– Sophomore Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) led four top-10 finishers by setting a new school record for the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team, as it wrapped up its season at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships on March 8 and 9 at the Reggie Lewis Center.
Ciambra placed fifth in the pole vault, setting a new school record by clearing a height of 3.85 meters. Ciambra wraps up what Head Coach Robert Hoppler called “the greatest season ever by a UNH pole vaulter,” by recording a school-record leap for the sixth time this season. Ciambra, who won conference and New England titles in the pole vault this season, set a new school record Jan. 13 at the Dartmouth Relays, eclipsed the mark Jan. 25 at the Boston Indoor Games, tied the mark Feb. 14 at the URI Mega Meet and again Feb. 25 at the America East Championships and then broke the mark March 3 at the New England Championships before raising the bar again at the ECACs.

Senior Rebecca Haley (Dover, N.H.) placed ninth in the 1,000 meters, finishing in a time of two minutes, 56.75 seconds. She was sixth in the preliminaries in a time of 2:52.48.

Freshman Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) submitted a ninth-place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 11.89 meters.

Sophomore Ashley Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) was 10th in the weight throw with a toss of 16.24 meters.

Junior Kim Povec (Holland-Patent, N.Y.) finished 12th in the 5,000 meters, finishing in a time of 17:29.53.

Senior Kiah Quarles (Derry, N.H) and sophomore Sarah Hall (Nottingham, N.H.) also competed. Quarles was 22nd in the preliminaries of the 60 meter hurdles in a time of 8.99 seconds, while Hall was 24th in the preliminaries of the 60 meters in a time of 7.84 seconds.
The NCAA Championships begin March 12 in Fayetteville, Ark. The outdoor season for UNH will begin Saturday, March 29 when it takes on the University of Maine at the Beckett Track and Field Complex in Orono.
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