Three Earn All-New England Honors as Track and Field Races at New England Championships

Three Earn All-New England Honors as Track and Field Races at New England Championships

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Senior Katelyn Terry, sophomore Jared Hannon and the quartet of K. Terry, senior Lindsey Terry, freshman Nicole De Almeida, and sophomore Brittany Gravallese all earned All New England honors, as the Keene State men's and women's track and field teams competed at the New England Division III Outdoor Championships on Friday and Saturday held at Williams College.

Men's Highlights 

  • Despite the rainy day with strong winds on Friday, Hannon placed sixth in the long jump to earn his second consecutive All-New England honor in the event. The event was very closely contested with second through sixth place separated by a mere eight centimeters.
  • Hannon came back on Saturday to lead off the 4x400m relay with a personal best 400m split of 50.0 seconds. Hannon, sophomores Alex Medina, Anthony Jennings, and senior James Stergis Cox ran their season best time of 3:24.99 to place 14th overall.

Quotes on the Men's Program

  • "Hopefully that sub-3:25 today will get them in to the Open New England's 4x400m race next weekend back at Williams. The guys have shown big improvements last week at Conference and again today at D3NEs. Their confidence is growing and they could qualify for ECACs if they drop 1.0 seconds total in the relay next week. They are also approaching the Keene State school record and the three sophomores are being led by the senior, James, to try to reach that goal by season end." -- Head Coach Tom Pickering

Women's Highlights

  • Despite K. Terry's qualifying mark placing her in only the second fastest section in the 800 meter run, the senior did not let that discourage her. K. Terry took the lead immediately and ran away from the field to post a career best by nearly four seconds seconds of 2:11.67 to earn third place for All-New England honors. 
  • The 4x400 meter relay team of K. Terry, L. Terry, Gravallese, and De Almeida earned All-New England honors with a sixth place finish in 3:56.89.
  • L. Terry also competed in the 800 meter run, finishing in 22nd place in a time of 2:25.20. 
  • Junior Dominique Pascoal took 16th in the javelin with a throw of 35.55 meters.  

Quotes on the Women's Program

  • "This group of women have been running relays for us all year. The Terry sisters have been doing it for their entire four-year careers. This group missed the indoor school record in the 4x400m by a fraction of a second this winter.  I think they are highly motivated to break the outdoor KSC record this season. They are 1.0 second from the 3:55.90 record from 2005. As for Katelyn, she is really growing as an 800 meter runner every week. She has embraced moving up from the 400m this season and she is gaining confidence and learning how to run the 800 meter aggressively. I am not sure where that 2:11 will rank Katelyn nationally when all the weekend's results post from across the country  late tonight.  Hopefully she is in the top 15 or so." -- Head Coach Tom Pickering 

Up Next 

  • The Owls that qualified for post season competition will travel again to Williams College next Friday, May 12th and Saturday, May 13th for the Open New England Championships.