LEWISTON, Maine - The Keene State men's and women's track and field program competed in the Bates Invitational hosted by Bates College on Saturday against competition including Division I Maine and Bryant as well as Division III Bates, Husson, St. Joseph's and UMaine-Farmington.
- Sophomore Jared Hannon turned in two second place finishes for the day. In the 200 meter dash, Hannon crossed the line in a time of 24.05 seconds and registered a mark of 6.47 meters in the long jump.
- Sophomore Anthony Jennings recorded a second place finish in the 400 meter dash in 54.54 seconds and sprinted to a fifth place in the 200 meter dash in 24.67 seconds, while sophomore Alex Medina followed in the 400 meter dash in third place in 55.08 seconds.
- Sophomore Tyler DeChane was second in the 800 meter run in 2:08.74 and placed fourth in the one mile run in 4:38.76.
- In the 4 x 400 meter relay, Hannon, DeChance, Jennings and Medina combined for a second place finish with a time of 3:40.15.
- The Owls took second out of four teams with 74, followed by St. Joseph's with 70 and UMF with 59. Bates finished in first place with 264 points.
- Senior Katelyn Terry won the 800 meter dash with the top time of 2:23.85, while sophomore Brittany Gravellese took fourth in 2:30.34. K. Terry also competed in the one mile run in 5:28.94 for third place.
- Freshman Nicole De Almeida crossed the line first in the 600 meter run in 1:45.61 and recorded a time of 28.45 in the 200 meter dash for sixth place.
- Senior Alyssa Lombardi raced to a second place finish in the 1000 meter run in 3:12.78, while senior Lindsey Terry placed third in the 400 meter dash in 1:02.91.
- In the long jump, sophomore Danielle Thomas took fourth with a leap of 4.49 meters, while L. Terry registered a mark of 9.45 meters in the triple jump for a fifth place finish.
- The 4 x 400 meter relay team of K. Terry, L. Terry, De Almeida and Gravellese sprinted to a first place finish of 4:06.93.
- The Bobcats won overall with 252 points and Husson was the runner-up with 119 points. The Owls in third place with 95 points, while St. Joseph's and UMF rounded out the top five, with 41 and 26 points, respectively.
Keene State will next compete on Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th at the John Thomas Terrier Classic at Boston University and at the Tufts Stampede on Saturday, hosted by Tufts University.