Providence College Alum Emily Sisson Places Tenth in Olympic 10K

Emily Sisson, a Providence College alum (’14), placed 10th in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games 10,000 meters on Saturday, August 7. Sisson finished in a time of 31:09.58 amongst a field of 29 athletes and was the top American finisher. This was Sisson’s first Olympic Games representing the United States.

While at Providence, Sisson helped the Friar cross country team capture the NCAA Championship in 2013 and she won NCAA titles in the Indoor and Outdoor 5,000 meters at the NCAA Championships in 2015. She also won seven BIG EAST titles during her career as a Friar. Most recently, Sisson won the Olympic Trials in a record time of 31:03.82.

Ben Connor ’15 will compete in the marathon tonight (August 7) with his event is to begin at 6:00 p.m. (EST). As a Friar, Connor collected All-America honors and was named Providence College Student-Athlete of the Year in 2014.

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