April 22, 2012

Women's Track & Field Wraps up Ellis Invite

PRINCETON, N.J. – Graduate student Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) set a school record in the 1,500 meters and four other Wildcats earned top-10 finishes as the University of New Hampshire women's track & field team competed at the non-scoring Larry Ellis Invitational on April 20-21 at Princeton University's Weaver Stadium.

On Friday, Letourneau finished ninth in a field of 63 runners in the elite division of the 1,500 meters, crossing the finish line in an ECAC-qualifying time of 4:24.57. The previous record was held by Amy DeCamp, who set the mark in 2002. Letourneau has now set five school records this year between the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Junior Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.), who also broke DeCamp's mark in the event, finished 12th overall with an ECAC-qualifying time of 4:26.47.

Senior Laura Stern (Shirley, Mass.) highlighted Saturday's events as she claimed fourth in the javelin with a toss of 133-02.

Senior Allison Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) tied for 16th in the 100 meters with a time of 12.19, matching the school-record set by Betsy Harris in 1979.

Freshman Jessica Salley (Andover, Mass.), who has captured first-place in the high jump the last three weeks, took ninth in event with a cleared height of 5-05.00.

Back on the track, senior Lucy Garfield (Hanover, N.H.) took sixth overall in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:13.31. Freshman Marina Slavin (Durham, N.H.) and sophomore Cayla Pellegrini (Derry, N.H.) took 14th and 15th, respectively, in times of 10:26.62 and 10:28.51.

In the 1,500-meter open division, sophomore Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) placed 11th in the 47-runner field, crossing the finish line in a time of 4:40.72. Senior Jennifer Racine (Haverhill, Mass.), junior Meagan Boucher (Manchester, N.H.) and sophomore Lindsey Judge (Essex, Vt.) finished 20th, 25th and 30th, respectively, in times of 4:45.39, 4:47.49 and 4:49.55.

Back in the field, senior Danica Goodheart (Meredith, N.H.) placed 10th in the triple jump with a leap of 37-04.50, while sophomore Stephanie Walsh (Penacook, N.H.) was 15th in the discus with a throw of 134-10.

Junior Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.) also took 21st in the hammer throw with a toss of 161-03.

Also on Friday, sophomore Elise Beattie (Woodstock Ill.) placed 33rd overall in the elite division of the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:19.71.

The Wildcats return to action on April 26-28 when they travel to Philadelphia, Pa. to take part in the Penn Relays.

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