Dedham, Mass. -- On Saturday the University of New Hampshire women's track and field team took part in the Husky Invitational hosted by Northeastern University. The meet pitted the Wildcats against some of the best colleges and universities in New England, as well as some of the best track clubs in the northeast region.
UNH had many good performances in the meet, including Lauren Knight (Centerville, Mass.) who took home first place in the javelin with a throw of 37.00 meters, besting the second place finisher by over four meters. Knight's teammate Tricia Tessier finished fourth with a throw of 31.98m. In the hammer throw, Nicole Wilkinson (Durham, N.H.) finished third with her throw of 36.94m. In the long jump, Christina Boyea (Ludlow, Mass.) had a leap of 4.90m, giving her a second place finish. In the triple jump Andrea Mellen (Dedham, Mass.) thrilled the hometown folks with a second place finish (10.52m).
The Wildcats also competed strongly on the track, with solid efforts from Lauryn Hancock (Newton, Pa.) who finished second in the 10,000 meters with a time of 41:54.29 and Katie Litinowich (Holden, Mass.) whose time of 4:53.65 placed her fourth in the 1,500m. Emily Ferry's (Ellington, Conn.) time of 5:01.21 was good enough for seventh, three spots behind Litinowich in the 1,500m. In the 5,000m Mackenzie Sheridan (Kingston, Ont.) finished sixth with her time of 18:51.53.
UNH next hits the track on April 28-29 as they travel to Des Moines, Iowa to take part in the Drake Relays.