HANOVER-- The University of New Hampshire women's track and field team finished third in the 2000 New England Challenge Cup at Dartmouth College on Saturday.
The Wildcats were energized by junior Amy DeCamp's (Londonderry, NH) school record in the 1000 meter. DeCamp's time of 2:55.84 bettered former UNH standout Therese Gesel's ('98) record of 2:56.97 and placed her second in the event.
The athletic Wildcat newcomer, Lauren Knight (Centerville, MA), scored in three events. She placed fourth in the 55 meter high hurdles, seventh in the triple jump, and fifth in the shot put. In the fall, Knight plays for the UNH Women's Volleyball team.
Alicia Anderson (Orleans, MA) dominated the field in the high jump, soaring 5'4.25' to place first. Lynda Joudrey (Reading, MA) placed fourth in the event with a Jump of 5'00.25".
The combination of Valerie WiIliams (Merrimack, NH), Amie McDonnell (Lebanon. NH), and Holly Prudhomme (Salem, MA), gave UNH a solid showing in the sprints. McDonnell finished fifth in the 55 meter dash, while Williams finished seventh in the 55 meter and second in the 200 meter dash with her time of 26.22. Prudhomme placed sixth in the 200 meter, then came back in the long jump with a leap of 1 6'01.00", good for fourth place.
In the 500 meter, freshman Katie Litwinowich (Holden, MA) continued to impress, finishing a close second with her time of 1:18.12. Heidi Flanders (Richmond, NH), usually a 200 specialist, finished seventh in the 500 meter with her time of 1:22.59.
In the mile run, Emily Ferry (Ellirigton, CT) ran a solid 5:13.80 to finish in fourth place. Another UNH distance notable, senior Jaime Falcon (Shelburne Falls, MA) finished third in the 800 meter with her time of 2:21.45.
Women's track is next in action on Friday, January 28, when they will compete in the Husky Invite at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, MA.