– The University of New Hampshire women's indoor track and field team used first-place finishes from freshman Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) and sophomore Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.), and a new school record by freshman Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.), as part of a solid showing at the season-opening Husky Winter Carnival on Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center.

Letourneau placed first in the 500 meter dash, finishing in one minute, 18.81 seconds. Freshman Kaitlin Kwiecien (1:20.00) and sophomore Tracy Howell (Grafton, Mass.) (1:20.42) finished fourth and sixth in the event, respectively.

Lathrop was the winner of the 20-pound weight throw with a distance of 47 feet, 11 ¼ inches. Juniors Danielle Blais (Holliston, Mass.) and Amy Malsbenden finished fourth and eighth for the Wildcats, racking up distances of 44-6 and 43- ½, respectively.

Quarles, meanwhile, set a new school record in the triple jump when she placed fourth with a jump of 36-8 ½. Quarles broke the old mark of 36-8, set by Kathleen Hoppe in 2005. Quarles also placed third in the long jump with a distance of 18- ¼. Freshman Kaitlyn Dugan was eighth with a jump of 17-4. Dugan also finished fourth in the high jump with a leap of 5-4.

Camille’s sister, senior Kiah Quarles (Derry, N.H.), placed sixth in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 8.58.

Junior Sarah Hall (Nottingham, N.H.) submitted a good effort on the day, finishing fourth in the 55 meter dash (7.45) and placing eighth in the 200 meter dash (26.42).

In the mile run, senior Rebecca Haley (Dover, N.H.) placed second (5:07.31), while sophomore Tricia Rozeboom (South Haven, Mich.) was ninth (5:19.51).

The Wildcats placed a trio of runners in the top 10 of the 400 meter dash. Freshmen Chelsey Canavan (59.91), Megan Donohue (59.92) and Emily Nardone (1:01.93) finished fourth, fifth and eighth, respectively.

The ‘Cats did the same in the 800 meter run, with junior Kara Fisher (New Milford, Conn.) finishing fifth in 2:22.58, and freshmen Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.) and Lindsey Jeltes (Oakland, N.J.) placing seventh and ninth, respectively. Fitzpatrick finished in 2:23.27, while Jeltes submitted a time of 2:24.34.

Sophomore Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) placed seventh in the pole vault with a leap of 10-11 ¾.

The Wildcats return to action Friday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Rhody Pentathlon.

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