Anne Twombly, Women's Track & Field

Anne, a senior from Exeter, N.H., raced to first place in the 800-meter run at the America East Indoor Track & Field Championships on Feb. 21 with a school-record and ECAC qualifying time of 2 minutes, 9.42 seconds. She was also the champion in the mile with a time of 4:52.79. The meet was held Feb. 20-21 at the Armory (New York, N.Y.).

Anne entered the America East meet as the top seed in the mile and second seed in the 800m, and her two individual victories helped UNH place fourth overall.In the 800m, Anne was in fourth place after a first-lap time of 31.348 seconds and advanced to second place with a two-lap time of 1:03.078. She completed the third lap in 32.702 seconds to take the lead heading into the final lap, and she was the only competitor in a field of 16 to run a sub-34 second fourth lap (33.636) to break the school record with an aggregate time of 2:09.416.

In the mile, Anne was second after each of the first four laps before going to the front of the pack on lap 5 with a time of 37.042 seconds (3:07.563 aggregate time) and she held the lead the last three laps to record her second victory of the day. The last two laps were her fastest at 34.736 and 33.788.

Earlier in the season, Anne raced to first place in the 3,000m at the Jay Carisella Invitational at Northeastern University on Dec. 13 with a time of 9:55.04. In the Dec. 5 season opener – a dual meet at Maine, she was the fastest runner in the 800m with a time of 2:24.03.

Anne also had a successful cross country season this past fall. She was the third ‘Cat and fifth runner overall across the finish line to help lead UNH to the America East Championship title at Maine on Nov. 1. One month earlier, Anne placed sixth overall at the New England Championship to help the ‘Cats retain that team title.

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