Cross country gets off to successful start at Stony Brook Opener
Aug 31, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. – The Stony Brook men’s cross country team kicked off the 2013 season with a win, while the women placed second at the Stony Brook Opener Saturday. Individually, Annie Keown and Olivia Burne finished one and two, respectively, in the women’s race.
“The season started today with some solid performances,” head coach Andy Ronan said. “It was a good opportunity to see the new student-athletes run and also to check on the fitness level of the returners. We have work to do, but I feel that both teams are looking forward to the challenge.”
The men totaled 36 team points to beat out Quinnipiac by eight points. Manhattan, Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s rounded out the five-team race in that order.
Junior Tyler Frigge paced the SB men with a third-place result in 19:17.16, while senior Alex Kramer clocked in at 19:26.24 and took fifth. Chris Sauer logged a time of 19:36.84 and claimed seventh, while Nicholas Lemon finished 10th in 19:42.81.
Seniors Keown and Burne led the pack on the women’s side, with Keown breaking the tape in 14:40.66 and Burne finishing behind her in 14:44.84. Freshman Elizabeth Caldwell also impressed in her first match as a Seawolf, placing fifth in 15:28.13.
Quinnipiac won the meet with 37 total points, while Stony Brook tallied 45 to top Sacred Heart by eight points for second overall. Manhattan and St. Joseph's recorded 109 and 131 points, respectively, and finished fourth and fifth.
The Seawolves return to action for the Wolfie Invite, their second of two home meets to open the 2013 season, Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10:30 a.m.