CAMBRIDGE, Mass. 5/7/11 – The Keene State College men’s and women’s track team competed at the 2011 Division III New England Championships on Friday and Saturday. Leading the men, senior Bryan Kolacz (Brentwood, N.H.) broke the school record in the discus throw and won the hammer and for the women, junior Andrea Walsh (Bolton, Conn.) placed fourth in the 10,000 meter race and provisionally qualified for NCAA Championships.
On Friday, Kolacz’s toss of 155’-6’’ broke his own school record to place him fourth in the discus throw. Saturday morning, the senior came back to win the hammer throw with a toss of 191’-9’’.
The Owl men finished with 15 points for a 15th place finish. Williams took the men’s title with 151 points.
In other field events, freshman javelin thrower Kristen Huckins (Westmoreland, N.H.) placed 6th with a toss of 122’-1’’.
On the track, Walsh placed fifth in the 10k with a personal best time of 36:59.10, landing her on the NCAA Championships provisional list.
The Keene State women placed 19th with seven points. MIT took the team title with 141.5 points.
The Owls return to action this weekend as they will travel to Open New England Championships at Southern Conn. State University on Friday and Saturday.