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Stony Brook Breaks Two School Records at Penn Relays

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The Stony Brook track and field team competed in the Penn Relays Thursday, April 26th through Saturday, April 28th.

“This was an important few days for some of our athletes, they needed to produce some top- level performances to put themselves in contention for the post season championships,” said head coach Andy Ronan. It was really encouraging to see them respond to the challenge.”

“Cameron ran a tough gutsy race on Thursday night in the 10,000m, just coming up short for the win, but producing a quality time that should get him into the first round of the NCAA’s in Tampa next month. Ally Ortega had the best run of her career in a Seawolf vest in the 5000m and freshman Jayson Hines showed that he is going to play a big part in the future success of the program by his run in the steeplechase,” continued Ronan.

“On Friday and Saturday our women’s 4 x 200m of Emmanuela LauredentChinque ThompsonAmanda Stead and Kyara Thompson broke the school record not once but twice. They broke it in the heats while qualifying for the eastern championship final and then broke it again on Saturday in the final. To produce two quality runs like this was really positive for this group and the program. They showed great commitment and focus in achieving this result,” added Ronan.

“Holly’s run on Saturday was one of determination and quality, her goal was to produce a performance that would guarantee a spot in the first round of the NCAA’s and that’s exactly what she did. I have to say Tiana really impressed me with her run in the 1500m, and I feel good about her chances of making it to Tampa over the next couple of weeks. Both athletes set facility records with their finishing times,” said Ronan.

Highlights

  • Tiana Guevara won the women’s 1500m run and qualified for the ECAC at the Stone Hill Invitational with a time of 4:26.00
  • Holly Manning won the women’s 800m run and qualified for the first round of the NCAA’s with a time of 2:07.50
  • Cameron Avery placed second in the men’s 10000m run with a time of 29:44.84 and set a new school record
  • Ciara Murphy came in second in the women’s 1500m run with a time of 4:26.00 at the Stone Hill Invitational.
  • Clodagh O’Reilly took fifth in the women’s 1500m run at the Stone Hill Invitational with a time of 4:36.00
  • The quartet of Emmanuela LauredentChinque ThompsonAmanda Stead, and Kyara Thompson took seventh in the women’s 4X200m relay with a time of 1:38.18 and set a new school record.
  • Alexandria Ortega took seventh in the women’s 5000m run with a time of 16:39.09 and qualified for the ECAC Championships.
  • Kaylyn Gordon came in seventh in the women’s triple jump marking 12.17m
  • Vann Moffett (14:38.73) and Kevin Vinolas (14:38.55) qualified for the IC4A’s in the men’s 5000m
  • Jayson Hines qualified for the IC4A men’s 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:16.32

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