Dedham, Mass.--- The University of New Hampshire women's track and field team earned 95 points at the America East Championships held at Solomon Track on Saturday. The University of Vermont ran away with the championship amassing 226.5 points.
The 'Cats posted a myriad of top five finishes, led by Lauren Knight (Centerville, Mass.) who finished second in the with a throw of 120 feet nine inches, just ahead of teammate Tricia Tessier's (Manchester, N.H.) third place effort of 118' 04.00". Knight also went on to finish fifth in the shot put with a throw of 39'04.50". The Wildcats also finished back-to-back in the pole vault, with Holly Spotts (Wilmot Flat, N.H.) and Shanna Mailloux (Bedford, Mass.) finishing in a tie for third with their height of 9'10.00". UNH had a trifecta of fourth place finishes from Alicia Anderson (Orleans, Mass.) in the hugh jump with a 5'02.00" effort, Katie Litinowich (Holden, Mass.) in the 800 meters (2:14.30) and Amy DeCamp's (Londonderry, N.H.) time of 4:37.78 in the 1,500m finished off the threesome of fourth place finishes.
Other top finishers for the Wildcats included Amy Czesnowski (Woodbridge, Conn.) who finished fifth in the 400m in 58.53. In the 400m hurdles Elizabeth Moore's (Lyme,N.H.) 1:05.61 time gave her a fifth place finish. While Nicole Wilkinson (Durham, N.H.) in the hammer throw (146'05.00") and Andrea Mellon (Dedham, Mass.) in the triple jump (36'04.25") also garnered fifth place points. Mellen's triple jump broke a school record. The old record was set by Heidi Follett (35'10.5") in 1989.
The next action for the Wildcats is the New England Championships hosted by Northeastern University on May 12-13.