December 3, 2011

Women’s Track & Field Strong at Jay Carisella Invite

BOSTON, Mass. – Senior Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) turned-in a first-place finish in the 3,000 meters to lead the University of New Hampshire women's indoor track & field team at the Jay Carisella Carnival on Saturday afternoon at the Reggie Lewis Center.

Letourneau crossed the finish line in an ECAC-qualifying time of 9:45.85.

In the field, senior Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.) took second in the high jump with a leap of 1.63 meters, while freshman Jessica Salley (Andover, Mass.) took fifth with a jump of 1.58 meters.

Junior Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) took third in the long jump with a leap of 5.14 meters.

Freshman Abigail Huntress (Saco, Maine) claimed fifth in the shot put with a toss of 11.32 meters.

Senior Melody Pothier (Lisbon, Conn.) and junior Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.) finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in the weight throw with New England-qualifying tosses of 15.14 and 15.03.

Back on the track, senior Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.) ran to a third-place performance in 1,000 meters, finishing in an ECAC-qualify time of 2:56.24

Junior Colleen Manna (Ridgefield, Conn.) placed fifth in the 500 meters, crossing the finish line in a time of 1:21.15.

Junior Meagan Boucher (Manchester, N.H.) placed fifth in the mile with a time of 5:15.38, while freshman Marina Slavin (Durham, N.H.) placed seventh at 5:16.07.

Sophomore Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) finished fifth in the 5,000 meters in a time of 18:12.21.

Freshman Virginia Lavallee (Kingston, N.H.) placed fourth in the 55-meter hurdles in a New England-qualifying time of 8.69. 

The Wildcats return to action on Friday, Dec.9 when they take part in the Rhody Pentathlon at 11 a.m.

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