AMHERST, MASS – The University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track and field team put together an impressive performance at the University of Massachusetts en route to scoring 207.50 points to capture first overall and head into next week’s America East Championships on a positive note.
UMass, the host school, earned second place points (109) and Harvard posted a third with 103.50 points out of the seven team meet.
The Wildcats garnered six first place victories on the day. Senior thrower Erin Moore (Nashua, N.H.) enjoyed another impressive day with two wins in the shot put and discus, respectively, along with a second place finish in the hammer. Sophomore Sarah Hall (Nottingham, N.H.) posted a victory in the 400-meters in a team-best 59.03. Wildcat Lauren Barbour (Tewksbury, Mass.) delivered a win the 400-meter hurdles (1:04.71), while teammate Rebecca Haley (Dover, N.H.) posted a second in the 800-meters (2:15.58).
UNH freshman Emily Osgood (Wellsboro, Pa.) recorded a first place effort in the 3000-meter steeplechase (11:46.35) to notch her first collegiate win and Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) won the javelin (123-7).
In addition to the first place wins, junior co-captain Kiah Quarles (Derry, N.H.) earned a second place in the 100-meter hurdles (14.79) along with a third place finish in the long jump (16-5.25).
The Wildcats return to the oval on Saturday (May 5) at UMBC in search of a conference championship. Check back to www.unhwildcats.com for a preview of the America East Championships on Tuesday.