Gravallese Sets New Facility Mark at Panther Invite

Gravallese Sets New Facility Mark at Panther Invite

PLYMOUTH, N.H.--Brittany Gravallese set a new facility record in the 500 meters as the Keene State College track and field teams competed at the Plymouth State Invitational on Saturday.

Men's Highlights

Angel Ramirez won two events, capturing the 60 meter dash in 7.22, a mere .05 seconds off the school record set by Duran Shand in 2010.   Ramirez also won the 200 meter dash in 23.72.  

Brandon Castor added another win in the 400 meter dash, taking the event in 52.46, besting teammate Clinton Mungeta, who was second in 52.72.   Castor and Mungeta also made up the winning 4x200 meter relay, along with Jared Hannon and Anthony Jennings, in 1:34.22.  Those same four also won the 4x400 meter relay in 3:37.84.

Hannon added a third place finish in the long jump at 6.49 meters.   The Owls finished third with 88 points.

Women's Highlights

Senior Brittany Gravallese won the 500 meters in 1:22.12, a time that qualifies her for the New England Division III championships and set a new facility record, previously held by Alexa Cassara of Franklin Pierce University.  Freshman Amanda Deppert won the 400 meter dash in 1:02.14, as did Lynne Hebert in the 800 meters in 2:25.74.

Gravallese, Nicole De Almeida, Skyler Gauthier, and Deppert comprised the 4x200 meter relay that finished second in 1:50.72, and won the 4x400 meter relay in 4:24.28.  

Yet another winner was Erin McNemar, who finished in a three way tie in the high jump at 1.52 meters, and Shannon Parks was second in the shotput, throwing 11.61 meters.

The Owl women finished second overall, with 103 points, just a point behind Eastern Conn. State.