T&F picks up eight top-five finishes to conclude AE championships

Burne took third in the women's mile run to earn her second ECAC qualifier of the conference indoor championships

Feb. 12, 2013

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Boston, Mass.- Senior Page Price of the Stony Brook women's track and field team edged Vermont senior Julie McGilpin for second-place in the women's 1,000-meter run on day two of the America East Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Mass.

Price clocked in at 2:58.66, ahead of McGilpin who tallied a time of 2:59.07. Kathryn Fanning of Albany won the event in 2:50.36. Kristal Conklin notched a time of 3:00.01 and secured fifth in the event.  

"Over the past two days, we produced some quality performances but just not enough to achieve the top-five finish we were looking to reach," said head track and field coach Andy Ronan said. "Robert Taylor had a great run, and Page Price's second-place finish despite racing in the slow section of the 1,000-meter was impressive. We start preparing for the outdoor season tomorrow."

Olivia Burne earned her second top-five result of the America East Championships by finishing third in the women's mile run in an ECAC qualifying time of 4:54.82. Burne was part of the second-place women's distance medley relay squad that also hit an ECAC qualifier yesterday.

Robert Taylor of the men's track and field team beat out Ryan Small of Albany by just over three-tenths of a second to take fourth in the men's 500-meter event. Taylor finished the race in 1:06.07, while Small crossed the finish line in 1:06.39.

Taylor also teamed up with Vincenzo Battaglia, Lamar Hayes and Terry Martin to log a fourth-place effort in the men's 4x400 relay. Hayes won the America East title and hit an IC4A qualifier in the long jump yesterday, while Battaglia contributed to the men's distance medley team that finished fifth.

James Snak, Bradley Amazan, Adam Jacobs and Sam Kimmey posted a time of 7:55.61 and placed fourth in the men's 4x800 relay.

Burne, Price, Conklin and Robin Lynn took fifth in the women's 4x800 relay in 9:27.35, beating out UMBC by nearly five seconds. The Retrievers clocked in at 9:32.53 and and came in sixth.

Freshman Christina Melian and senior Lorraine McCarthy finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the women's 3,000-meter run in ECAC-qualifying times of 9:51.90 and 9:54.28.

Kimmey placed eighth in the men's 1,000-meter run in 2:33.41.

Overall, the Seawolves racked up 12 top-five finishes, including a win for Hayes in the long jump, and hit five ECAC/IC4A qualifiers during the two-day championship event. Both squads finished seventh overall, while Albany swept the America East Indoor Track and Field Championships with first-place finishes in both the men's and women's rankings.

Stony Brook next competes in the IC4A/ECAC Championships March 2-3 in Boston, Mass.