freshman from Belfast, tied for 55th place at 230 (72-75-83), while Toledo’s Jamie Richardson, a freshman from Ballyclare, Co. Antrim, shot 240 (81-72-87), which landed him in 73rd place. North Florida finished first among the 15 teams on the course, 20 strokes ahead of Georgia Tech.

Consecutive rounds of 76 got Dermot McElhennon a share of 14th place in the Mount Olive Spring Invitational at Walnut Creek Country Club in Goldsboro, N.C. The Barton College sophomore from New Bern, N.C. was eight strokes over par for the event and 12 behind medalist Freddie Nordhoff of Queens (N.C.). McElhennon’s parents hail from Draperstown, Co. Derry.