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    Track and Field at the Albany Invite

    While the majority of students were squeezing every last second out of their winter vacations, both the male and female Stony Brook track and field squads were in action at the Great Dane Classic this past Friday, at the Armory in New York City. The Men’s team finished with a score of 15, which landed them in eleventh place out of the 22 teams that competed on that side of the event. The team from the University of Pennsylvania finished with a top score of 115 points.

    On the Women’s side, the Seawolves finished in twelfth place with a score of 19 points. The University of Connecticut squad led the pack of 18 teams with a score of 172 points. On this day, freshman Laura Huet recorded the highest finish for both teams. She took home second place in the championship mile with a time of 5.11.60. Fellow Seawolf, Lisa Carlson (5.14.10), tagged Huet closely for the bulk of the race and ended up finishing the contest in third place. Both of these times were under the Metropolitan (Met) Championship qualifying standard. Some other notable scorers for the Women’s team were Kerry Salzano and Jacquie Kehoe, finishing in fifth (10.38.21) and eighth (10.55.75) respectively in the 3000m, both of which were good enough to qualify for the Mets.

    Similar to the Women’s team, the Men’s squad was also led by a freshman sensation, Daire Bermingham. Bermingham took third place in the 3000m with a time of 8.36.34 which was not only a personal best time, but was also good enough to qualify him for the Met Championships. In addition, Ian Whitfield and Shaun Krawitz took fourth (4.18.79) and fifth (4.22.92), respectively in the championship mile. Both of these results qualified the two individuals for the Met Championships.

    Some other Met qualifying scores were attained by Robert Dantone in the weight throw (14.60) and Justin Miller in both the shot (14.30) and weight throw (14.44). The next scheduled event for the two squads is on Jan. 26th when they compete in the Boston Invitational. The Met Championships are scheduled for Feb. 4th in New York City.

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