Women’s Track & Field Seventh at New Englands

BOSTON – Seniors Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) and Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.) each won individual titles to lead the University of New Hampshire women's indoor track & field team to a seventh-place finish at the New England Championships at Boston University's Track & Tennis Center on Saturday.

The Wildcats finished with 41 points and were the second highest America East finisher in the 34-team field. The University of Connecticut won the meet with 186 points.

Quarles won the triple jump with a school-record leap of 40 feet, 0.75 inches. Quarles broke her own school record, which she set in the same building Feb. 11 at the BU Valentine Invitational.

Dugan was victorious in the pentathlon with 3,340 points.

Senior Chelsey Canavan (Stoneham, Mass.) finished second in the 500 meters in a time of one minute, 14.77 seconds.

In the 800 meters, seniors Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.) and Catherine Perella (Bedford, N.H.) placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in times of 2:11.77 and 2:13.54.

In the 3,000 meters, freshman Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) and junior Lucy Garfield (Hanover, N.H.) finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in times of 10:15.66 and 10:19.80.

In the long jump, senior Meghan McGrath (Merrimack, N.H.) and sophomore Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) placed seventh and eighth, respectively, with leaps of 17-6.75 and 17-6.25.

The Wildcats return to action Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6, at the ECAC Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center.

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