April 24, 2011

Women’s Track & Field Competes at Larry Ellis Invite

PRINCETON, N.J. – Senior Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) led the way with a top finish as the University of New Hampshire women's track & field team competed at the Larry Ellis Invitational on April 22-23 at Princeton University's Weaver Stadium.

The Wildcats were joined by 34 other teams in the non-scoring meet, including America East foes Boston University and Vermont.   

Quarles captured first place in the triple jump with a winning leap of 12.00m. Junior Danica Goodheart (Meredith, N.H.) was 12th with a mark of 10.90m.

Graduate student Rita Ciambra (Hanover, Mass.) earned a second-place finish in the pole vault, clearing a height of 3.80m.  

Sophomore Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) finished fifth in the long jump with a mark of 5.34m.

In the hammer throw, sophomores Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.) and Keyla Salazar (Nashua, N.H.) placed seventh and 16th, respectively, with marks of 49.74 and 44.14.

On the track, freshman Julia Credendino (Islip, N.Y.) and freshman Cayla Pellegrini (Derry, N.H.) placed ninth and 11th, respectively, in the 3000m in times of 10:22.08 and 10:32.53.

Senior Chelsey Canavan (Stoneham, Mass.) took 17th-place in the 400m, crossing the finish line in a time of 57.76.

In the 200m, junior Elizabeth Adejuyigbe (Penacook, N.H.) and sophomore Allison Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) finished 35th and 46th, respectively, recording times of 26.39 and 26.94.

On Friday, senior Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) finished second in section 4 and 20th overall in the 800m, clocking in at 2:11.30. In section 6, seniors Kaitlin Kwiecien (Hampstead, N.H.) and Catherine Perrella (Bedford, N.H.) finished second and sixth, respectively, in times of 2:13.61 and 2:16.70. On Saturday, sophomore Megan Boucher (Manchester, N.H.) added an 11th-place finish in section 4 with a time of 2:23.48.  

In the 1500m, sophomore Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) placed second in section 6, crossing the finish line in a time of 4:38.95.

In the 3000m steeplechase, senior Jennifer Racine (Haverhill, Mass.) placed 25th in a time of 11:14.31.

Freshman Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) captured first place in section 3 of the 5000m, clocking in at 17:34.85.

Sophomore Katherine Woods (Essex, Conn.) placed 33rd in the 100m in a time of 13:13, while freshman Caroline Bonsaint (Hampton, N.H.) finished 36th in the 110m hurdles, crossing the finish line in a time of 16:15.

The Wildcats return to action on April 27-30 when they travel to Philadelphia, Pa. to take part in the Penn Relays.

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