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    Weekly Sports Wrap Up

    Men’s and Women’s Basketball:

    On Saturday, Feb. 2, both the men’s and women’s traveled to conference rival Albany, for a double-header. Unfortunately for the Seawolves, both teams lost. The women’s team played first and lost by a score of 77-65, and the men’s team lost by 64-46. The loss increases the women’s team current losing steak to four, and the men’s team current losing streak to seven.

    Notable players for the Seawolves were sophomore Kairsten Nunn who led the women’s team with 23 points and freshman Kirsten Jeter who had 15 points. On the men’s side, Ricky Lucas led the Seawolves with 11 points.

    Next game (Men’s): Wednesday, Feb. 6 against UMBC.

    Next game (Women’s): Wednesday, Feb. 6 at New Hampshire.

    Track and Field:

    On Saturday, Jan. 27, Stony Brook’s men’s track and field team finished in the top ten in three different events at the Terrier Invitation, hosted by Boston University.

    Senior Justin Miller placed ninth and tenth in the shot put and weight throw, respectively. With their performance at the Invitational, Merlon Pinnock, Melvin Genao, and Daire Bermingham all qualified for the METS Championship. At the METS, Stony Brook had an impressive showing as seven members placed within the top eight.

    Mubaarak Muhammad had a record setting performance as the senior broke the school record in the triple jump. Miller placed fourth in the shot put, with junior teammate Jeremy Vasquez finishing seventh.

    The women’s team also had a strong showing at the Terrier Invitational as they had two top 10 finishes in the 5,000, with senior Dana Hastie finishing fourth and fellow senior Kerry Salzano finishing sixth. Freshman Lucy Van Dalen, making her Stony Brook debut, finished ninth in the mile, with a time of 5:00.39.

    Hastie, Salzano, Van Dalen, along with Laura Huet and Stephanie Vos qualified for the ECAC Championships. The women also performed well at the METS, with sophomore Lisa Voltaire finishing third in the 800 meter. The women’s distance medley team, with Voltaire, Vos, Carolina Cortes, and Leanne Skrabacz also finished third.

    Next Meet: Valentine Invitational, Boston, Mass. on Friday Feb. 8 at 2:00PM.

    Men’s and Women’s Swimming:

    It’s been a long season for swimming, but it’s far from over. The Stony Brook men’s swimming and diving team beat Lafayette College with finalizing scores of 83-57 on Jan. 16, 2008. After this triumphant win, they picked up a loss to Binghamton University with a score of 75-65. As for the women’s team, Stony Brook lost to Lafayette College with concluding scores of 107-33 and plunged their meet against Binghamton, 81-59.

    The Seawolves did manage several stand out performances by members for both the women’s and men’s team, with some distinguishing times and records set.

    Junior Julian Acevedo (Long Island City, N.Y.) set a new team-record during the men’s three-meter dive, by setting a score of 355.05. In addition, he won the one-meter dive as a result of a 316.25 score. Junior Rafael Labour, Jr. (New York City, N.Y.) and freshman Lukasz Ochmanski (Lodz, Poland) also won two events each. Labour crossed first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 52.82 and 200-yard backstroke in just 1:56.50, while Ochmanski received first place points for the men’s team in the 1,000-yard freestyle at a time of 9:39.69 and the 500-yard freestyle in 4:54.17.

    The women’s team continued hard with their competition throughout, and dominated the 200-yard breaststroke, with freshman Anastasiya Kiryushkina (Moscow, Russia) finished first with 2:33.14 and sophomore Liav Cohen (Reut Modi’in, Israel) moved in right behind her for second place at 2:34.60. Freshman Eric Gaffey competed in the 100-yard freestyle with 48.06 and the 400-yard freestyle relay team at 3:12.73.

    The women’s team is currently 2-8 for the entire season while the men stay even at 5-5 for the year. The America East Championships will be up in Maine this year from Feb. 14 – 17.

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