#Seawolves commence outdoor season Saturday at University Track
March 28, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. –The Stony Brook men’s and women’s track and field teams are set to open the 2014 outdoor season with the Stony Brook Quad Meet Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The Seawolves will compete against Bryant, LaSalle, Providence and America East foe Hartford.
Admission is free and open to the public. Fans should park in the Gym Road Lot.
Stony Brook is coming off an indoor season that included several standout performances. Senior Olivia Burne hit three ECAC qualifiers and set a new personal record in the mile on her way to a spot in the NCAA Championships. She was named to the USTFCCCA All-America second team in the event.
Burne is the defending outdoor conference champion in the women’s 1,500-meters also won the women’s 1,000-meters at the America East Indoor Championships. She has claimed an individual title in each of the last three conference championship meets as she also finished first at the cross country championships this past fall.
Junior Chris Hand notched three IC4A qualifiers in the weight throw. On Jan. 24, he broke a school record with a 17.85-meter heave at the NYU Team Challenge.
The men’s distance medley relay team consisting of Alex Lopresti, Robert Taylor, Matt Granata and Gabriel Vazquez advanced to the finals at the IC4A Indoor Championships with a season-best time of 10:06.96 in the semifinal race.
SBU is back in action for the Colonial Relays hosted by William & Mary April 4-5. The Seawolves will return to University Track Saturday, April 19 for the Wolfie Invite.