Durham, N.H.-- In their final home meet of the season the University of New Hampshire women's track and field team took to the track against Boston College and the University of Vermont and came out second. The Catamounts won the meet with 147 points then the Wildcats were next with 121 points and the Eagles finished third with 83 points.
The Wildcats took first place honors in four events on the afternoon. Riff Paige (Lancaster, N.H.) and Shanna Mailloux (Bedford, Mass.) shared the top spot in the pole vault, both vaulting ten feet even. Emily Ferry (Elington, Conn.) won the 1,900 motors in a time of 4:55.38, while teammate Jamie Falcon (Shelburne Falls, Mass.) finished first in the 1,000 meters in 2:59.72. The other event won by the Wildcats was a team effort as they placed first in the 4x400 meter relay (4:03.60).
UNH also received solid contributions from Nicole Wilkinson (Durham, N.H.), who finished third in the weight throw with a distance of 48'0l.00". The 'Cats accumulated a number of second place finishes in the meet. Alicia Anderson (Orleans, Mass.) took second in the high jump (5'02.00"), Lauren Knight (Centerville, Mass.) finished second in the long jump (17' 01.00"). Amie McDonnell (Lebanon, N.H.) placed second in the 55 meters with a time of 7.45. In the 400 motors UNH's Amy Czesnowski (Woodbridge, Conn.) was second across the line in 59.42. Elizabeth Moore (Lyme, N.H.) and Valerie Williams (Marimack, N.H.) grabbed second place points in the 500 motors (1:20.96) and 200 meters (26.68).
UNH next sees action at the America East Championships on Feb. 19 at Boston University.