Women’s Track & Field Victorious against Maine, Bates

ORONO, Maine – Junior Allison Brehm (Hampton, N.H.) captured a pair of individual events and also added a relay victory to lead the University of New Hampshire women's outdoor track & field team to a first-place finish in a tri-meet at the University of Maine's Beckett Family Track & Field Complex on Saturday afternoon.

The Wildcats racked up 152.50 total points to finish ahead of both Maine (137) and Bates College (97.50).

Brehm won the 100 meters in 12.51, the 200 meters in 26.03, and ran the anchor leg in the 4x100-meter relay team, along with sophomore Caroline Bonsaint (Hampton, N.H.), junior Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) and freshman Morgan Costa (Standish, Maine), that finished first at 49.14.

Junior Lucy Garfield (Hanover, N.H.) captured the 3,000 meter steeplechase, crossing the finish line in a time of 11:33.73.

In the field, junior Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.) won the hammer throw with an ECAC-qualifying toss of 170-02, while senior Laura Stern (Shirley, Mass.), the reigning America East Field Performer of the Week, captured the javelin with a toss of 127-10.

In the long jump, Frazier lead the way with a winning leap of 17-03.25, while Bonsaint was right behind in second with a distance of 16-08.75.

In the discus, sophomore Stephanie Walsh (Penacook, N.H.) posted a first-place finish with a winning toss of 130-01.

Freshman Jessica Salley (Andover, Mass.) was victorious in the high jump with a winning leap of 5-03.75, and fellow rookie Abigail Huntress (Saco, Maine) won the shot put at 38-04.25. Huntress also added a third-place finish in the discus with a toss of 110-07.

Senior Danica Goodheart (Meredith, N.H.) made it a clean sweep in the jumping events as she won the triple jump with a leap of 36-07.50.

In the distance events, sophomore Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) was runner-up in the 1,500 meters at 4:38.84, while junior Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) finished second in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:44.56.

Freshman Virginia Lavallee (Kingston, N.H.) finished second in the 100 meter hurdles, clocking in with a time of 15.29., while Costa also added a third-place finish in the 400 meters with a time of 1:02.51.

Back in the field, sophomore Bryn Estes (Lebanon, N.H.) posted a third-place finish in the pole vault with a cleared height of 10-00.00.

The 'Cats return to action on Saturday, April 7 when the play host to Holy Cross and Maine in a tri-meet at the Reggie F. Atkins Track (11 a.m.).

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