Burne defends America East title in 1,500-meters
May 4, 2014
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.
Senior Lorraine McCarthy crossed the line sixth in the 5,000-meters with a time of 17:26.95.
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.
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.