March 1, 2014

Women’s Track Finishes 14th at New England Championships

BOSTON, Mass. - The University of New Hampshire women's track and field team recorded 25 points on its way to 14th place at the New England Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday afternoon at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center.

The Wildcats, who entered the day with zero points, scored 25 team points, including one first place finish on Saturday.

The 4x800 relay team of Cassie Kruse (Hampshire, Ill.), Hannah Kimball (Atkinson, N.H.), Amanda Szymanski (Londonderry, N.H.), and Brittany Hunt (Lynnfield, Mass.) captured the New England Regional title, defeating 15 other teams with a time of 8:59.87 seconds.

Sophomore Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) followed with a third-place finish in the 60-meter dash for UNH. Perrodin claimed third with time of 7.63 seconds.

UNH also got a top-eight finish from junior Virginia Lavallee (Kingston, N.H.). Lavallee registered a sixth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles, posting a time of 8.96 seconds.

Junior Jessica Salley (Andover, Mass.) followed by taking third in the high jump event. The junior tied her own school-record when she cleared 5-feet and 7-inches to claim the third spot and six points for UNH.

The Wildcats will return to action on Saturday, March 8 when they compete at the ECAC Championships. For the latest news and information on UNH women's track and field, tune into www.unhwildcats.com.

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