May 10, 2013

Women's Track & Field Tied for 10th After Day One of New England Championships

EASTON, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire women's track and field team ended the first day of competition at the New England Championships tied for 10th place on Friday. The event is being held at Stonehill College.

New Hamphshire recorded eight points in the first day. Chelsey Serrano (Raymond, N.H.) finished the 5,000 meter run in third place, crossing the finish line with a time of  17:13.09. Brianna Boden (Keene, N.H.) was close behind as she finished in eighth. She broke the plane with a time of 17:40.64. Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) set a new University of New Hampshire record in the 100 meter dash, crossing the finish line with a time of 12.12 seconds. The previous record of 12.19 seconds was co-held by Allison Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.), who tied the record in 2012, and Betsy Harris, who originally set the record back in 1979.

Amber Short (Keene, N.H.) took 10th place in the 10,000 meter run. She finished the event with a time of 39:19.39. Andrea Turteltaub (Mansfield, Mass.) took 10th place in the javelin throw. She hit a mark of 36.13 meters. Caroline Bonsaint (Hampton, N.H.) threw to a third-place finish in the shot put portion of the heptathlon. She threw the ball 10.60 meters.

For more information on the New England Championships, visit www.UNHWildcats.com.

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