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Returning from Wisconsin victorious, Keene State College welcomes back its newest national champion, and this week’s Athlete of the Week, Janel Haggerty. Haggerty claimed the top prize in the indoor pentathlon at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Coming into the championships as the second seed in the competition, Haggerty posted a combined score of 3,467 points in the five events.
Haggerty won the 60-meter hurdles, finished second in the 800-meter run, tied for third in the high jump, and placed fourth in the long jump. Her top finishes in four of the events helped Haggerty overcome her fifteenth place finish in the shot put to top the field of pentathletes.
A big part of the KSC Softball team’s success during their spring break trip to Florida, was first-year pitcher Mariah Crisp, the first runner-up this week.
Crisp pitched five of the team’s ten games in the sunshine state.
She went 3-2 in her performances, and helped the Owls to a 4-6 record to start the season. Both of Crisp’s losses were one-run games.
Crisp pitched a total of 37.67 innings over the course of the week, and posted an impressive 1.67 earned run average over that span. She also chalked up 49 strikeouts in her five starts, striking out 29 percent of the batters she faced.
The second runner-up this week is junior Nick Vita. Vita leads the KSC Men’s Baseball team in batting so far this season, with a .438 average. He also has team-highs with 13 runs scored and eight runs batted in.
Vita’s solid play helped the Owls to a 4-6 record during their time in Florida.
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