Burne claims America East championship in women's 1,000

Burne nearly broke a school and conference record in a championship race Monday

Feb. 24, 2014


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New York – Senior Olivia Burne of the Stony Brook women’s track and field team ran the women’s 1,000 in a season-best 2:48.33 and was crowned America East champion on the second day of the conference indoor championships at Armory Track. The time qualified her for the ECACs for the second time this season in the event and was just shy of the America East record time of 2:48.02 set by Stony Brook All-American Lucy Van Dalen in 2012. 

Burne beat Albany senior Kathryn Fanning, who placed second in 2:52.88, by nearly four ticks. This is the second individual conference championship for Burne during the 2013-14 school year as she claimed the cross country title in November. The Palmerston, New Zealand product also won the outdoor 1,500 in 2013.

Robin Lynn finished eighth in 3:00.63 in the event. 

Kate Pouder secured fifth in the women’s mile in 5:05.18. In the first indoor conference championship, freshman Elizabeth Caldwell was eighth in the women’s 3,000 in a personal-record time of 10:06.64.

Burne, Lynn, Caldwell and Danielle Cornell placed third in the women’s 4x800 in 11:47.89.

Daniel Denis highlighted the men’s team’s efforts with a second-place finish in the 3,000 in an IC4A qualifying time of 8:22.13. Mitchell Kun logged a time of 8:27.79 and was sixth. 

Terry Martin placed fourth in the men’s 60-meter high hurdles in 8.28 seconds, his top time of the season. Matthew Granata clocked in at 1:05.44 and finished fifth in the men’s 500. 

Martin, Robert Taylor, Vincenzo Battaglia and Bradley Amazan teamed up for a sixth-place finish in the men’s 4x400 in 3:22.14. The men’s 4x800 quartet of Amazan, Gifford, Alex Lopresti and Sam Kimmey were sixth in 7:46.04.

Both teams finished eighth overall. Albany swept the team championships.