Harry leads UNH quintet at URI Pentathlon

KINGSTON, R.I. -- Chloe Harry (Tyler, Texas) of the University of New Hampshire women's indoor track and field team amassed 2,919 points to edge out teammate Amy Roccio (Beverly, Mass.) for third place at the 12th annual University of Rhode Island Pentathlon that was held Dec. 2 at Mackal Field House.

Roccio finished with 2,889 points as the second of four consecutive Wildcats in the final standings. Kathleen Hoppe (Hopkinton, Mass.) placed fifth with 2,739 points and Kiah Quarles (Derry, N.H.) compiled 2,722 points to earn sixth place. Lauren Barbour (Tewksbury, Mass.), in her collegiate debut, placed 11th with 2,604 points.

Harry's best finish in the pentathlon, which is comprised of the 60-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump and 800m, was in the last event with a fourth-place finish in the 800m (2 minutes, 32.5 seconds). She earned 662 points for that time, as well as 632 points in both the 60m hurdles (10.2 seconds) and high jump (4 feet, 11.5 inches).

Roccio started the pentathlon with strong performances in the first two events, and that included the second-best effort in the high jump by clearing a height of 5 feet, 4.25 inches, which garnered 771 points. She also was awarded 742 points for her time of 9.6 in the 60m hurdles.

Quarles recorded the third-best efforts in both the 60m hurdles (9.1 seconds) and long jump (16-8) to pace her sixth-place finish. Hoppe finished just behind Quarles in the 60m hurdles at 9.4. Barbour finished strong, as her time of 2:30.4 in the 800m was the second-fastest of the 14 competitors.

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