DURHAM, N.H. – Sophomore Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) broke the school record in the triple jump to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team to a 96-84 win versus the University of Maine on Saturday afternoon in the first meet at the newly renovated Paul Sweet Oval.
Quarles broke her own record that she set last year and also set a new facility record with her ECAC-qualifying leap of 39 feet, 5.25 inches. Freshmen Eliza Mackintosh (Hanover, N.H.) and Danica Goodheart (Meredith, N.H.) placed third and fourth, respectively with jumps of 36-4.0 and 35-9.5. Quarles was also second in the long jump with a leap of 17-3.25. Sophomore Meghan McGrath (Merrimack, N.H.) placed third with a jump of 16-7.75.
Senior Erica Desroches (Stratham, N.H.) set a new facility record in the shot put with an ECAC-qualifying throw of 40-11.5. Senior Sarah Crane (Londonderry, N.H.) and junior Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) finished third and fourth, respectively, with throws of 36-5.5 and 36-0.
Lathrop was victorious in the weight throw with an ECAC-qualifying toss of 53-10.25. Freshman Laura Stern (Shirley, Mass.) and Desroches were third and fourth, respectively, with tosses of 49-11.0 and 45-2.25.
Junior Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) won the pole vault, clearing a height of 12-5.5. Junior Victoria Goodheart (Meredith, N.H.) was second at 8-11.5.
Senior Sarah Hall (Nottingham, N.H.) finished first in the 200 meters in a time of 26.41 seconds. McGrath and freshman Courtney Prescott (Hollis, N.H.) placed second and third, respectively in 27.61 and 27.82 seconds. Hall was also second in the 55 meters in 7.38 seconds. McGrath was fourth in 7.58 seconds.
Sophomore Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.) won the 400 meters, finishing in one minute, 00.04 seconds. Freshman Alicia Salter (Somersworth, N.H.) and junior Amanda Hutchins (Plymouth, N.H.) placed second and third, respectively, in times of 1:02.59 and 1:03.22.
Sophomore Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) won the 1,000 meters with a time of 3:03.63. Fellow sophomore Jennifer Racine (Haverhill, Mass.) was fourth in 3:08.65.
Freshman Elizabeth Campbell (Colonia, N.J.) finished first in the 3,000 meters in a time of 10:22.31.
Sophomore Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) placed second in the mile in a time of 5:16.49.
In the 500 meters, sophomores Kaitlin Kwiecien (Hampstead, N.H.), Emily Nardone (Stoneham, Mass.) and Claire Ciabotti (Cornwall, N.Y.) placed second, third and fourth, respectively in times of 1:19.31, 1:22.37 and 1:22.75.
Sophomores Catherine Perella (Bedford, N.H.) and Lindsey Jeltes (Oakland, N.J.) finished second and third, respectively in the 800 meters in times of 2:22.76 and 2:24.14.
In the 55-meter hurdles, junior Tayla Ryan (Norwood, Mass.), Ciambra and Donohue placed second, third and fourth, respectively, in times of 8.68, 9.11 and 9.13 seconds.
In the high jump, freshmen Kimberley Allen (Townsend, Mass.) and Jacky Mendes (Dayton, Maine) and sophomore Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.) finished second, third and fourth, respectively, with leaps of 5-3.0, 5-1.0 and 4-11.0.
The Wildcats finished second in the 4x400 relay in 4:02.83 and the 4x800 relay in 9:55.85.
The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Jan. 17 when they host the College of the Holy Cross and Quinnipiac University in a tri-meet at the Paul Sweet Oval.