Women’s Track & Field Second after Day One of AE Championship

BOSTON – Senior Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.) recorded a second-place finish in the 5,000 meters to lead the University of New Hampshire women's indoor track & field team to a second-place finish after the first day of the America East Championships at Boston University's Track & Tennis Center on Friday.

With the 47 points, the Wildcats trail Boston University (58), but lead Albany (30), Binghamton (27), Vermont (23), UMBC (22), Maine (13), Stony Brook (10) and Hartford (4).

The Wildcats had three runners score points in the 5,000 meters, led by Fitzpatrick, who placed second overall in an ECAC-qualifying time of 16:38.80. Junior Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) finished third and also qualified for ECACs in the event with a time of 16:40.87, while freshman Marina Slavin (Durham, N.H.) took sixth at 17:49.68.

Senior Melody Pothier (Lisbon, Conn.) and junior Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.) placed third and fourth, respectively, in the weight throw with ECAC-qualifying tosses of 53-06.25 and 52-07.25.

Junior Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) turned in a fourth-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 17-10.75.

Senior Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.) earned a fourth-place finish in the pentathlon as she racked up a total of 3364 points.

Junior Allison Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) placed eighth in the 60 meter preliminaries and qualified for Saturday's final with a time of 7.90. 

The Wildcats' distance medley team of junior Meagan Boucher (Manchester, N.H.) and freshmen Morgan Costa (Standish, Maine), Caroline Hammond (Lexington, Mass.) and Chelsey Serrano (Raymond, N.H.) finished fourth in a time of 12:08.69.

The Wildcats return to action Saturday at the final day of the America East Championships at the Track & Tennis Center.

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