Orono, Maine -- The University of New Hampshire women's track and field team collected 88 points in a meet against the University of Maine this weekend, unfortunately the Black Bears accumulated 112 points to win the meet.
The Wildcats did win five events, including sweeps of the top three places in the 5,000 meters and the pole vault. In the 5000 meters, Lauryn Hancock (Newton, PA) took home first place with a time of 20 minutes 15 seconds. Her teammate Regan Casey (Babylon, N.Y.) finished second in 20:25.00, while Jen Conant completed the sweep with a time of 22:05.00. In the pole vault Shanna Mailloux (Bedford, Mass.), Krysta Kenyon (Plainfield, N.H.) and Holly Spotts took home the top three places with respective heights of 20'00.00", 9'06.00"and 8'06.00". In the 3000 meters Emily Ferry (Ellington, Conn.) took home first place in 10:35.83. Holly Prud'homme's (Salem, N.H.) time of 26.16 gave her a first place finish in the 200 meters, and Andrea Mellon (Dedham, Mass.) finished off UNH's first place finishes, with a 35'01.25" jump in the triple jump.
There were many other Wildcats who had solid contributions including Amie McDonnell (Lebanon, N.H.) who finished third in the 100 meters with a time of 13.27, just behind her teammate Prud'homme who finished in 13.12, good enough for second. In the 1,500m Suzanne Biron (Keene, N.H.) (4:54.30) and Erin Fitzpatrick (Nashua, N.H.) (4:55.37) finished second and third respectively. Christina Boyea (Ludlow, Mass.) finished second in the long jump with a leap of 16' 04.25", just one half inch ahead of Lauren Knight (Centerville, Mass.) (16'03.75") who finished in third.
UNH next hits the track on April 22 when they travel to Northeastern University for the Husky Invitational.