Women's Track & Field Finishes First at Wolfie Invitational
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – The University of New Hampshire women's track and field team competed at the Wolfie Invitational Saturday at Stony Brook University. The Wildcats ousted the competition with a score of 189 points while Fordham finished second with 86 points. Southern Connecticut State finished third with 58 points as Manhattan took fourth with 54 points. Vermont came in fifth with 53 points with Stony Brook coming in sixth at 50 points. St. John's (44), Sacred Heart (30), NYU (27) and Marist (19) rounded out the rest of the field.
Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) took gold in the 100M dash, breaking the tape with a time of 12.45. Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) took the 1,500M run by a margin of nearly four seconds, coming in with a time of 4:35.83.
Chelsey Serrano (Raymond, N.H.) earned the title in the 5,000M run as she came in with a time of 17:30.10. Erin Phillips came in second place with a time of 17:38.44 as Brianna Boden (Keene, N.H.) and Cayla Pellegrini (Derry, N.H.) took third (17:38.77) and fourth (18:06.65) in the event.
Virginia Lavallee (Kingston, N.H.) blazed to a first-place finish in the 100M hurdles as she broke the tape with a time of 15.21.
Laura Rose Donegan (Melbourne, Australia) finished first in the 3000M steeplechase. She crossed the line with a time of 11:01.60. Samantha Blaise finished second in the event with a time of 11:14.51.
In the long jump, Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) cleared a distance of 5.19 meters, finishing first in the event. Stephanie Walsh (Penacook, N.H.) threw her discus a distance of 40.14 meters for the win. Keyla Salazar (Nashua, N.H.) won the hammer throw after hitting a mark of 46.74 meters.
The squad will return to action when it travels to the Penn Relays for the three-day event. The first day of competition starts on April 24.