Durham, N.H. - Kiah Quarles (Derry, NH) won the 200m and long jump to lead the University of New Hampshire women's indoor track team to a second place finish with a score of 134 in a four team meet at Sweet Oval. The host Wildcats beat Holy Cross (74) and Northeastern (7), but fell to Boston College (151).
Quarles won the 200m with a time of 27.81 seconds. Her long jump score of 5.18m proved to be the winner. In both events, Quarles won out teammates for victories. Katie Louvitakis (Ludlow, MA) finished second in the 200m. Colleen Lally (Winthrop, MA) took second in the long jump with a distance of 4.92m.
The triple jump also saw a Wildcat victor with Kimberly Usseglio (Watertown, MA) winning with a jump of 9.92m.
The Indoor Pentathlon event was all UNH. Four of the top six finishers were Wildcats. Chloe Harry (Tyler, TX) winning the event with a score of 2862. Katie Hoppe (Hopkinton, NH), Rebecca Eldridge (Portsmouth, NH), and Amy Roccio (Beverly, MA) finishing second through fourth, respectively.
Jessica Descartes (Randolph, MA) won the weight throw with a distance of 14.07m, narrowly beating teammate Amanda Cmielewski (Englishtown, NJ) who threw for 14.03m.
Brielle Thomas (Salem, NH) finished in second place in the 400m. Other Wildcats with second place finishes included Kelly McClosky (Hopewell Junct, NY) in the 500m, Chelsea Corr (East Greenbush, NY) in the 1000m, Megan Hepp (Milton, VT) in the 3000m, and Melissa Murphy (Rockland, MA) who took second place with a time of 7.58 in the 55m after placing second in the preliminaries where she bettered her time by .10 seconds.
Four other Wildcats took home third place finishes. Jennifer Busse (Hollis, NH) finished third in the 3000m. Amanda Schweizer (Merrimack, NH) placed third in the 400m. Michelle Zitta (East Swanzey, NH) was third in the 800m. Catherine Parker (Westford, MA) also took a third place finish in the 1500m.
The women's indoor track team will be back in action next weekend when they travel to the University of Maine to take on the Black Bears and Central Connecticut.