Burne selected America East Performer of the Week

Burne had at least a hand in two ECAC-qualifying marks at the Colonial Relays

April 8, 2014

Cambridge, Mass. – Senior Olivia Burne of the Stony Brook women’s track and field team has garnered her first-ever outdoor America East Performer of the Week honor, the conference office announced Tuesday. She qualified for the ECACs twice at the Colonial Relays. 

Burne, the reigning America East champion in the 1,500-meters, crossed the line first in 4:22.98 to beat second-place Shannon Morton from Virginia Tech by nearly two seconds. The time is currently 30th nationally and 15th in the east.

She was also part of the 4x800-meter relay team that qualified for the ECACs with a time of 9:15.02.

The Palmerston North, New Zealand native is coming off a stellar indoor season that saw her compete in the NCAA Championships in the mile and win a conference title in the women’s 1,000-meters. Burne won the individual America East crown at the cross country championships Nov. 2, giving her a first-place finish in each of the last three conference championship meets.

The #Seawolves will compete in the Providence College Invitational Saturday.