The Keene State College men’s and women’s track and field teams opened their season this past weekend at Smith College. The college was host to the Smith Invitational, where KSC came out successful. Most notably was Amy Pereira, who finished sixth overall at Smith in the long jump. Pereira jumped 5.06 meters, qualifying her for the New England Division III Championships.

KSC senior Lauren Markoe finished first in the 800 meters and placed fifth in the mile. Other Owls who were successful at Smith included Alyssa Lombardi, who was fourth in the 800 meters, Devin Sanford, who placed fourth in the 400 meter dash, Quentin Bazarnacki, who was fourth in the pole vault, and Jared Hannon, who finished sixth in the long jump. Hannon jumped 6.16 meters.

The track and field teams head to Roxbury, Massachusetts for the Jay Carisella Invitational on December 12.

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