#Seawolves dominate women's 1,500-meter preliminaries on first day of conference championships
May 4, 2014
Burlington, Vt. - The Stony Brook women's track and field team grabbed a meet-high six of the 12 available finals spots in the 1,500-meters on the first day of the America East Outdoor Championships hosted by the University of Vermont. Sophomore Christina Meilan was first in 4:41.10, and senior and reigning champion Olivia Burne was second in 4:42.23.
Junior Kate Pouder and freshman Olivia Ritchie placed seventh and ninth, respectively, in 4:43.28 and 4:43.54. Sophomores Kathleen McCurdy (11th, 4:44.31) and Christine Eisenberg (12th, 4:45.25) rounded out the group.
Freshman Elizabeth Caldwell finished fourth in the steeplechase in 11:00.13.
In the field events, Allyson Laporte and Brittany Spoto claimed fourth and seventh, respectively, in the javelin on tosses of 39.95 meters and 38.30 meters. Megan Liu came in fourth place in the long jump at 5.23 meters.
Senior James Snak tallied a fifth-place result and qualified for the finals in the 1,500-meters. He clocked in at 3:57.87.
Sophomore Alex Lopresti advanced in the 800-meters by finishing fifth with a time of 1:55.71.
The women currently stand in fifth with 16 points, while the men are ninth with two points.
Stony Brook resumes competition on the final day of the America East Outdoor Championships Sunday.