UNH women's track and field dominates distance events at Wildcat Invitational II

DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire women's track and field team competed well at their second Wildcat Invitational this past Saturday, April 15 at the Reggie F. Atkins Track and Field Facility. The non-scoring meet included six other schools from the New England area.

The women dominated the distance events, taking first place in the 800 meter run, the 1500m run and the 5000m run, and second in the 3000m steeple chase by Rebecca Haley (Dover, N.H.), Catherine Parker (Westford, Mass.), Emily Mareb (Great Barrington, Mass.), and Heather Carmichael (Windsor, Vt.), respectively. In the 400m dash, Jamie Bemis (Bow, N.H.) finished second with a time of 59.75 seconds and junior Kim Usseglio (Watertown, Mass.) finished third. Freshman Sarah Hall (Nottingham, N.H.) took third in both the 100m dash and the 200m dash. The women took first in the 4x400m relay and second in the 4x100m relay, and sophomore Kiah Quarles (Derry, N.H.) also took second in the 100m hurdles.

Quarles also competed in the long jump, in which she took second place with a mark of 5.41m. Also taking second was Kathleen Hoppe (Hopkinton, Mass.) in the triple jump and Shelly Wu (Merrimack, N.H.) in the hammer throw. Senior Erin Moore (Nashua, N.H.) competed in several field events and finished second, fourth, and fourth in the shot put, discus throw and hammer throw, respectively.

The complete results from the Wildcat Invitational II can be found at http://www.lancertiming.com. The Wildcat women will compete next weekend on Saturday, Aprill 22 at Dartmouth College.

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