Courtesy of Keene State Athletics

Claire Boughton

Sports Editor

This past weekend the Owls track and field team traveled to their third full-team meet at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

The George Davis Invitational held some of the toughest competition the Owls faced so far this season with Keene State College being the lone Division III competition among a sea of DI and DII schools.

However, the Owls still showed up at full force.

Keene State’s stand-out performance was junior javelin thrower Joe Fodor who is currently ranked 15th in the nation for DIII. He was boosted up from his previous position of 18th with a throw of 56.52-meters at the weekends meet.

Other stand-out performances included:

On the women’s team, graduate student Nicole De Almeida placed 9th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:03.03. De Almeida also placed 16th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.09 seconds.

Junior thrower Shannon Parks placed 5th in shot put with a throw of 11.90-meters and 13th in hammer throw with a throw of 36.34-meters.

On the men’s team, sophomore distance runner Jake Pearl placed 11th in the 5,000-meter run with a personal record time of 15:24.73.

Senior mid-distance runner Zach Coburn also hit a personal record at the invitational in long jump. His jump of 5.79-meters also moved him up to 11th in the Little East Conference men’s long jump ranking.

The track and field team will travel to Connecticut next for the Eastern Connecticut Invitational on April 23.


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