MEDFORD, Mass. - The University of New Hampshire women's indoor track team placed fifth out of 32 schools on Saturday at the New England Championships held at Tufts University on Friday and Saturday. The University of Connecticut placed first, followed by Northeastern, Wheaton, Boston College and UNH.
The Wildcats set a pair of school records in the event. The 4x400-meter team of Heidi Flanders (Richmond, N.H.), Amy Czesnowski (Woodbridge, Conn.), Leighann Carpenter (Princeton, Mass.) and Kristen Meisner (Nashua, N.H.) ran a time of 3-minutes, 53.85-seconds. That broke a mark set in 1998.
Shanna Mailloux (Bedford, N.H.) set a UNH mark in the pole vault, registering a vault of 11-feet, 4 1/2 inches.
Junior Katie Litwinowich (Holden, Mass.) placed first in the 800 with a time of 2:12.93. She was also a part of the 4x800 relay team that captured top honors along with Amy DeCamp (Londonderry, N.H.), Lesley Read (Dover, N.H.) and Kelly McCloskey (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.). They reigstered a time of 9:10.58.
The distance medley relay team of Read, Czesnowski, Flanders and DeCamp took third place, while Alicia Anderson (Orleans, Mass.) took fourth place in the pole vault. Caitlin Hayes (Keene, N.H.) took fourth place in the 3000.
The next event for the women's indoor track team is the ECAC Championships. That event will be held next weekend (March 1-2) at Northeastern University.