#Seawolves post strong showings at Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown
Sept. 27, 2013
Franklin Park, Mass. –The 2013 campaign heated up for the defending America East Champions as the Stony Brook men’s and women’s cross country teams competed against some of the nation’s top programs at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown hosted by Boston College Friday afternoon. The women looked particularly solid, notching a pair of individual top-10 results and placing sixth out of 14 teams.
"Our top three ladies performed very well today against a very competitive field," head coach Andy Ronan said. "Our four and five had solid runs which will help them as we progress through the season. Our men seemed to be a little flat today, so we did not do as well as we had hoped. However, it is nothing that we can't fix over the next 5 weeks leading up to the conference championships."
Annie Keown continued to impress in her final season as a Seawolf, pacing SB with an eighth-place finish in 17:28 in the 5k race. Senior Olivia Burne crossed the line just one tick later and came in ninth as Stony Brook tallied the second-most top-10 finishes in a meet that included No. 1 Providence, the defending national champion and No. 3 Oregon and No. 9 Cornell. The Friars placed four in the first 10 and won the meet.
Sophomore Christina Melian showed why she is a large part of both the present and future of the Seawolves, who have won six consecutive conference crowns and are one shy of tying the record set by Boston University (1996-02), coming in 15th out of 146 runners in 17:35.
Senior Alex Kramer took 57th in 25:39 to lead the way for the men’s squad, which was unable to race some of its top runners as they continue to progress well in their training. Tyler Frigge nabbed 63rd out of 140 participants with a time of 25:47 in the 8k event, while Mitchell Kun claimed 71st in 25:56 and the Seawolves placed 11th overall.
Stony Brook next competes in the Pre-National meet hosted by Indiana State Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m.