ORONO, Maine – Senior Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) won a pair of events and classmate Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) broke a school record for the second consecutive week as the University of New Hampshire women's outdoor track & field team finished second in a tri-meet at the University of Maine's Beckett Family Track & Field Complex on Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats totaled 127 points, finishing behind Maine (137), but ahead of Bates College (102).
Lathrop finished first in the hammer throw with a toss of 49.39 meters, and also won the discus throw with a mark of 38.71m. Freshman Rosemary Read (East Greenwich, R.I.) was second in the hammer with a throw of 46.39m.
Ciambra, who was named America East Field Performer of the Week after breaking her own school record in the pole vault by clearing a height of 3.96m last weekend, finished first in the event by nearly five feet after again setting a new school mark with a leap of 4.11m.
UNH swept the top four spots in the long jump with freshman Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.), junior Meghan McGrath (Merrimack, N.H.), freshman Lana Ciali (Lee, N.H.) and sophomore Danica Goodheart (Meredith, N.H.) finishing first, second, third and fourth, respectively. The quartet submitted respective marks of 5.36m, 5.06m, 5.02m and 4.99m.
Senior Esperance Ndombe (Manchester, N.H.) was victorious in the triple jump with a mark of 10.70m.
On the track, senior Tayla Ryan (Norwood, Mass.) was first in the 100-meter hurdles in 15.17 seconds.
The Wildcats' 4x100-meter relay team of Ryan, sophomore Elizabeth Adejuyigbe (Penacook, N.H.), senior Kristina Brennan (Lexington, Mass.) and McGrath, placed second in a time of 50.18 seconds. The 4x400-meter relay team of senior Amanda Hutchins (Plymouth, N.H.) and freshmen Meagan Boucher (Manchester, N.H.), Erika Tait (North Salem, N.Y.), and Caitlyn MacLellan (Natick, Mass.), also finished second in four minutes, 17.81 seconds.
The 'Cats return to action Saturday, April 3 at 11 a.m. when they play host to the College of the Holy Cross, Maine and Northeastern University in a quad-meet at the Reggie F. Atkins Track.