Hayes crowned conference champion in men's long jump

Lamar Hayes won the long jump at the America East Indoor Championships Monday

Feb. 11, 2013

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Boston, Mass.—Lamar Hayes won the men’s long jump and met the standard for the IC4A’s on a 7.18-meter jump, while the women’s distance medley relay squad took second as the Stony Brook men’s and women’s track and field teams wrapped up day one of competition at the America East Indoor Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Mass.

“Lamar was outstanding today,” track and field head coach Andy Ronan said. “Coach Andrew Hunsinger did a great job preparing him for this meet. I thought Chris Hand competed well, and Annie Keown's run in the 5000-meter event was very encouraging. We are also pleased with distance medley relay performances.”

Olivia Burne, Megan Gallagher, Kristal Conklin and Christina Melian teamed up for a second-place finish in an ECAC qualifying time of 11:57.79 in the women’s distance medley relay.

Annie Keown placed third in the women’s 5000-meter run in a time of 17:16.62. The junior beat out Vermont freshman Alicia Clark, who clocked in at 17:19.33, by nearly three seconds for the top-three time and finished just one second behind the second-place runner, Elise Beattie of New Hampshire.

In the men’s distance medley relay, Tyler Frigge, Vincenzo Battaglia, Bradley Amazan and Eric Speakman took fifth with a time of 10:19.89.

Chris Hand placed sixth in the men’s weight throw on a 15.97-meter heave.

Robert Taylor and Thomas DuPlessis qualified for the men’s 500-meter finals tomorrow with times of 1:06.11 and 1:06.97, respectively, while Danielle Cornell earned a spot in the women’s 500-meter finals after finishing the preliminary race in 1:18.80.

The meet concludes tomorrow in Boston, Mass. Click here to track live results.