Women’s Track Tops Maine 111-77

DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire recorded 12 first place finishes and defeated the University of Maine 111-77, in UNH's home meet, Dec. 6th and 7th at Paul Sweet Oval.

Sophomore Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) posted first place in a school-record mark of 7.20 seconds in the 55-meter dash. The sophomore broke the previous mark of 7.21 that she held with Sarah Hall. Perrodin finished ahead of teammate Allison Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) who placed second in 7.40 seconds.

Sophomore Victoria Tondre (Canton, Mass.) got the Wildcats started, notching the first victory of the day for the Wildcats. Tondre took first place in the long jump event with a 4.62m jump. Sophomore Randi Fries (Acton, Mass.) finished third in the event with a 4.47m measurement.

The Wildcats got its second event victory of the day in the shot put. Junior Abby Huntress (Saco, Maine) took first with a throw of 12.34 topping Maine freshman Ashley Donohoe by 0.73m. Sophomore Abigail Kaplan (Franklin, N.H.) earned third with a throw of 11.52m.

A pair of freshman swept the triple jump for the Wildcats. Lexie Arbour (Monson, Mass.) took first (10.24m) and Alyson Messina (Plymouth, Mass.) posted second (10.13) for UNH in the event.

The Wildcats also swept the top two spots in the 1-mile run. Freshman Amanda Szymanski (Londonderry, N.H.) earned the victory with a time of 5:11.73, while senior Julia Credendino (Islip, N.Y.) claimed second place with a 5:14.11 time.

Fresh off her victory in the pentathlon yesterday, junior Virginia Lavallee (Kingston, N.H.) posted a first place finish in the 55-meter hurdles race. Lavallee crossed the finish line in 8.32 seconds ahead of Maine's Grace MacLean (8.81) and Ashten Hackett (8.82). Senior captain Caroline Bonsaint (Hampton, N.H) placed fourth with a time of 8.94 seconds.

Cassie Kruse (Hampshire, Ill.) claimed the top spot in the 1000-meter run for UNH. The sophomore distance runner clocked in at 2:56.82, 15 seconds faster than the second place finisher. Freshman Colleen Kennedy (Londonderry, N.H.) placed fourth for the Wildcats in the even (3:22.37).

Perrodin and Brehm posted first and second place in the 200-meter dash. The pair timed in at 26.70 seconds and 26.79 seconds, respectively.

Sophomores Brianna Boden (Keene, N.H.) and Amber Short (Keen, N.H.) swept the top two spots in the 3000-meter race for UNH. Boden finished in 10:21.62 for first place, while Short crossed the finish line at 10:25.71 to claim second place.

The Wildcat tandem of Andrea Nash (Hampton, N.H.), Morgan Costa (Standish, Maine), Brehm, and Perrodin captured first place in the 4x400 relay. The quartet finished the event in 4:12.61, topping Maine by 2.23 seconds.

UNH also won the 4x800 race. Szymanski, junior Madeline Allen (Lenox, Mass.), Credendino, and Kruse posted a 9:54.95 time to take first place.

The UNH women's track and field team returns to action Saturday, Dec. 14 when it travels to Boston for the Jay Carisella Carnival. For the latest news and info on the women's track and field team tune into www.unhwildcats.com

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