DURHAM, N.H. - Kristen Meisner (Nashua, N.H.) broke the Sweet Oval record in the 500-meter run to claim the facility's record and lead the University of New Hampshire women's indoor track team to a victory over the University of Vermont, 100-73. Her time of 1:16.72 beat Melanie Morin's old record of 1:17.11 set in 1998.
Kiah Quarles (Derry, N.H) won two events for the Wildcats. She won the long jump with a leap of 5.18 meters and took the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.58. In both events, Quarles finished just ahead of Wildcat teammates. Amanda Downs (Laconia, N.H.) took second place in the long jump event, while Kaitlin Norberg (Medfield, Mass.) placed second in the 55-meter hurdles.
Katie Hoppe (Hopkinton, N.H.) won the triple jump event and placed second in the high jump in helping UNH to victory. Winning that high jump event was Amy Roccio (Beverly, Mass.) who jumped for 1.60 meters and the event win. Roccio finished behind Hoppe in the triple jump event for second place.
Nicole Whalen (Warwick, N.Y.) won the 800-meter event in 2:19.22 with Catherine Parker (Westford, Mass.) nipping at her heels for a third place finish with a time of 2:19.48.
Jessica Descartes (Randolph, Mass.) continued her strong season by winning the weight throw with a toss of 15.25 meters. Chia-Ling Wu (Merrimack, N.H.) came in right behind her with a throw of 14.19 meters, good for second place.
Megan Hepp (Mitlon, Vt.) and Jennifer Busse (Hollis, N.H.) placed first and second respectively in the 1500-meter run. Hepp finished with a time of 4:46.62 while Busse crossed the finish line in 4:55.46. The 3000-meter event also saw Wildcats finish one and two. Heather Carmichael (Windsor, Vt.) and Mary Garrity (Manchester, N.H.) finished right behind each other with Carmichael edging out her teammate with a time of 10:25.85.
Next up for the Wildcats are the America East championships hosted by Boston University next weekend February 19-20.