DURHAM, N.H. – The first day of the New England Outdoor Track and Field Championship came to a close Friday at the Reggie F. Atkins Track, with the University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams both producing solid showings.
On the men’s side, senior Dan O’Hara (Needham, Mass.) finished seventh in the decathlon after compiling 5,582 points. O’Hara finished third in the high jump with a leap of 1.82 meters, third in the 400-meters with a time of 53.76 seconds, fourth in the shot put with a toss of 11.70 meters, fourth in the discus with a throw of 30.50 meters and fourth in the 1,500-meters in a time of four minutes, 39.06 seconds.
Sophomore Will Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) qualified for Saturday’s 100-meters in 10.93 seconds.
Senior Ben Stein (Canton, Mass.) qualified for Saturday’s 400-meters in 49.48 seconds.
Freshman Alex Macleod (East Longmeadow, Mass.) also qualified for a Saturday event, completing the 400-meter hurdles in 55.20 seconds.
On the women’s side, sophomore Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) finished second in the pole vault by clearing a distance of 3.65 meters.
Senior Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) placed third in the javelin with a throw of 39.50 meters.
In the long jump, freshmen Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) and Meghan McGrath (Merrimack, N.H.) finished third and fifth, respectively, submitting jumps of 5.44 and 5.39 meters.
Sophomore Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) placed fifth in the hammer throw with a toss of 49.16 meters.
Sophomore Courtney Hamer (Andover, Mass.) also finished fifth, finishing the 10,000-meters in 37:34.42.
Junior Sarah Hall (Nottingham, N.H.) qualified for Saturday’s 200-meters in 24.93 seconds.
Senior Kiah Quarles (Derry, N.H.) qualified for Saturday’s 100-meer hurdles in 14.32 seconds.
Freshman Kaitlyn DiBuono (Auburn, Mass.) was yet another Saturday qualifier, finishing the 400-meter hurdles in 1:04.72.
More than halfway through the heptathlon, senior Amy Roccio (Beverly, Mass.) and sophomore Kelly Thomas (Chichester, N.H.) are third and fourth, respectively, amassing 2,798 and 2,394 points. Roccio was first in the high jump with a leap of 1.68 meters, third in the 100-meter hurdles in 15.64 seconds and fifth in the 200-meters in 26.91 seconds. Thomas was third in the 200-meters in 26.45 seconds, and fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.44 seconds.
The men get underway Saturday at with the discus, pole vault, high jump, triple jump and steeplechase, while the women get started at with the long jump portion of the heptathlon.
Information, including results and a schedule of events, is available at www.neicaaa.org.