DES MOINES, IOWA- Running at the highly-competitive Drake Relays, the women's 4x800 meter relay squad of Katie Litwinowich (Holden, Mass.), Amy Czesnowski (Branford, Conn.), Leighann Carpenter (Princeton, Mass.) and Kristen Meisner (Nashua, N.H.) shattered the five-year old school record by more than eight seconds en route to their fifth place finish in the event. The foursome crossed the finish line in 8 minutes, 51.06 seconds, just behind fourth place Colorado State (8:49.13).
Throughout the season, the 4x800 relay has been one of the stronger events for the Wildcats, as they won the event at the New England Indoor Championships and then finished second the following week at the ECAC Indoor Championships.
The old record, set in 1998 by Melanie Morin, Kelly Feibel, Therese Gesel and Amy DeCamp, was 8:59.22.