Junior Wayne Williams (far left) at a meet in 2017. Williams won the men’s 4x100m relay with a time of 42.48 at this year’s Wolfie Invitational. ERIC SCHMID/STATESMAN FILE

The Stony Brook men’s and women’s track teams tallied for a total of 19 victories in the annual Wolfie Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

Head coach Andy Ronan was impressed with his team’s performance in front of the Seawolves crowd.

“It was great to be on home soil today, we do not get to do it very often,” head coach Andy Ronan said in a press release. “I feel both squads competed a little harder than we have done in the last two weeks. It was what we were hoping for as we approach the championship season that starts in a few weeks.”

Out of the team’s victories, 10 belonged to the women’s end of the competition, including in the 4x100m relay with juniors McKyla Brooks, Sarah Militano, Chinque Thompson and freshman Kyara Thompson finishing the race ahead of the pack with a time of 47.00. Thompson also competed in the 4x400m relay as the Seawolves picked up the victory with a time of 3:50.26 with the team of sophomore Mary Chimezie, freshman Amanda Stead and junior Melissa Riback.


Thompson also took second in the 200m dash with a time of 24.98. A little over an hour prior, junior Holly Manning won the women’s 800m run with a time of 2:09.64.

Senior sisters Talia Guevara and Tiana Guevara were victorious in their events, as Talia won the women’s 5000m run with a time of 17:30.85 and Tiana won the women’s 1500m run with a time of 4:29.16. Distance runner junior Annika Sisson won the women’s 3000m run with a time of 9:38.39. Senior Courtney Warden won the women’s 100m hurdles with a time of 13.85, while Stead won the women’s 200m dash, clocking in at 24.88.  

On the women’s field events, Brooks took home the victory in the women’s long jump with a mark of 5.84m. Stony Brook also won the women’s high jump as sophomore Alyssa Oviasogie placed a marking of 1.68m.

The men’s side of the action saw numerous victories as well, with sophomore Spencer Payton winning the men’s 400m hurdles with a time of 55.43. This was better than his previous best of 56.30 from last season, which he won as well.


Freshman Michael Linbrunner had a busy meet, placing first in three different events. In his solo performance, he won the men’s 110m hurdles with a time of 15.19. Linbunner, along with junior Shane Harris, freshman Abdul-Malik Abubakar, and junior Wayne Williams won the men’s 4x100m relay with a time of 42.48. He was also selected to compete in the men’s 4x400m relay with Williams, and sophomores Sean Ideozu and Randy Maldon, where they won with a time of 3:20.13.

In the remainder of the men’s track events, three Seawolves were victorious. Senior Nick Cruz won the 5000m run with a time of 14:51.69. Sophomore Kyle Kelly won the 1500m run with a time of 3:56.42. In the other distance running event, junior Kevin Vinolas won the 3000m run with a time of 8:31.67.

The field events saw sophomore Khadim Ndoye winning the triple jump event with a marking of 13.75m. Joseph Stanco was victorious as well, winning the shot put event marking 14.62m.

This event marked Track and Field’s final home event of the season. The team now heads to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the Penn Relays from Thursday, April 26 to Saturday, April 28.


Chris is a senior sociology major with minors in journalism and business management. He started writing for The Statesman in Fall 2017 and was sports editor from Fall 2018 to Spring 2019. He was promoted to managing editor in May 2019. He is from Queens which is not in Long Island. Contact Chris at: [email protected]atesman.com


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