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    Track and Field Opens Spring Season

    Track and field is a sport that spans across all seasons, and last week, the Stony Brook Seawolves opened up their spring season. The women’s team came into the season ranked fifth in the America East while the men’s team came in ranked sixth, according to the conference higher-ups. After strong performances this past winter in the indoor league, both teams look to take their respective conferences by force, led by sophomores Tim Hodge and Alex Felce for the men and the senior/sophomore pairing of Dana Hastie and Laura Huet for the women.

    The first meet of the season took place at the SCSU Owl Invitation last Saturday where Stony Brook compiled a pair of first place finishes in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase. Carolina Cortes, a freshman from Woodmere, NY, crossed first in the event with a time of 11:32.59, beating her opponent by more than half a minute. On the other side, sophomore Alex Felce from Stroud, England, crossed first for the men in the same event with a time of 9:31.49, beating the next place finisher by twenty seconds. The rest of the women’s team performed exceptionally as well. Senior Kerry Salzano of Staten Island, NY, finished in second-place for the Seawolves in the 5,000 meter event with a time of 17:53.96. Stephanie Vos, the sophomore from Apalachin, NY, crossed third in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:07.75. Also posting her name up there was junior Fisayo Tunde from Selden, NY, who placed an eighth-place finish in the 200-meter (27.33) and a ninth-place finish in the 100-meter (13.39).

    On the men’s side, the field team also performed exceptionally well. In men’s shot put, senior Justin Miller from Smithtown took home an eighth place finish out of 24 shot putters with a distance of 13.93 meters. Junior Jeremy Vasquez, from Huntington, NY, along with Miller finished tenth and eleventh, respectively, in men’s discus. Vasquez tossed the discus 37.11 meters while Miller finished with a distance of 36.97 meters. Robert Treadwell, the sophomore from Glendale, NY, placed in the Javelin throw with a distance of 49.28 meters.

    Overall, it was a very successful day with more to come on the way. Stony Brook’s next meet will be Friday and Saturday in the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C.

    *Editors Note: At time of production the Seawolves Track and Field team had competed in the Quinnipiac Quad Meet on Wednesday afternoon, with results still to be released.*

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