ORONO, ME. - The University of New Hampshire women's track and field team traveled to the University of Maine this past Saturday for its first outdoor meet of the 2006 season and the Wildcats came up short with 80 points while the Black Bears earned 108 to win the dual meet at the Beckett Family Track Complex.
Regardless of the team loss, individuals competed well including Kiah Quarles (Derry, N.H.), who finished first in the long jump with a mark of 17 feet, 8.75 inches and second in both the 100-meter hurdles (15.32 seconds) and the 200m dash (27.47). Also taking first place in her strongest event was Erin Moore (Nashua, N.H.), who threw 40-10.25 in the shot put while Erica DesRoches (Stratham, N.H.) finished second at 39-0.5. Moore also earned a third-place finish in the hammer throw behind Chia-Ling Wu (Merrimack, N.H.), who placed second with an effort of 161-10. Amanda Cmielewski (Englishtown, N.J.) finished fourth behind her teammates in the hammer throw, but won the javelin throw with a mark of 124-6.
Hillary Greene (Old Town, Maine) came home with a victory in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 12:3.86 and was followed by Elizabeth Morrissey (Mt. Kisco, N.Y.). Sarah Hall (Nottingham, N.H.) was also victorious in the 100m dash with a time of 13.22. Jamie Bemis (Bow, N.H.) added points for the Wildcats by finishing second in the 400m dash (1:00.24) and fourth in the 200m dash (27.68), while teammate Angella Paull (Atkinson, N.H.) came in third in the 400m dash (1:02.14). Both the 4x100m relay and the 4x400m relay teams came in second place.
The Wildcats hope to be victorious at home this weekend when they host the Wildcat Invitational on Saturday, April 8 starting at 12pm.