Track and field competes in Giegengack Invitational

Feb. 2, 2013

New Haven, Conn. - Junior Olivia Burne won the mile race in 4:54.40, and three Seawolf men team placed in the top-ten in the 3,000-meter run with season-best times to highlight a weekend at the Giegengack Invitational hosted by Yale for the Stony Brook men's and women's track and field programs.

"This week, we once again showed signs that we are making progress with our fitness," said track and field head coach Andy Ronan. "With 10 days to go until the America East indoor championships, we will need to stay focused and work hard in order to be ready to compete well at the meet." 

Burne beat out Emma Slattery, a junior from St. Joseph's (Pa.) who came in second, by more than a full second. The victory in the mile run marked the third ECAC qualifier in two weeks for Burne, who also met standards for the ECACs in the 3,000-meter and 1,000 meter runs in times of 9:46.12 and 2:52.72, respectively, at the Metropolitan Championships last weekend. 

Nicholas Lemon, a junior, finished sixth in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:38.94, while freshman Mitchell Kun took seventh in 8:41.24. Teammate and junior Carlos Roa crossed the finish line next, clocking in at 8:48.83 to cap off a trio of season-best times in the event. 

Sophomore Chris Hand headlined the field events for the Seawolves, placing seventh with a 16.18 meter throw in the weight throw. 

Stony Brook now looks towards the America East Indoor Championships, which are scheduled for Feb. 10-11.