Coming off her dominant win in the 5000m at the
NCAA Championships, Emily Sisson trades in her NB Providence College
jersey for a Team NB elite kit.
Heading into the upcoming U.S. Championships,
every member of Team New Balance threatens a spot on the World
Championship team in their respective events. Now, we’re happy to share
there will be another name on Team NB’s impressive roster
heading into the big weekend, Emily Sisson.
Sisson has been a dominant force in distance
running since she was in high school. As a junior, Emily represented the
U.S. on several occasions from 2007 to 2010 at major international
meets and also held the U.S. junior 5000m record. In
college, after transferring from the University of Wisconsin, Sisson
joined an stellar Providence College team and led them to the NCAA cross
country team title in 2013.
While she contributed to the success of her
team, Emily also collected an array of accolades as an individual during
her time at Providence College, including two NCAA titles and the
5,000m indoor collegiate record.
At the Big East Championships this February,
Sisson ran away from the 5000m field and crossed the line in 15:12.22,
shaving two seconds off the previous record held by fellow Team NB
member and Providence College alum, Kim Smith. This past
weekend, Sisson put an exclamation point on the end of her illustrious
collegiate career when she captured the 10,000m title at the NCAA
Outdoor Track and Field Championships a full 50m ahead of the next
Emily will sport her new Team NB race kit this weekend in the 5000m at the U.S. Championships in Eugene, Oregon.