Robert Becker sets new program record in 1,500 meters at Raleigh relays

RALEIGH, North Carolina – Five student-athletes from the Stony Brook University men’s track team traveled south to compete in the relays from Raleigh to North Carolina State University.

Robert Becker wasted no time after making program history by running the first mile in less than four minutes on Feb. 6. . Becker surpassed the previous time of 3:42.94 set by Eric Speakman in 2012.


  • Becker set a new program record and a personal best in the 1,500 meters with a final time of 3:42.41. He got a 16and arrival point.
  • Evan Brenan set a new personal best and placed in the top 45 in the 5000 meters with a final time of 14:12.90.
  • Shane Henderson crossed the line in 14:21.92 to secure a top-75 spot in the 5,000 metres.

β€œWhen you come to a meeting like this, everything has to go well to produce quality performances. Rob, even though he didn’t run well tactically, put in another great performance. It shows how much he has matured and feels confident in his ability to perform at this level. It was a mixed bag for the 5k guys, Evan ran well in his section, starting his outdoor season with a personal best. Colin and Shane have struggled for different reasons, but they will bounce back in the weeks to come,” said head coach Andrew Ronan.


The Seawolves are back in action March 25-26, when they travel to West Long Branch, NJ, to compete at Monmouth University. carlos santos completes competition at Raleigh Relays tomorrow in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.

Ryan H. Bowman