University track has been empty for almost a year now and Mother Nature was looking to push the meet back even further.

Stony Brook, and their correspondents Providence Bryant, and Hartford, would not let it happen.

The Seawolves and company ran, threw and jumped through the rain and mud and Stony Brook walked away with 21 top-three finishes at the end of the day.

Eleven top-three finishes were by the women, 10 of which were courtesy of the men.


Elizabeth Caldwell shined in her first outdoor meet as a freshman, running a 4:48.37 in the 1,500-meters.

Christina Melian finished first in the 3,000-meter run and fellow Seawolf Olivia Ritchie was right behind her in second.

Melian, the reigning junior and ECAC champion, clocked in just over 10 minutes at 10:01.73.

As for the shorter distances, Shi-Anne Humes and Cali Peffer, represented the women.


Humes ran a 12.49 to win the 100-meters and Peffer clocked a 42.39 to place third in the 300-meters.

Allyson Laporte continued to build off her freshman season to lead the women’s field team.

She took home first in the shot put with a 10.32-meter throw.

Brittany Spoto also took home first, but in the javelin with a 35.24-meter toss.

Megan Bromley added a Seawolves 1-2 in the event with a 34.70-meter throw.


Megan Liu also did well in the field, jumping 4.93 meters, which was enough for a second place finish in the long jump.

The men joined the women and they did just as well.

Daniel Denis won claimed the top spot in the 3000-meters, and Alex Kramer came in right behind him for a Stony Brook 1-2 in the event.

The men’s 4×200 team, containing Vincenzo Battaglia, Winston Longdon, Christian Hadjigeorgiou and Jarrett Button, won with a time of 1:33.63. Alex Lopresti, Robert Taylor, and Bradley Amazan finished third in the 1,500-meters, 300-meters and 800-meters respectively for the Seawolves.

The men did equally as well in the field events as they did in the track events.

Chris Hand won the hammer throw and got second in the javelin, and Christopher Drury and Adam Davies both took second in the discus and long jump respectively.


Hand’s hammer throw was 46.73 meters, and the javelin was thrown 49.68 meters.

Drury’s discus traveled 29.83 meters, and Davies’ jump was 6.10 meters.

The men and women both swept the scores, and head to Virginia next weekend for the 49th annual Colonial Relays.

The event features 50 college teams from across the United States.


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