Women’s Track Takes Seventh at New England Championships

WESTFIELD, Mass. - The University of New Hampshire women's track and field team scored 40.50 total team points and finished seventh out of 39 teams at the New England Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday afternoon at the Jerry Gravel Track and Alumni Field on the campus of Westfield State University.

Sophomore Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) highlighted the day for UNH with a school-record in the 100-meter dash. Perrodin earned a fourth-place finish in the event with a school-record mark of 11.71 seconds.

Junior Virginia Lavallee (Kingston, R.I.) followed with an eighth-place performance in the 100-meter hurdles. Lavallee logged a time of 15.00 seconds to claim the eighth spot.

Two more Wildcats earned top-eight spots in the 3,000-meter steeplechase event. Freshman Sarah Keiran (Rowley, Mass.) and senior Meagan Boucher (Manchester, N.H.) took seventh (11:02.45) and eighth (11:02.45), respectively.

UNH also got top-eight performances from its 4x100-meter relay team and its 4x800-meter squad. The 4x100 team of Perrodin, Morgan Costa (Standish, Maine), Caroline Bonsaint (Hampton, N.H.), and Allison Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) placed sixth with a school-record time of 47.40 seconds.

The 4x800 relay squad of Rachel DePalma (Orange, Conn.), Brittany Hunt (Lynnfield, Mass.), Hannah Kimball (Atkinson, N.H.), and Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) followed with a sixth place performance. The quartet timed in at 9:12.27 to earn fourth.

Junior Jessica Salley (Andover, Mass.) capped things off for UNH with a seventh-place finish in the high jump. Salley measured in at 5 feet and 5 inches to take seventh.

The Wildcats return to action on Saturday, May 17 when they compete at the ECAC/IC4A Championships. For the latest news and information on the UNH track and field program, check out www.unhwildcats.com.

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