Track and field readies for America East Indoor Championships
Feb. 8, 2013
Boston, Mass. - The Stony Brook men's and women's track and field programs will compete in the 2013 America East Championships Feb. 11-12 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Mass.
Lucy Van Dalen , Katie Manzi, Olivia Burne and Annie Keown won the women's distance medley relay in 11:54.67, an ECAC-qualifying time. Van Dalen also took first in America East Championship-record times in the mile (4:36.43) and 3,000-meter (9:17.35) runs.
The Seawolf-standout picked up her second consecutive Most Outstanding Performer award in the track category and also took home Scholar-Athlete honors, which is presented to one male and one female student-athlete each year.
Overall, both squads took seventh-place at the meet.
After the Seawolves wrap up the conference championships, they will have 10 days to prepare for the Armory Invitational on Feb. 22. The IC4A/ECAC Indoor Championships are scheduled for March 2-3 and will be hosted by Boston University.
News and Notes
During the America East Championships, the conference will hold a shoe drive with Run Littlefoot, a non-profit that provides free footwear to homeless and low-income families throughout Greater Boston. Fans are encouraged to bring any type of shoe, sneaker and winter boots and place them into the donation bin located outside of the track and field complex at the Reggie Lewis Center. Anyone who tweets a picture of themselves donating shoes with the hashtag #TweetyourFeet will be entered to win Red Sox tickets.