Erin McNemar / Managing Executive Editor

Cailla Prisco

Sports Editor

Keene State is making Little East Conference history once again as the Women’s Track and Field team takes home five individual championships and second place overall.

Junior Alexis Gauthier placed first in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.53 seconds, competing and winning over her twin sister.

According to Keene State Athletics, “Lauren Perkowski cruised to a win in the 5,000 meters, dominating the field in 18:40.92 to set a new Davis Track and Little East Conference record as she won by more than a minute over the next finisher.”

Junior Lynne Hebert won the 1,000 meters in 3:06.82 seconds and set a new facility record, and first-year Shannon Parks won the shot put by throwing 12.16 meters, exactly .20 meters over the second place thrower. Parks has also been awarded LEC Rookie of the Week previously this season.

Dual athlete Nicole De Almeida placed first in the 600 meter finishing with a time of 1.40.68 seconds.

Both teams did substantially better this season than in the 2018 season, with the women’s team moving from third to second place and the men’s team moving from eleventh to fifth place this year.

The Men’s team placed first in the 4×200 meter relay ran by Angel Ramirez, Anthony Jennings, Clinton Mungeta and Jared Hannon, finishing in 1:33.51 seconds.

Athletes that qualified for the New England Division III Championships will travel to Bowdoin College in Maine on Thursday, Feb. 21 for the start of the competition the following day.

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