UNH women's track breaks two school records

PRINCETON, N.J. - The University of New Hampshire women's track and field team ended the 2002 season in strong fashion last weekend as two school records fell at the ECAC Outdoor Championship, which was hosted by Princeton University at William Weaver Stadium.

Lesley Read (Dover, N.H.) continued her trend in the 3000-meter steeplechase by breaking her own UNH record for the third consecutive meet with a time of 10 minutes, 57.78 seconds (10th place).

Katie Litwinowich (Holden, Mass.) bested her own New Hampshire record in the 800m with a time of 2:10.56 and placed ninth in the race to miss qualifying for the final heat by .14-of-a-second. Litwinowich's time edged her previous mark of 2:10.59 that was established earlier this month at the Drake Relays.

Two Wildcat entries earned points at the meet. Alicia Anderson (Orleans, Mass.) finished tied for fifth place in the high jump at a height of 5-feet, 7-inches. The 4x800m relay team of Litwinowich, Taryn Kenney (N. Attleboro, Mass.), Leighann Carpenter (Princeton, Mass.) and Kristen Meisner (Nashua, N.H.) recorded the sixth fastest time (8:59.39).

Amy DeCamp (Londonderry, N.H.), who was recently bestowed the Jim Urquhart Award as UNH's most outstanding student-athlete for the 2001-02 academic year, ended her collegiate career with a pair of strong efforts in the 1500m. She qualified for the final heat with a time of 4:27.32 and placed ninth in the finals (4:32.26).

Also competing over the weekend was Caitlin Hayes (Keene, N.H.), who was 12th in the 10,000m with a time of 37:16.11.

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