April 6, 2013

Women's track & field competes against Maine and Holy Cross

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's track and field team hosted the University of Maine and Holy Cross at the Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field facility on Saturday, April 6.

Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) kicked off the meet with a bang for New Hampshire as she finished first in the 100M dash. She broke the tape with a time of 11.99 seconds. Joya Helander (Madison, Conn.) took first in the next event, the 200M dash. She cleared the line with a time of 25.50 seconds. Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) took gold in the 800M run as she blazed down the track, finishing at 2:20.19.

Julia Credendino (Islip, N.Y.) crossed the finish line in first place in the 1500M run, breaking the tape at 5:04.34. Laura Rose Donegan (Melbourne, Australia) was tops in the next event, the 5,000M run. She finished with a 37 second advantage over second place, crossing at 18:17.24. 

Virginia Lavallee (Kingston, N.H.) took first place in both hurdle events, the 100M and the 400M. In the 110M, she crossed the line at 14.50. In the 400M, she finished with a first-place time of 1:10.83.

Abby Huntress (Saco, Maine) earned first place for the second-consecutive week in the shot put, hurling the ball a distance of 11.59 meters. Stephanie Walsh (Penacook, N.H.) also took first place for the second straight week in the discus. She threw to a distance of 39.27 meters. Michelle Gearin (York, Maine) extended the consecutive win streak after finishing first in the javelin throw for the second week in a row. She threw to a distance of 39.15.

New Hampshire will stay home for its next meet as it hosts the Wildcat Invitational on Saturday, April 13. The events will start at 11:00 a.m.

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