Women's Track & Field Competes at Joe Donahue Games, Terrier Classic

BOSTON – Freshman Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) broke the school record in the 60-meter dash to lead the University of New Hampshire women's track & field team to a sixth-place finish at the Joe Donahue Games at the Reggie Lewis Center, while several other members took part at the Boston University Terrier Classic, both held Friday evening.

The Wildcats racked up 58 points at the Joe Donahue Games, while Boston College captured the meet with 85.5 points.

Perrodin continued her impressive rookie campaign with a victory in the 60-meter dash as she crossed the finish line in an ECAC-qualifying and record-breaking time of 7.68. Fellow freshman Natalie Bilynsky (Epping, N.H.) finished fifth overall in the event and qualified for New Englands with a time of 7.92, while freshman Joya Helander (Madison, Conn.) took sixth at 7.98.

Senior Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass,), fresh off a victory in the 3,000 meters against Holy Cross last weekend, placed fifth overall in the mile at the Terrier Classic. Maguire crossed the finish line in a time of 4:48.32 in the field of 123 runners. Junior Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) and senior Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.), finished ninth and 19th, respectively, in times of 4:55.64 and 5:02.81.

Senior Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) finished 17th overall in the 5,000 meters in a time of 17:24.59, while junior Cayla Pellegrini (Derry, N.H.) took 26th at 17:44.09.

Back at the Joe Donahue Games, senior Megan Boucher (Manchester, N.H.) finished runner-up in the 1,000 meters with a New England-qualifying time of 2:58.32. Junior Julia Credendino (Islip, N.Y.) also qualified for New Englands with a fourth-place finish at 3:01.10.

In the field, sophomore Jessica Salley (Andover, Mass.) picked up a second-place finish in the high jump with a cleared height of 5-5.0, while freshman Randi Fries (Acton, Mass.) also took runner-up in the long jump with a leap of 15-9.75.

Sophomore Virginia Lavallee (Kingston, N.H.) took third overall in the 60-meter hurdles and qualified for the New England Championships with a time of 9.24.

Freshman Victoria Tondre (Canton, Mass.) added a fourth-place finish in the triple jump (32-10.50), and freshman Abigail Kaplan (Franklin, N.H.) took fourth in the shot put (34-11.25).

The Wildcats return to action on Saturday, Feb. 2 when they participate in the URI Invitational at noon.

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