Speakman, Burne garner America East honors

Olivia Burne

Oct. 16, 2012

Cambridge, Mass. - Sophomore Eric Speakman (Napier, New Zealand) and junior Olivia Burne (Palmerston North, New Zealand) were named America East Cross Country Performers of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday. Speakman and Burne each won titles at the Princeton Invitational.

It's the second time a Stony Brook duo has captured the award in the same week.

Speakman took home first place in a time of 23:58, 13 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. It was Speakman's third top-10 finish of the season.

Burne won in a time of 21:25, leading the Seawolves for a third straight race.

In preparation for the America East Championships, Stony Brook will compete at the Central Connecticut Mini Meet on Friday, October 19.