DURHAM, N.H. – Senior Kiah Quarles (Derry, N.H.), freshman Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.), sophomore Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) and the 4x400- and 4x800-meter relay teams all submitted second-place finishes to help lead the University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track and field team to a second-place finish at the 32-team New England Outdoor Track and Field Championship that was held at Reggie F. Atkins Track on the campus of UNH on May 8-10.
The Wildcats – led by head coach Casey Carroll, who was named Coach of the Year after the meet – tallied 94 points and trailed only
Kiah Quarles placed second in the 100-meer hurdles in an ECAC championship-qualifying time of 14.12 seconds.
Her sister, Camille Quarles, jumped to a second-place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 11.52 meters. In the long jump, Camille Quarles and fellow freshman Meghan McGrath (
Ciambra finished second in the pole vault by clearing an ECAC championship-qualifying height of 3.65 meters.
The Wildcats’ 4x400-meter relay team of freshman Kaitlin Kwiecien (Hampstead, N.H.), junior Sarah Hall (Nottingham, N.H.), and freshmen Chelsea Canavan (Stoneham, Mass.) and Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.) set a school record by finishing second in an ECAC championship-qualifying time of 3:50.49. The run broke the old school record of 3:52.12 set in 2001 by Valerie Williams, Holly Prud’home, Heidi Flanders and Leighann Carpenter. The 4x800-meter relay team of senior Rebecca Haley (Dover, N.H.), junior Kara Fisher (New Milford, Conn.), and freshmen Lindsey Jeltes (Oakland, N.J.) and Catherine Perrella (Bedford, N.H.) also finished second in an ECAC championship-qualifying time of and 9:14.59. UNH’s 4x100-meter relay team finished fifth in 48.40 seconds.
Hall placed third in the 200-meters in an ECAC championship-qualifying time of 24.57 seconds. Hall ran a 24.57 in the preliminaries, which tied the school record she set last year. Her 24.57 time was wind-aided (3.6 meters/second); wind must be under 2.0 meters/second for a run to count for record purposes.
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Sophomore Ashlee Lathrop (
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Freshman Kaitlyn DiBuono (
Junior Elizabeth Morrissey (
Senior Amy Roccio (
In the heptathlon, Roccio and sophomore Kelly Thomas (
Freshman Erica Jesseman (
The Wildcats return to action May 17-18 at the ECAC championships at Weaver Track on the campus of