In the final meet of the outdoor track regular season before championships begin, the Owls traveled down to Willimantic, Connecticut, for their second Eastern Connecticut Invitational. This invitational included athletes from Rhode Island College, Eastern Connecticut State University and Southern Maine.
The top performers for the women’s team were as follows:
Junior distance runner Grace Furlong placed second in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 20:04.70.
Senior multi Skyler Gauthier placed first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.04, followed closely by twin sister and fellow senior multi Alexis Gauthier who placed fourth with a time of 16.53. Skyler Gauthier also found herself in fourth for the high jump competition with a jump of 1.45-meters. The Gauthier twins swept first and second in the long jump with Skyler coming in first with a jump of 5.07-meters and Alexis coming up closely behind with a jump of 4.93-meters.
Keene State also swept first and second in shot put with junior thrower Shannon Parks leading the way with a throw of 11.48-meters. Second place was snatched by senior thrower Naomi Murzin with a throw of 10.61-meters. Murzin also took second in the discus throw with a toss of 32.08-meters.
For the men’s team, the top performers were as follows:
Sophomore distance runner Jacob Pearl placed first in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:59.43.
First-year jumper Dylan Foss placed second in the long jump with a jump of 12.44-meter. Fellow first-year jumper Dylan Harden also had an impressive showing in the triple jump, placing second with a jump of 12.44-meters.
Junior thrower Joey Fodor placed first in javelin with a throw of 58.27-meters.
The next meet for the Owls will be the Little East Conference Championship meet in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, on May 2.
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