WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD PLACES SECOND AT NEW ENGLANDS

RESULTS


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 Boston College, which won the meet.

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 (Merrimack, N.H.) finished third and fifth, respectively, submitting jumps of 5.44 and 5.39 meters. Freshman Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.) was ninth at 5.24 meters.

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.

Senior Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) placed third in the javelin with a throw of 39.50 meters.

Sophomore Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) placed fifth in the hammer throw with an ECAC championship-qualifying toss of 49.16 meters.

Sophomore Courtney Hamer (Andover, Mass.) also finished fifth, finishing the 10,000-meters in an ECAC championship-qualifying time of 37:34.42.

Freshman Kaitlyn DiBuono (Auburn, Mass.) finished fifth in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:04.13.

Junior Elizabeth Morrissey (Mt. Kisco, N.Y.) placed fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 11:16.30.


Senior Amy Roccio (Beverly, Mass.) finished seventh in the high jump with a leap of 1.65 meters.

In the heptathlon, Roccio and sophomore Kelly Thomas (Chichester, N.H.) placed third and fourth, respectively, amassing 4,391 and 4,173 points. Roccio was first in the high jump with a leap of 1.68 meters, third in the 100-meter hurdles in 15.64 seconds, third in the long jump at 5.29 meters, fifth in the shot put with a throw of 9.40 meters and fifth in the 200-meters in 26.91 seconds. Thomas was third in the 200-meters in 26.45 seconds, fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.44 seconds, fourth in the javelin with a throw of 28.41 meters and fifth in the 800-meters in 2:27.12.

Freshman Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) finished 12th in the 5,000-meters in a time of 17:34.00.

The Wildcats return to action May 17-18 at the ECAC championships at Weaver Track on the campus of Princeton University.

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