#Seawolves open competition at America East Championships Sunday
Feb. 21, 2014
NEW YORK – The Stony Brook men’s and women’s track and field teams will compete in the 2014 America East Championships Sunday and Monday at Armory Track.
Lamar Hayes became the first Stony Brook field athlete to win an indoor conference title when he won the long jump last year. Both squads finished seventh overall.
Senior Olivia Burne has had a phenomenal season in the mile. She set a new personal record when she ran the event in 4:38.10 at Boston University’s Terrier Invite Jan. 18, which at the time was the third-fastest collegiate time in the country. The Palmerston, New Zealand product clocked in at 4:38.28 and finished first among collegiate athletes and fourth overall at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational hosted by Boston University Feb. 7.
Burne, who has twice been named America East Track Performer of the Week, also hit an ECAC standard in the women’s 1,000 at NYU’s Saturday Night Shootout Jan. 19, winning the event in 2:51.50. At the same meet, sophomore Bradley Amazan met an IC4A mark and placed fourth in the 800 in 1:54.15.
Junior Chris Hand broke a school record and qualified for the IC4As in the weight throw on a 17.85-meter heave Jan. 24 at the NYU Team Challenge.