NORTHAMPTON, Mass.--Lauren Perkowski and Laura Dawson both posted individual wins as the Keene State College men's and women's track and field team opened the 2018-19 indoor season at the Smith College Invitational at the Indoor Track and Tennis facility.
Perkowski picked up right where she left off from a very successful cross country season, winning the 5,000 meters in 17:57.37 and easily qualifying for both the New England Division III and Open New England Championships. Laura Dawson won the 800 meters in 2:33.23, and was sixth in the mile in 5:24.31.
Nicole De Almeida was second in the 400 meter dash, with a time of 1:02.41, and was seventh in the 200 meter dash in 27.54. Teammate Amanda Deppert was eighth in the 200 meters in 28 seconds flat. Lynne Hebert was third in the 3,000 meters in 11:03.26, while the 4x200 relay team were winners in 1:52.74, and Skyler Gauthier was fourth in the 60 meter hurdles in 10.06 seconds.
Shannon Parks marked her collegiate debut with a second place finish in the shot put, throwing 10.57 meters, with Taylor Bisaillon in fourth place, throwing 9.62 meters and Grace Zangrilli in fifth at 9.53 and Naomi Murzin in seventh at 9.38. Skyler Gauthier was seventh in the long jump at 4.67 meters, while Erin McNemar was the same in the high jump at 1.46 meters.
Angel Ramirez was seventh in 60 meter dash, with a time of 7.28 seconds, while Zach Coburn was second in the mile at 4:53.40. Alex Medina was third in the same event in 5:14.90. Jared Hannon was fifth in the 400 meters in 54.44 seconds, with Coburn adding a sixth place finish in the 800 meters in 2:21.05.
Ramirez was also eighth in the 200 meter dash, in 24.07, while in the 3,000 meters, Rob St. Laurent was third in 9:18.20 and Iid Sheikh-Yusuf was fourth in 9:21.04. Hannon was fifth in the long jump with a leap of 6.26 meters, and Caleb Steever was second in the triple jump at 12.65 meters and second in the high jump, qualifiying for the New England Division III championships in 1.95 meters. The Owls' 4x200 meter relay team was second in 1:35.79.