GENEVA, Ohio - Keene State's Katelyn Terry capped off a stellar senior campaign with a 14th place finish in the 800 meter run at the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute on Friday, May 26th.
Terry finished her outstanding career by placing fourth in the first of three heats of the 800 meter run with a time of 2:12.71, which is the third fastest finish of her career. Terry's time earned her a 14th place among 22 competitors, after being seeded 17th coming into the competition.
In her final season with the Owls, the senior captured the Little East Conference (LEC) and New England Alliance (NEA) titles in both the 800 meter run and 1500 meter run at the LEC/NEA Championships with times of 2:18.85 and 4:46.66, respectively. Terry continued her season by earning All-New England honors with a third place finish in the 800 meter run at the New England Division III Outdoor Championships with her NCAA Division III qualifying time of 2:11.67. At the New England Open Championships, Terry recorded a fifth place finish amongst Division III runners, when she crossed the line in 2:12.85. At the MIT Last Chance Qualifier, Terry finished fifth overall in the 800 meter run in a time of 2:11.87, which is the second fastest mark in her career. Terry also produced an outstanding indoor season, as the senior was named the LEC Indoor Athlete of the Year.
Terry was the first Keene State student-athlete to qualify for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships since Maggie Fitter qualified in the 800 meter run in 2013.