– Junior Sarah Hall (Nottingham, N.H.) won three events and freshman Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) set a new school record in the triple jump to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team to Saturday’s dual-meet win at the Paul Sweet Oval.
UNH’s 166 points were too much for both the College of the Holy Cross (119) and Quinnipiac University (47).
Hall won the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.33 seconds and the 200 meter dash in a time of 26.40, more than one second faster than the runner up. Hall also helped her squad to victory in the 4x400 meter relay, in which she was the anchor leg. The team finished in 4:04.94.
Quarles won the triple jump with a distance of 11.50 meters, beating out teammate Megan Donohue’s (Stratham, N.H.) jump of 11.20 meters. Quarles’ jump also broke Donohue’s old school mark of 11.42 that was set last month. Quarles placed first in the long jump as well, beating out Meghan McGrath’s (Merrimack, N.H.) 5.20 meter jump, with a 5.29 meter jump of her own.
Freshman Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) captured a win in the one mile run, finishing in 5:16.01, just .74 ahead of junior Kimberly Povec (Holland-Patent, N.Y.).
Freshmen Chelsea Canavan (Stoneham, Mass.) and Kaitlin Kwiecien (Hampstead, N.H.) were neck and neck in the 400 meter run, with Canavan edging Kwiecien 1:01.20 to 1:01.22.
Back in the field events, senior Kiah Quarles’ (Derry, N.H.) time of 8.33 seconds was good enough for first in the 55 meter hurdles.
Senior Amy Roccio (Beverly, Mass.), freshman Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.) and sophomore Kelly Thomas (Chichester, N.H.) all registered jumps of 1.58 meters in the high jump, but it was Roccio who won the event with the fewest attempts.
UNH won both the shot put and weight throw, with junior Erica Desroches’ (Stratham, N.H.) 12-meter toss of the shot put and senior Brienna Smith’s (Sandown, N.H.) distance of 15.55 meters in the weight throw.
The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. when they take part in the Harvard Invitational at the Gordon Track Center in Cambridge, Mass.
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