April 30, 2011

Women's Track and Field Places Third at UMass Pre-Conference Meet

AMHERST, Mass. – Sophomores Allison Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) and Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.), graduate student Laurel Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and the 4x100m relay team each won individual titles as the University of New Hampshire women's track and field team placed third at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet on Saturday.

The Wildcats registered 150 points to finish behind Massachusetts (194) and Dartmouth (163.50) but ahead of Vermont (142.50) and Hartford (54).

Brehm won the 100m in a time of 12.52. Junior Elizabeth Adejuyigbe (Penacook, N.H.) and sophomores Katherine Woods (Essex, Conn.) and Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in times of 12.59, 12.68 and 12.70.

Egan won the 3000m steeplechase in a time of 10:51.69 while sophomore Meagan Boucher (Manchester, N.H.) placed second at 11:41.67.

The tandem of Adejuyigbe, Caroline Bonsaint (Hampton, N.H.), Woods and Brehm teamed up to win the 4x100m relay in a time of 49.03.

Read captured the hammer throw with a toss of 50.34m. Fellow sophomore Keyla Salazar (Nashua, N.H.) finished fifth with a mark of 45.81m.

In the 400m, senior Chelsey Canavan (Stoneham, Mass.) placed third, crossing the finish line in a time of 57.75.

In the 1500m, freshmen Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) and Julie Credendino (Islip, N.Y.) and senior Jennifer Racine (Haverhill, Mass.) placed second, third and fourth, respectively, in times of 4:41.01, 4:44.54 and 4:46.71.

Sophomore Erin Phillips (Belmont, N.H.) earned a second-place finish in the 5000m with a time of 18:30.25.

Bonsaint added a sixth-place finish in the 100m hurdles in a time of 15.94.

Back in the field, senior Meghan McGrath (Merrimack, N.H.) finished second in the long jump with a mark of 5.40.

In the triple jump, junior Danica Goodheart (Meredith, N.H.) and senior Jasmin Washington (Waltham, Mass.) placed third and fourth, respectively, with marks of 11.25 and 11.08.

Freshman Stephanie Walsh (Penacook, N.H.) placed fifth in the discus with a throw of 36.79m.

In the pole vault, freshman Samantha Graziani (Derry, N.H.) took sixth with a cleared height of 2.80.

The Wildcats return to action on May 7-8 for the America East Outdoor Championships.

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