Cross Country set for NCAA Regionals

Olivia Burne

Nov. 8, 2012

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Fresh off a sweep of the America East Championships, the Stony Brook men's and women's cross country teams will compete in the NCAA Northeast Regional in Connecticut on Friday.

The men's team, which captured its first conference title in school history, is led by sophomore Eric Speakman (Napier, New Zealand) who won the individual title.

Speakman will be joined by junior Daniel Denis (Bayport, N.Y.), sophomore Tyler Frigge (Suffern, N.Y.), junior Samuel Kimmey (Clifton Park, N.Y.), freshman Mitchell Kun (Brooklyn, N.Y.), junior Nicholas Lemon (Middletown, Conn.), junior Carlos Roa (Jamaica, N.Y.), sophomore Chris Sauer (Sparta, N.J.), junior James Snak (Smithtown, N.Y.) and sophomore Ryan Tancin (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.).

Five runners who finished in the top 12 led the women's squad to a sixth straight America East title. Junior Olivia Burne (Palmerston North, New Zealand), freshman Cleo Boyd (Kingston, Ontario), junior Lorraine McCarthy (Waterford, Ireland), freshman Christina Melian (Staten Island, N.Y.) and senior Kristal Conklin (Middletown, N.Y.) dazzled two weeks ago in New Hampshire.

Freshman Raven Dorsey (Wayne, Pa.), junior Annie Keown (Auckland, New Zealand), junior Robin Lynn (Glen Gardner, N.J.), freshman Kathleen McCurdy (Mahwah, N.J.), senior Mary O'Connor (Waterford, Ireland) and sophomore Kate Pouder (Miller Place, N.Y.) make up the rest of the women's team.



The top two men's and women's teams from each of the nine regional championships automatically qualify for the championship meet. 13 at-large teams will be selected by the Division I subcommittee.

The first four student-athletes not on a qualifying team will be automatic qualifiers to the championship meet. Those qualifiers must finish in the top 25. The committee will select two at-large individuals by identifying the highest non-qualifying individual finishes at the regional meets. Those individuals also must finish in the top 25.

The women's 6K race will begin at 12 p.m. and the men's 10K race will follow at 1:15.