Numerous Seawolves victorious at Giegengack Invitational

Lamar Hayes

Feb. 4, 2012

New Haven, Conn. - Senior Lucy Van Dalen (Wanganui, New Zealand) led Stony Brook's track & field teams at the Giegengack Invitational hosted by Yale University.

Van Dalen ran the fastest 1,000 in the country this season (2:42.53), a new school record by nearly five seconds and a new meet record by nearly six seconds.

The Seawolves also recorded four ECAC and two IC4A qualifiers.

Sophomore Olivia Burne (Palmerston North, New Zealand) also posted a win, taking first in the mile (4:47.32). Senior Carolina Cortes (Woodmere, N.Y.) took third in the mile (4:48.48).

Junior Annie Keown (Auckland, New Zealand) place second in the 3,000 (9:52.03).

Burne, Cortes and Keown qualified for ECACs.

Other top-five performances for Stony Brook included senior LaQuashia Hall (New York, N.Y.) in the 500m. Her time of 1:17.91 was good for fourth place. Junior Lorraine McCarthy (Waterford, Ireland) ran a 5:04.74 mile.

Sophomore Eric Speakman (Napier, New Zealand) recorded the men's team's lone win, finishing first in the 1,000 (2:24.86), nearly missing the school record by .18 seconds.

Senior Shamell Forbes (Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) finished fourth in the 1,000 (2:29.50).

Freshman Terry Martin (Bloomingburg, N.Y.) recorded a 8.41 in the 60m hurdles.

Sophomore Daniel Denis (Bayport, N.Y.) finished fifth in the 3,000 (8:37.24). The men's 4x400 relay took fourth (3:22.30).

Van Dalen and the men's 4x400 relay team will be at the Armory for the world famous Millrose Games. Another group will be at Boston University for the Valentine Invitational.