WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD FIFTH AT BOSTON INDOOR GAMES
BOSTON - Juniors Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) and Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia), as well as the distance medley team, each recorded victories to lead the University of New Hampshire women's indoor track and field team to a fifth-place finish at the 17-team Boston Indoor Games on Friday at the Reggie Lewis Center.
The Wildcats finished with 65 points, trailing Northeastern (135.25), South Florida (112), UMass (82) and Maine (67.50).
Quarles won the triple jump with a leap of 38 feet, 6 inches, while Letourneau finished first in the 1000 meters in a time of 2 minutes, 54.90 seconds.
The medley team of Letourneau, junior Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.), senior Tracy Howell (Grafton, Mass.) and junior Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) completed the run in 12:04.88. The 4x400 team of junior Chelsey Canavan (Stoneham, Mass.), senior Kelly Thomas (Chichester, N.H.), Meredith Long and Brittany Verville (Bow, N.H.) was fourth in a time of 3:59.99.
Canavan was also fifth in the 400 meters in 59.25 seconds, while Verville was eighth in the 500 meters in a time of 1:18.38.
Senior Tayla Ryan (Norwood, Mass.) finished fourth in the 55-meter hurdles in 8.457 seconds. Ryan was also 11th in the 200 meters in 26.21 seconds.
Junior Jennifer Racine (Haverhill, Mass.) was also 11th in the mile in a time of 5:10.57.
Classmate Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.) finished third in the high jump with a leap of 5-3.75.
Senior Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) was also third in the weight throw with a toss of 58-3.25.
The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Dartmouth Indoor Classic.