GORHAM, Maine - Sophomore Jared Hannon, senior Katelyn Terry, senior Alyssa Lombardi and the women's 4 x 400 meter relay team all struck gold on Saturday, as the Keene State men's and women's track and field program competed at the 2017 Little East Conference (LEC)/New England Alliance (NEA) Championship, hosted by the University of Southern Maine at the Costello Sport Complex field house.
- Jared Hannon claimed the lone LEC individual men's title for the Owls, as the sophomore won the long jump for the second consecutive year. Hannon was the first place finisher for the LEC with a mark of 6.67 meters. Hannon also registered a mark of 12.71 meters in the triple jump for eighth place.
- In the one mile run, Matt Dudley and Tyler DeChance finished in eighth and tenth, respectively. Dudley crossed the line with a personal best time of 4:35.37, while DeChance finished in 4:36.22.
- The Owls finished the event with 12 points, while Southern Maine won the two overall titles with 144.50 points.
- The women claimed three LEC championships with two individual titles and one relay title.
- Katelyn Terry continued her tremendous senior season with a LEC and NEA first place finish and season best in the 400 meter dash with a time of 58.48. The senior also took second place in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:21.91 and was fifth overall in the triple jump with a mark of 10.56 meters.
- It was a terrific day for Alyssa Lombardi, as the senior collected an individual title in the LEC in 11:04.58 in the 3000 meter run and posted a second place finish in the 1000 meter run with a time of 3:09.66, edging out the following two runners by less than half a second.
- In the 600 meter dash, senior Lindsey Terry finished just .12 behind first place to capture second with a time of 1:38.26. Freshman Nicole De Almeida followed in seventh place with a time of 1:42.92.
- The 4 x 400 meter relay team of K. Terry, L. Terry, freshman Taylor Bisaillon and sophomore Brittany Gravallese combined to captured a LEC gold with a time of 4:08.41.
- Gravallese and freshman Lynne Hebert also competed in the 800 meter run, as Gravellese finished third in 2:24.72 and Hebert was eighth in 2:31.97.
- The Owls finished in third place against LEC competition and fifth place overall with 70 points, as Southern Maine claimed both overall titles with 152.50 points.
- The Owls will be back in action February 17th and 18th for the New England Division III Regional Championships. The men will compete at Tufts University, while the women will travel to MIT.