August 05, 2021

Emily Sisson ’14 in the news

Finishes 10th as top American at Tokyo Olympics

Emily Sisson ‘14 is the top American finisher in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics 10k facing difficult race conditions to finish tenth.
(Ryan Pierse/Olympics: Day 15 via Getty Images)

Emily Sisson ’14 led the U.S. women in the 10,000m with a 1oth place finish in 31:09.58. Karissa Schweizer was 12th in 31:19.96 and Alicia Monson was 13th in 31:21.36.

“I’m a bit disappointed, given how the trials went, but timing’s everything in this sport, and I feel like it was a bit off with timing it for the Olympics,” Sisson said. “So I’m still really proud of the effort I gave, and it was an incredible group of women that made the team, and we faced incredible competition.”

Runner’s World story on the race
Emily Sisson '14 poses with the Olympic rings at the Tokyo Olympics.
Emily Sisson ’14 posted this Instagram photo on Wednesday, Aug. 4, with the caption, “Two days away!”
Emily Sisson '14 runs on the Ray Treacy Track in July, with the Providence College scoreboard behind her.
Emily Sisson ’14 runs on the Ray Treacy Track in July, before the Toyko Olympics.

NBC’s coverage of the 10,000m U.S. Olympic trials

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