BOSTON – Senior Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.), junior Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) and freshman Cassie Kruse (Hampshire, Ill.) each posted runner-up finishes as the University of New Hampshire women's indoor track & field team opened the season at the Jay Carisella Invitational Saturday at Boston University's Track & Tennis Center.
UNH placed two runners in the top-three in the mile, led by Beattie with a runner-up finish in a time of 4:55.32. Seniors Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) and Meagan Boucher (Manchester, N.H.) placed third and sixth, respectively, at 4:57.52 and 5:09.66.
Kruse kicked off her rookie campaign with a runner-up finish in the 1,000 meters as she crossed the finish line in a time of 2:59.71. Junior Julia Credendino (Islip, N.Y.) and sophomore Brittany Hunt (Lynnfield, Mass.) took seventh and eighth, respectively, at 3:05.54 and 3:07.68.
In the field, Read placed second in the weight throw with a toss of 50-09.50, while Keyla Salazar (Nashua, N.H.) was fourth at 48-09.00.
Sophomore Abby Huntress (Saco, Maine) added a sixth-place finish in the shot put with a toss of 38-08.25, while senior Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) and junior Caroline Bonsaint (Hampton, N.H.) were sixth and seventh in the long jump with leaps of 16-11.50 and 16-03.75.
Back on the track, sophomore Virginia Lavallee (Kingston, N.H.) placed third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.27.
The Wildcats return to action on Friday, Dec. 7 when they host Maine in a heptathlon at 5 p.m. UNH then takes on Maine in dual-meet action on Saturday, Dec. 8 at noon.