Women's 4x200 Meter Relay Breaks School Record, As Track and Field Competes at ECAC Championships

Women's 4x200 Meter Relay Breaks School Record, As Track and Field Competes at ECAC Championships

ITHACA, N.Y. - Led by a record-breaking performance from the women's 4x200 meter relay team, seven student-athletes from the Keene State men's and women's track and field program competed at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday and Saturday at Glazer Arena. All seven student-athletes representing the Owls earned All-ECAC honors in individual and/or relay events. 

Highlights

  • The 4x200 relay team comprised of freshman Nicole De Almeida, sophomore Brittany Gravallese, senior Katelyn Terry, and senior Lindsey Terry crossed the line in 1:48.44 on a flat track to break a nine-year old Keene State record set in 2008 on a banked track. The foursome's time on Ithaca's 200 meter flat oval of 1:48.44 converts, using NCAA/USTFCCCA standard distance conversion between indoor flat and banked tracks, to a time of 1:46.79 on a banked track. The 2008 record was previously set by a 4x220 yard relay team in a time of 1:48.07 on Harvard's banked 220 yard oval, which is equivalent to a 4x200 meter relay time of 1:47.45 on a banked track.
  • Jared Hannon continued his outstanding season in the long jump, as the sophomore produced a personal best mark of 6.69 meter to claim eighth place overall. Hannon's leap earned him All-ECAC honors. 
  • K. Terry capped off her stellar indoor season in her signature individual event, the 400 meter dash, finishing in seventh place in 58.88 to garner All-ECAC honors. 
  • In a tactful and physical race, senior Alyssa Lombardi ran her final indoor individual event in the 1,000 meter run, registering a time of 3:14.26 to finish in 17th place overall.  
  • Returning to the track in a different running order then before, L. Terry, Almeida, Gravallese, and K. Terry combined for the second time in as many days for the 4x400 meter relay. The four Owls produced the fastest flat-track 4x400m relay performance of the season at 4:01.06 to earn third place overall and All-ECAC accolades.
  • In their final race of their terrific four-year indoor track collegiate careers, seniors Lombardi, L. Terry, and K. Terry teamed up with freshman Lynne Hebert in the last race of this year's championship, the 4x800 meter relay, as the squad gave a valiant effort on short recovery and recorded a season-best time of 9:46.31 to place sixth overall with All-ECAC honors.