Burne defends America East title in 1,500-meters

Olivia Burne has won back-to-back America East titles in the women's 1,500-meters

May 4, 2014

Women's Results | Men's Results 

Burlington, Vt. –In the final conference championship meet of her collegiate career, senior Olivia Burne of the Stony Brook women’s track and field team claimed top honors in the 1,500-meters for the second consecutive season Sunday at the America East Outdoor Championships. Burne finished first in an ECAC-qualifying time of 4:22.23. 

She has now won an individual conference crown in each of the last four conference championships (2013 outdoor 1,500-meters, 2013 cross country, 2014 indoor 1,000-meters). Sophomore Christina Melian took third in 4:32.27. Junior Kate Pouder was seventh in 4:36.80, and freshman Olivia Ritchie was eighth in 4:41.01.

Burne, Melian and Pouder teamed up with freshman Elizabeth Caldwell for a fourth-place finish in the 4x800-meter relay in 9:13.83.

The quartet of sophomores Megan Liu, Daneen Small and Cali Peffer and freshman Shi-Anne Humes clocked in at 50.14 seconds for sixth in the 4x100. 

Senior Lorraine McCarthy crossed the line sixth in the 5,000-meters with a time of 17:26.95.

Senior Alex Kramer of the men’s team was fourth in 14:36.30, and senior Nicholas Lemon tallied a seventh-place finish in the 10,000-meters in 31:23.62. 

Sophomore Tyler Keys and senior James Snak finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 1,500-meters in 3:59.65 and 3:59.81.

Sophomore Alex Lopresti was seventh in the 800-meter run in 1:52.94.

Lopresti and classmate Bradley Amazan, Snak and freshman Peter Sander teamed up and took sixth in 7:50.30 the 4x800. 

Seniors Robert Taylor and Sam Kimmey, sophomore Vincenzo Battaglia and freshman Jarrett Button placed eighth in 3:30.52 in the 4x800-meter relay.

The women finished sixth with 46 points, and the men were eighth with 20 points.

The Seawolves head to the IC4A/ECAC Championships May 16-18 in Princeton, N.J.