BOSTON – Graduate student Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) set a school record in a runner-up finish in the mile to lead to University of New Hampshire women's indoor track & field team to a sixth-place finish at the America East Championships on Saturday at Boston University's Track & Tennis Center.
With 67 points, the Wildcats finished behind Boston University (164), Albany (159.50), UMBC (106.50), Vermont (93) and Binghamton (74.50), but ahead of Stony Brook (54), Maine (47) and Hartford (14.50).
Letourneau, who already set the school record in the mile earlier this season, broke her own record in the event in an ECAC-qualifying time of 4:42.47.
Senior Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.) claimed fourth in the pentathlon with a total of 3364 points, while junior Jacky Mendes (Dayton, Maine) finished fifth with 3298 points. Early also placed sixth in the high jump with a leap of 5-03.75.
Junior Allison Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) finished sixth in the 60 meters in a time of 7.84.
The Wildcats' 4x800 meter team of juniors Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) and Meagan Boucher (Manchester, N.H.), freshman Caroline Hammond (Lexington, Mass.) and Letourneau placed fourth in an ECAC-qualifying time of 9:10.37.
The Wildcats return to action Feb. 24-25 for the New England Championships Boston University's Track & Tennis Center.