Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Stony Brook track & field runs successful home quad meet

Stony Brook, N.Y. - It was a long time coming, but Stony Brook's track & field program held its first meet at the University Track on Wednesday. The Seawolves hosted Providence, Bryant and Marist in the first annual quad meet.
New school records were set in the women's 4x200 relay, men's 400 hurdles and the men's and women's 300.
Seniors Christina Johnson (Elmont, N.Y.), LaQuashia Hall (New York, N.Y.) and Kimberly Pough (North Babylon, N.Y.) and sophomore Katie Manzi (Swan Lake, N.Y.) broke the old 4x200 record by more than four seconds, recording a 1:45.58.
Freshman Terry Martin (Bloomingburg, N.Y.) ran a 54.52 in the 400 hurdles, despite stumbling in the beginning. His time of 54.42 broke a 31-year-old record.
New standards were set in the men's and women's 300 as freshman Lamar Hayes (Voorhees, N.J.) and Manzi recorded times of 35.05 and 43.18, respectively.
Others who captured individual wins were senior Mark Appledorf (Hauppauge, N.Y.) in the 10,000 (33.20.08), sophomore Eric Speakman (Taradale, New Zealand) in the 800 (1:53.87), Hayes in the long jump (6.60) and freshman Stephan Jones (Bronx, N.Y.) in the 200 (22.64).

Pough captured first place in the 100 (13.16), sophomore Andrea Giannini (Trumbull, Conn.) was victorious in the javelin (35.37) and senior Mary O'Connor (Waterford, Ireland) won the 1,500 (4:38.96).
Speakman, senior Shamell Forbes (Springfield Gardens, N.Y.), junior Michael Lopizzo (Northport, N.Y.) and freshman Tyler Frigge (Suffern, N.Y.) combined for a 7:54.21 in the 4x800, good for first place.
Other strong performances came from senior Thomas Rammelkamp (Miller Place, N.Y.) in the 3,000 (8:51.59), senior Kristal Conklin (Middletown, N.Y.) in the 800 (2:17.09) and senior Patricia Barry (Tipperary, Ireland) in the 3,000 (9:56.22).
The outdoor season continues on April 14 at the Rutgers Invitational.