March 7, 2010

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD PLACES EIGHTH AT ECACs

BOSTON - The 4x800-meter relay team finished second, five All-ECAC performances were submitted and two school records fell as the University of New Hampshire women's indoor track & field team finished eighth at the 52-scoring team ECAC Championships on March 6-7 at the Reggie Lewis Center.

The Wildcats totaled 21 points to earn their highest finish in program history at the meet, as well as their only top-10 placing. The University of Connecticut won the meet with 84.5 points.

The 4x800 squad received All-ECAC honors after finishing in a time of eight minutes, 59.88 seconds.

Junior Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) was All-ECAC after placing fifth in the triple jump with a school record-breaking mark of 12.16 meters. Quarles broke her own record, which she set last year.

Senior Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) also broke a school record and garnered All-ECAC honors after finishing fifth in the weight throw with a toss of 17.54 meters.

Junior Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) toppled a 26-year-old record in the 5000 meters when she placed sixth in a time of 16:49.61. Jesseman, who earned All-ECAC for the performance, broke Anne Miller's record, which was set in 1984.

Senior Kelly Thomas (Chichester, N.H.) was All-ECAC as she finished seventh in the pentathlon after amassing 3,350 points.

The Wildcats' distance medley team of juniors Jennifer Racine (Haverhill, Mass.) and Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.), freshman Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) and Jesseman finished 10th in 11:51.97.

Junior Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) placed 10th in the 800-meter preliminaries in 2:11.96.

Fellow junior Chelsey Canavan (Stoneham, Mass.) was 13th in the 400-meter preliminaries in 57.11 seconds, while classmate Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.) was 17th in the 500-meter preliminaries at 1:16.70.

The Wildcats return to action Saturday, March 27 at noon when they kick off the outdoor season at the Beckett Track & Field Complex in a dual meet with the University of Maine.

 

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