WESTFIELD, Mass. - The University of New Hampshire women's track and field team scored 22 team points and sit in first place after day one of the New England Track and Field Championships at the Jerry Gravel Track at Alumni Field on the campus of Westfield State University.
Thrower Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.) took a first-place finish in the hammer throw event to start things off for UNH. Read measured a toss of 175 feet and 11 inches to claim the victory.
Seniors Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) and Cayla Pellegrini (Derry, N.H.) followed by placing in the top-eight of the 10,000-meter race for the Wildcats. Beattie took the second spot with a time of 36 minutes and 20.78 seconds, while Pellegrini finished in fifth with a time of 37:27.72.
Junior Virginia Lavallee (Kingston, N.H.) also turned in a sixth-place finish for UNH in the 100-meter hurdles preliminary race. The junior timed in at 14.84 seconds to qualify for the final round.
Sprinter Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) capped things off for UNH with a seventh-place performance in the 100-meter dash. The sophomore posted a time of 12.14 seconds to take the sixth spot in the preliminary round and will race in the finals on Sunday.
The Wildcats return to action on Saturday, May 10 at 11 a.m. For the latest news and information on the UNH track and field program, check out www.unhwildcats.com.