BOSTON - The University of New Hampshire women's indoor track team set two school records while competing at the ECAC Division I Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships held this past weekend at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. The 'Cats finished 29th out of 45 competing schools, with Seton Hall University taking top honors.
Junior Katie Litwinowich (Holden, Mass.) finished third in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2-minutes, 48.82-seconds. That mark shattered the school record of 2:55.51, which was set earlier this season by senior Amy DeCamp (Londonderry, N.H.) in a home meet February 9.
DeCamp teamed up with Kristen Meisner (Nashua, N.H.), Leighann Carpenter (Princeton, Mass.) and Lesley Read (Dover, N.H.) to set a school record in the 4x800. Their time of 9:02.64 eclipsed a UNH record of 9:09.75 that had stood for 17 years. Their school-record run occurred in the preliminary round. In the finals they finished sixth with a time of 9:04.62.
The Wildcats competed in two other events on the weekend. Shanna Mailloux (Bedford, N.H.) competed in the pole vault and registered a vault of 11-feet, 3.75-inches. The distance medley team of Kelly McCloskey (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.), Amy Czesnowski (Woodbridge, Conn.), Heidi Flanders (Richmond, N.H.) and Caitlin Hayes (Keene, N.H.) recorded a time of 12:26.28 to finish ninth.
Also notable was the performance by Alicia Anderson (Orleans, Mass.) in the high jump. She became the first Wildcat since 1996 to clear the qualifying height at the ECACs. She went on to clear a height of 5-feet, 7.75 inches to place 10th.