After the Jan. 16 NYC Gotham Cup and Friday’s Metro Team Challenge, Stony Brook Track and Field had one member qualify for the ECACs in Christina Melian and another qualify for IC4As in Chris Hand.
Melian placed second overall and first among collegiate runners in the NYC Gotham Cup 3,000 meter run, posting a personal best time of 9:30.50, while Hand was third in the weight throw, recording a distance of 17.73 meters.
Elizabeth Caldwell and Tara Peck placed sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 3,000-meter race, with times of 10:02.56 and 10:16.06.
Kaylyn Gordon took eighth in long jump, leaping 5.60 meters.
Alex Lopresti, Bradley Amazan, Thomas Wimmers and Michael Watts ran a 10:19.78 in the men’s distance relay medley, which was good for a first place finish.
However, the group fell narrowly short of the IC4A qualifying time of 10:19.00.
At the Metro Team Challenge, held this past Friday at The Armory Track & Field Center, the women’s distance medley relay, consisting of Tiana Guevara, Jane Clark, Kate Pouder and Olivia Ritchie, met the same fate as the men’s group’s time of 12:08.80 just missed the women’s ECACs qualifying time of 12:08.64.
Overall, the women took with 22 points and the men fell into 11th with 24.5.
Gordon had a great showing, placing first in her 60-meter dash heart, seventh overall in her preliminary round, and eighth in the finals with a time of 7.97 seconds.
She also placed third in the triple jump at 11.46 meters.
Courtney Warden also finished first in the 60-meter hurdle heat and ultimately took eighth with a time of 9.06 seconds.
Pouder placed seventh in the mile, 5:08.36, while her relay teammate Guevara took seventh in the 3,000-meter, 10:28.67.
Lopresti was a mere .23 seconds from IC4A 1,000 meter qualifier with his 2:28.73 third- place finish.
Wimmers placed seventh in the same race with a 2:34.66 run time.
The Seawolves will head over to Boston University for the John Thomas Terrier Classic from Jan. 30-31 for their next meet.
On Feb. 5, Stony Brook will be back in New York when they Seawolves take part in the Metropolitan Championships at The Armory Track & Field Center.