New Hampshire women's track rallies past Maine, 100-96

ORONO, Maine - With the meet tied at 90-90, the University of New Hampshire women's indoor track team won the last two events to record a 100-96 victory against the University of Maine at the Gateway Track Club last weekend.

UNH went ahead 95-93 in the 4x400-meter relay as the quartet of Heidi Flanders (Richmond, N.H.), Jen McGowan, Alicia Anderson (Orleans, Mass.) and Leighann Carpenter (Princeton, Mass.) won the event with a time of 4 minutes, 12.14 seconds.

The Wildcats clinched the win over the Black Bears in the final event of the day when Leslie Read (Dover, N.H.), Liz Stokinger, Kelly McCloskey and Amy DeCamp (Londonderry, N.H.) captured the 4x800 relay with a clocking of 9:49.17.

In the field events, UNH took first place in the high jump and pole vault. Anderson bested the field in the high jump with a performance of 5-feet, 4 inches while Shanna Mailloux (Bedford, Mass.) won the pole vault by clearing a height of 10-0.

New Hampshire took the top two places in five track events. Amy Czesnowski (Woodbridge, Conn.) and Flanders finished 1-2 in the 400 with times of 1:01.10 and 1:01.13, respectively. In the 500, Kristen Meisner crossed the finish line first in 1:17.82 and was followed by Carpenter (1:20.8). Taryn Kenney (North Attleboro, Mass.) and Read swept the top two places in the 1,000 with times of 2:59.91 and 3:09.1. In the 1-mile run, DeCamp (5:02.18) and Stokinger (5:20.27) distanced themselves from the field. Caitlin Hayes (Keene, N.H.), Jenn Poirier and Regan Casey (Babylon, N.Y.) took the top three places in the 5,000.

Other first-place finishers were Katie Litwinowich (Holden, Mass.) in the 800 and Allison March in the 3000.

The UNH women's indoor track team returns to action Jan. 11 with a dual meet at the University of Rhode Island.

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