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    Track ‘ Field Shatters School Records

    During Thursday’s Penn Relays, Stony Brook’s women’s distance medley team of sophomores Laura Huet, Stephanie Vos, Lisa Voltaire and freshman Holly Van Dalen set a new school record with a time of 11:45.41. They broke the previous record, set in 2005 by almost 15 seconds.

    Also competing for the Seawolves at the Relays was sophomore Jessica Hampson. Hampson, who qualified for the ECAC Championships with this event, finished the 5,000-meter in 16:58.32. This was Hampson’s first time running in this event.

    The next day proved to be just as eventful as Stony Brook’s men’s distance medley team of sophomores Alex Felce, Daire Bermingham, Tim Hodge, and senior Melvin Genao, who set a new school record while winning the college section of the men’s distance medley relay. The team finished in a time of 9:51.23, more than 22 seconds faster than the previous Stony Brook record. Felce completed the 1,200-meter leg in 3:01.45, Genao the 400-meter leg in 48.82, Bermingham the 800-meter leg in 1:54.14 and Hodge the mile leg in 4:06.82. Stony Brook beat 25 other colleges and finished more than two seconds ahead of the second-place school.

    The Stony Brook Seawolves track and field team made a short leap up to New Haven, Conn., this past weekend to compete in the Yale Invitational, the last meet for the team before the America East Championships. Continuing their winning ways, the Seawolves had 12 athletes take the top ten finishes. Leading the way were sophomores Alex Felce and Stephanie Vos. Felce finished first in the 1,500-meter with a time of 3:51.27 and Vos finished second, two seconds behind the leader, in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:04.56.

    Felce’s achievement rocketed him into an IC4A qualifying time, which takes place next month in Princeton, while yet another school record was broken this year as Vos shattered the record in the hurdles.

    Breaking school records seems to be the norm this season, as several records have been either surpassed or completely shattered, most recently the two from the Penn Relays. The recent individual record setting performance came from Dana Hastie, who broke the 10,000-meter record.

    Standout Alex Felce won the 1,500, and was accompanied by sophomores Daire Bermingham and Iain Whitfield, who finished third (3:53.12) and sixth (3:56.69), respectively.

    Sophomore Lisa Voltaire, who took second in the 1,500-meter finished with a time of 4:40.19; up-and-coming star and freshman Carolina Cortes took third in the 1,500-meter with a time of 4:43.55, and senior Elizabeth Carlson crossed sixth in the 3,000-meter crossing the finish line at 10:34.30. Junior Fisayo Tunde took tenth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.17.

    On the men’s side, two athletes finished in the top-ten in the 400-meter; senior Melvin Genao took fourth with a time of 50.46 and junior Merlon Pinnock crossed the finish in 10th with a time of 51.50. In the field events, senior Robert Dantone placed seventh in the hammer throw with a distance of 46.76 meters and senior Mubaarak Muhammad finished fifth in the triple jump with a distance of 13.63 meters.

    The Seawolves will traveling to Maine for this weekend’s America East Championship, a two day meet beginning Saturday against the best runners from around the conference.

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