DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Tayla Ryan (Norwood, Mass.) recorded a pair of victories to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track & field team at the Wildcat Invitational II at the Reggie F. Atkins Track on Saturday afternoon.
Bowdoin College was the other collegiate team to compete in the non-scoring meet.
Ryan scored a win in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.12 seconds, while junior Chelsea Weis (Enfield, Conn.) finished third at 18.63 seconds. Ryan also won the 400-meter hurdles with a mark of one minute, 8.21 seconds. Sophomore Meghan McGrath (Merrimack, N.H.) and Weis placed second and fourth, respectively, with times of 1:09.54 and 1:21.07.
McGrath finished first in an event of her own, winning the long jump with a leap of 5.17 meters. Junior Christina Davis (Beverly, Mass.) was third at 4.83 meters.
Sophomore Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) led four Wildcats in the triple jump with a first-place leap of 11.79 meters. Sophomore Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.), junior Amanda Hutchins (Plymouth, N.H.) and sophomore Jasmin Washington (Waltham, Mass.) finished second, third and fourth, respectively, with marks of 11.33, 10.66 and 10.61 meters.
Donohue won an event on the track, placing first in the 200 meters in 26.68 seconds. Sophomore Chelsea Canavan (Stoneham, Mass.) was second in 27.02 seconds. Canavan also won an event, however, taking the 100 meters in 13.06 seconds, while freshman Elizabeth Adejuyigbe (Penacook, N.H.) was right behind in second place at 13.48 seconds.
Back in the field, senior Erica Desroches (Stratham, N.H.) submitted a first-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 11.78 meters. Desroches also finished second to teammate Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) in the hammer throw with a toss of 45.33 meters. Lathrop, a junior, used a mark of 50.88 meters to win the event and break the school record that was previously set by Erin Moore in 2007.
Lathrop and senior Sarah Crane (Londonderry, N.H.) finished second and fourth, respectively, in the discus with throws of 37.24 and 34.79 meters.
Freshman Kimberley Allen (Townsend, Mass.) finished first in the high jump with a leap of 1.53 meters, while classmate Meghann Ronan was second in the pole vault with a mark of 2.30 meters.
Another freshman, Laura Stern (Shirley, Mass.) took home first place in the javelin with a throw of 41.00 meters. Sophomore Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.) and junior Kelly Thomas (Chicester, N.H.) finished third and fourth, respectively, with marks of 31.30 and 30.18 meters.
Back on the track, senior Sarah Hall (Nottingham, N.H.) recorded a win in the 400 meters in 58.15 seconds. Sophomores Catherine Perella (Bedford, N.H.) and Claire Ciabotti (Cornwall, N.Y.) finished third and fourth, respectively, with times of 1:01.52 and 1:02.20.
Sophomore Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) placed first in the 1500 meters in 4:44.01. Senior Carolyn Durfee (Laconia, N.H.) was third in a time of 4:52.79.
Freshman Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) was victorious in the 5000 meters in a time of 18:20.33, while junior Amanda Rusilas (Charlton, N.Y.) was first in the 3000-meter steeplechase in 11:58.23.
The Wildcats’ 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams both finished first with respective times of 49.95 seconds and 4:07.02.
In the 800 meters, junior Tracy Howell (Grafton, Mass.) and sophomore Brittany Verville placed third and fourth, respectively, with times of 2:20.60 and 2:20.86.
The Wildcats return to action April 14-15 for the Holy Cross Decathlon at the Hart Track.