UNH's Knight places second in Holy Cross Heptathlon

WORCESTER, Mass.—Lauren Knight (Centerville, Mass.), a senior on the University of New Hampshire women's track and field team, captured second place in the Crusades heptathlon at the Holy Cross Multi-Meet. Knight compiled 4539 points to place behind only Kasey Hill of Boston College (4683 points).

Knight, who broke the school record in the shot put earlier in this outdoor track season, amassed 2891 points to lead the field of 17 heptathletes through four events on Wednesday. She earned 761 points by recording the day's best throw in the shot put with a distance of 44-feet, 3.5-inches. Knight cleared 4-11.75 in the high jump, which was the fourth-best effort, and had the sixth-fastest time in the 200-meter dash in 27.25 seconds. Her highest point total of 795 came in the 100m high hurdles, in which she placed fifth (15.36).

Knight remained in first place following Thursday's long jump, as her distance of 16-3.75 earned 551 points. She slipped to second place at the completion of the sixth event, in which Knight recorded a throw of 113-9 in the javelin. She was clocked in 2:43.68 in the 800m to hold on to second place.

Knight and the rest of the UNH women’s track team are next in action April 17 (12 p.m.) when they host Dartmouth College and Quinnipiac University at the Reggie F. Atkins Track and Field Facility.

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