BRIDGEWATER, Mass.--The 2019 outdoor track and field season got underway for the Keene State College track and field teams at the Bridgewater State Invitational on Saturday. Despite windy conditions and some early morning leftover snow, the Owl women were fifth and the men 10th in the first meet of the outdoor season, with a pair of New England Division III qualifiers.
Joey Fodor was third in the javelin with a toss of 52.25 meters, which qualifies him for the New England Division III championships, and Angel Ramirez had a pair of top 10 finishes, including fourth place overall in the 100 meter dash in 11.36, and sixth in the 200 meter dash in 23.81. Jared Hannon and Alex Medina went sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 800 meter run, with Hannon in 2:07.89, and Medina in 2:08.82.
Amanda Deppert won the 400 meter dash in 1:02.64, and was in fifth place in the 200 meter dash in 27.84. Keene State placed three of the top six runners in the 800 meters, with Nicole De Almeida in third in 2:33.05, and Lynne Hebert right behind in 2:33.80. Brittany Gravallese was sixth in 2:35.30.
Shannon Parks qualified for the New England Division III championships in the discus, with a throw of 34.08 meters, which was fifth overall, and was fifth in the shot put at exactly 11 meters, and Naomi Murzin was sixth with a personal best of 10.41 meters.
Deppert, Gravallese, De Almeida, and Skyler Gauthier made up the winning 4x400 meter relay team in 4:18.63, and Hebert added a sixth place finish in 5:14.80 in the 1,500 meters, while Alana Olendorf won the steeplechase in 12:48.79. Taylor Bisaillon was seventh in the javelin at 30.48 meters.