WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK TAKES THIRD AT STATE UNIVERSITY CENTERS INVITATIONAL

NEW YORK - The University of New Hampshire women's indoor track team placed third out of seven teams Sunday at the State University Centers Invitational held at the New York Armory Track and Field Center.

Northeastern took the meet with a score of 160.5, with Buffalo placing second (148). The Wildcats recorded 106 points, followed by Binghamton (78.5), Albany (76), Lafayette College (49.5) and Club Santurce of Puerto Rico (12.5).

Senior Alicia Anderson (Orleans, Mass.) set a school record in the high jump with a jump of 5-feet, seven inches. That broke the mark held by Jen Regan of 5-6 set in 1996. Anderson placed second in the meet behind Northeastern's Nicole Parker. Anderson's jump also qualified her for the ECAC championships to be held at Northeastern on March 1-2.

Three other competitors for UNH qualified for the ECAC's with their performances on Sunday. Taryn Kenney (N. Attleboro, Mass.) placed first in the 1000-meter run with a time of 2:55.77. Senior Amy DeCamp (Londonderry, N.H.) captured the 1-mile run with a time of 4:50.34, while junior Katie Litwinowich (Holden, Mass.) was first in the 800, coming in at 2:14.02.

Caitlin Hayes captured first in the 3000-meter run with a time of 10:22.98, finishing nearly 10 seconds ahead of her closest competitor.

Three UNH relay teams also captured top honors. The 4x400 team of Heidi Flanders (Richmond, N.H.), Amy Czesnowski (Woodbridge, Conn.), Kristen Meisner and Leighann Carpenter placed first with a time of 3:57.14. Suzanne Biron (Keene, N.H.), Lesley Read (Dover, N.H.), Elizabeth Stokinger, and Kelly McCloskey teamed up to capture the 4x800 with a 9:38.46, while Stokinger, Carpenter, Read and Biron captured the distance medley with a time of 12:24.25.

The women's indoor track team next competes Jan. 25 when they take part in the Husky Invitational at Northeastern. That meet is scheduled for 5 p.m.

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