ORONO, Maine - The University of New Hampshire women's track team placed second in a three-team meet held at the University of Maine on Saturday. Garnering 125 points, the Wildcats placed second behind the host Black Bears (134.5), with Central Connecticut (106.5) finishing third.
New Hampshire swept the top three spots in the pole vault and the top two positions in both the 400-meter and 3000-meter events. Shanna Mailloux (Bedford, N.H.) captured top pole vault honors with a jump of 10-feet, six inches. She was followed by April Frame and Caley Valliere. In the 400, Kristen Meisner registered a time of 59.34 seconds to place first. Teammate Heidi Flanders (Richmond, N.H.) was second just 98-hundreths of a second behind her teammate.
Flanders and Meisner teamed up with Katie Louvitakis and Leighann Carpenter (Princeton, Mass.) to capture the 4x440 relay in a time of 4-minutes, 3.65 seconds. Carpenter also placed first in the 500, coming in at 1:17.91.
In the 3000, Caitlin Hayes (Keene, N.H.) and Allison March finished 1-2 with Hayes recording a time of 10:13.49.
Other Wildcat winners included Lesley Read (Dover, N.H.) who set a pace in the 1-mile run of 5:14.91, Kelly McCloskey, who ran the 800 in 2:21.40, Elizabeth Stokinger in the 1000 (3:04.48) and Alicia Anderson (Orleans, Mass.) who had a high jump of 5-4. Read, Stokinger, McCloskey and Suzanne Biron (Keene, N.H..) also teamed up to capture the 4x880 in a time of 9:51.88.
The UNH women's track team returns to action Feb. 9, hosting a home meet against Boston College and Vermont. The meet is slated to start at noon.