Hanover, N.H.-- The University of New Hampshire women's track and field team opened their outdoor season by finishing fourth in a five-team meet on Saturday. The meet which took place at Dartmouth College found the University of Vermont taking top honors with 68 points, while the Wildcats finished with 28 points.
UNH was led by Holly Prud'homme (Salem, N.H.) who finished third in the 100 and 200 meter races, finishing with a time of 12.56 seconds in the 100 and 26.17 in the 200. In the 400m the Wildcats finished second and third as Elizabeth Moore (Lyme, N.H.) finished in 1:01.58 and teammate Lesley Read (Dover, N.H.) finished just five hundredths of a second behind Moore (1:01.63). Amy Czesnowski (Woodbridge, Conn.) contributed a fourth place finish of her own in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:07.09.
IN the field events, UNH got solid contributions from a number of athletes. Paige Riff (Lancaster, N.H.) and Shanna Mailloux (Bedford, Mass.) finished third and fourth respectively in the pole vault. Riff checked in with a height if 10'00.25", Mailloux finished just a quarter of an inch behind her Wildcat teammate at 10'00.00". Lauren Knight (Centerville, Mass.) also had a good meet with a third place finish in the javelin and a fourth place showing in the shot put (12.35m). Christina Boyea (Ludlow, Mass.) also provided a fourth place finish for UNH in the long jump by leaping 5.09 meters.
The Wildcats next action is April 8 with meets at the University of Maine and the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C.