February 22, 2013

Women’s Track & Field Opens New Englands; DMR Team Sets School Record

James, Costa, Twombly and Beattie (DMR)

BOSTON – The Wildcats' distance medley relay team finished fourth overall and set a school record in the process to lead the University of New Hampshire women's indoor track & field team in the opening day of the New England Championships Friday at Boston University's Track & Tennis Center.

The distance medley relay squad of senior Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.), sophomore Morgan Costa (Standish, Maine) and juniors Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) and Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) finished fourth in a time of 11:36.04, breaking to program's previous mark set in 2002 (11:39.29).

Freshman Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) placed third in the preliminaries of the 60 meters and qualified for Saturday's finals in a time of 7.71.

Senior Erin Phillips (Belmont, N.H.) finished seventh overall in the 5,000 meters in a time of 7:37.07.

In the field, senior Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) took ninth in the long jump with a leap 17-07.50, while senior Keyla Salazar (Nashua, N.H.) added a 14th-place finish in the weight throw with a toss of 47-01.75.

The Wildcats return to action Saturday for the final day of the New England Championships at the BU Track & Tennis Center.

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