Outdoor Track & Field set to compete in inaugural home quad meet Wednesday

Head Coach Andy Ronan with senior Kristal Conklin

April 3, 2012

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook's track & field team officially will open the University Track with the first annual Stony Brook Quad Meet on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Along with the Seawolves, Bryant, Providence and Marist also are scheduled to compete.

"We are excited to host our first meet in the new facility," coach Andy Ronan said.  "It has been a long time coming. All the athletes are looking forward to not getting on a bus for another venue." 

The meet is a trial run for future events, it will be an abbreviated schedule, and we are excited that Bryant University, Providence College and Marist College have decided to join us for the occasion"

The track, completed in July 2011 for $3 million, is made of a full-pour Mondo polyurethane surface that is 13 millimeters thick and has eight 42" inch lanes on the oval and both straight-a-ways, as well as two sprint chutes. The oval also includes space for the steeplechase.

The new facility also includes specialized areas for the field events. Adjacent to the oval are pits and runways for the long jump, triple jump and pole vault events. Also adjacent to the oval, but within the infield, is an area for the high jump. On the east side of the facility is a throwing area complete with separate spots for the shot put, hammer/discus and javelin.

The meet kicks off with the men's 10K.