UNH Women’s Track Takes Home Meet

DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s track meet swept three teams on Saturday, edging second-place Boston College by a mere point at the Paul Sweet Oval.

Lauren Knight (Centerville, Mass.) led the way for the Wildcats, finishing first in pentathlon with a school record of 3,286 points. The record, previously held by Therese Gesel, had stood for eight years.

Other ’Cats finishing first in their respective events were Megan Hepp (Milton, Vt.) in the 3000m run, Katie Litwinowich (Holden, Mass.) in the 1000m run, Leighann Carpenter (Princeton, Mass.) in the 500m run, Kristen Meisner (Nashua, N.H.) in the 200m dash and Melissa Murphy (Rockland, Mass.) in the 55m dash.

Murphy’s victory led a 1-2-3 UNH sweep in the 55m dash as Katrina Louvitakis (Ludlow, Mass.) finished second and Kristen Kowalski (Essex Junction, Vt.) third for the ’Cats. Meisner, Litwinowich, Kowalski and Carpenter were also victorious in the 4 x 400m relay.

Taking important second-place finishes were Erin Moore (Nashua, N.H.) in the shot put and Rebecca Eldridge (Porstmouth, N.H.) in the long jump.

UNH (198) and BC (197) were followed by Holy Cross (145) and Northeastern University (33).

The Wildcats return to action Friday, Jan. 30 at the Husky Invitational at Northeastern.

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