Women’s Track and Field Participates in Jay Carisella Carnival

BOSTON, Mass. - The University of New Hampshire women's track and field team placed 14 times including one individual victory at the Jay Carisella Carnival at the Reggie Lewis Center, Saturday night, in Boston, Mass.

Freshman Hannah Kimball (Atkinson, N.H.) registered a first place finish in the 1-mile race for the Wildcats. Kimball placed first in a time of five minutes and 4.02 seconds to capture her first collegiate victory.

Senior captain Allison Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) placed in a pair of sprints for UNH. Brehm earned fourth place in the 60-meter dash, posting a NEICAAA qualifying time of 7.88 seconds, before stampeding to fifth place in the 200m dash with another NEICAAA qualifying time (26.03 seconds).

Junior Morgan Costa (Standish, Maine) claimed top-eight finish in the 400m dash. Costa timed in at 59.38 seconds to earn sixth in the event.

Four Wildcats placed in the 500m dash. Junior Rachel DePalma (Orange, Conn.) took fifth (1:21.70), junior Lauren Brown (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) claimed sixth (1:21.71), Taylor Ordway (Plaistow, N.H.) captured seventh (1:22.01), and Katherine Hickey (Northfield, N.H.) registered eighth (123:24) in the event.

Sophomore Cassie Kruse (Hampshire, Ill.) notched a fourth place finish for UNH. Kruse took fourth in the 800m run when she clocked in at 2:15.52.

Hurdler Virginia Lavallee (Kingston, N.H.) registered a seventh place finish in the 60m hurdles. Lavallee recorded a 9.09 time to take the seventh spot in the race.

UNH also had three student-athletes place in field events on the day. Senior Caroline Bonsaint (Hampton, N.H.), junior Abby Huntress (Saco, Maine), and senior Bacall Liset (Dover, N.H.) each registered a top-eight finish in a field event. Bonsaint took fourth in the long jump with a  measurement of 5.12 meters, Huntress earned sixth in the shot put with a throw of 12.03 meters, and Liset took eighth in the weight throw with a toss of 13.91 meters.

The Wildcats return to action Jan. 18 when they host Holy Cross for a dual-meet. For the latest news on UNH women's track and field, tune in to www.unhwildcats.com.

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