PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Highlighted by three first-place finishes in the relay events, the Keene State men's and women's track and field competed in the 2016 Plymouth State University Winter Classic on Friday evening, hosted by Plymouth State.
- First-year Angel Ramirez continued his outstanding rookie season with a first place finish in the 200 meter dash in 23.59 seconds and a fourth place finish in the 60 meter dash in 7.28 seconds. The reigning LEC Field Athlete Rookie of the Week also took fourth in the long jump, with a mark of 6.32 meters.
- Sophomore Jared Hannon followed his teammate in the 200 meter dash, taking third in 24.09. Hannon was strong in the field events, leaping to second place in the long jump and fourth place in the triple jump, with marks of 6.40 meters and 11.75 meters, respectively.
- Two Owls raced in the one mile run, as junior Matt Dudley crossed the line second in 4:44.16, while freshman Tyler DeChane followed in third in 4:47.24.
- In the 3000 meter run, sophomore Philip Parent posted fifth in 9:06.88, while freshman Alex Medina finished fifth in the 400 meter run in 54.36 seconds.
- The 4x400 meter relay team of Hannon, Ramirez, Medina and DeChane rallied for a first-place finish of 3:39.96.
- The Owls finished fourth out of five overall with 77 points, as Franklin Pierced finished on top with 182.50 points. Plymouth State took second with 145.50 points and Fitchbury State ended third with 90 points.
- Alyssa Lombardi highlighted the individual running events for Keene State, as the senior crossed the line first in the one mile run in 5:38.99, finishing more than 10 seconds before the next runner.
- The Owls were dominant in the 800 meter run, taking third through sixth place, as freshman Nicole De Almeida clocked in at 2:31.85, followed by first-years Lynne Hebert and Brittany Gravallese who finished in fourth (2:31.99) and fifth (2:32.32), while Lombardi registered a sixth place finish in 2:33.54.
- In the 200 meter dash, sophomore Taylor Bisaillon raced to fourth place in 28.35, while sophomore Rachel Klaski and freshman Lauren Perkowski competed in the 3000 meter run. Klaski finished in second in 11:29.27, while Perkowski followed in third in 11:32.91.
- In the triple jump, Jennifer Severino's leap of 9.83 meters earned the freshman a second-place finish.
- The relay team of senior Katelyn Terry, senior Lindsey Terry, Bisaillon and De Almeida combined for two top finishes. In the 4x200 meter race, the Owls ran to a first place finish in 1:51.91, while in the 4x400 meter event, the Owls won the race in 4:20.83.
- Keene State finished fourth out of six overall with 85 points, while Franklin Pierce took first with 135 points, followed by Southern New Hampshire with 99 points and Fitchbury State with 98 points.
- The Owls will be off for the remainder of the semester, but will return in the new year on January 8th for the Dartmouth Relays.