WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD FINISHES FIFTH AT NEW ENGLANDS
RESULTS

BOSTON
– Sophomore Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) captured a New England championship in the pole vault to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team to a fifth-place finish at the 32-team New England Indoor Track and Field Championship, which was held at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center Feb. 29-March 1.
   
The Wildcats’ 46 points placed them behind the University of Connecticut (155), Northeastern University (80.50), the University of Rhode Island (63.50) and Boston University (63). The ‘Cats finished ahead of 27 other squads.
   
Ciambra won the vault by clearing a mark of 3.75 meters, which set a new school record. She set the old record of 3.60 meters twice this season; first at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games on Jan. 25 at the Reggie Lewis Center, and again Feb. 23 at the America East championships at the Track and Tennis Center. The 3.75 meters was an ECAC championship qualifying mark.
   
Senior Rebecca Haley (Dover, N.H.) had a good day in the 1,000 meters. After winning the preliminary round with a time of two minutes, 55.28 seconds, Haley finished second in the finals in an ECAC championship qualifying time of 2:51.08.
   
The Wildcats also fared well in team events, finishing third and fourth in the distance medley and the 4x800 meter relay, respectively. They finished the distance medley in an ECAC championship qualifying time of 11:49.43 and the 4x800 in an ECAC championship qualifying time of 9:21.28.
   
Senior Kiah Quarles (Derry, N.H.) placed fifth in the 55 meter hurdles semifinals in an ECAC championship qualifying time of 8.23 seconds. She then finished seventh in the finals in a time of 8.27 seconds.
   
Sophomore Ashley Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) finished sixth in the weight throw, setting a new school record with her ECAC championship qualifying toss of 16.55 meters. Lathrop broke her own record of 16.15 meters that she set Feb. 9 at the Valentine Invitational at the Track and Tennis Center.
   
Junior Sarah Hall (Nottingham, N.H.) also set a school record with her ECAC championship qualifying time of 7.21 seconds in the 55 meters. Hall broke her own record of 7.22 seconds that she set Feb. 23 at the America East championships.
   
Freshman Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) placed sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 11.63 meters.
   
Junior Kimberly Povec (Holland-Patent, N.Y.) was sixth in the 3,000 meters, finishing in a time of 10:02.15.
   
Freshman Kaitlin Kwiecien (Hampstead, N.H.) finished seventh in the 500 meters in 1:16.31.
   
Sophomore Kelly Thomas (Chichester, N.H.) was eighth in the pentathlon after compiling 2,962 points.
   
The Wildcats return to action at the ECAC Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on March 8-9.
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