ORONO, Maine -- The University of New Hampshire women's outdoor track and field team captured its first win of the year in a 106-87 victory over the University of Maine in a dual meet Saturday at Maine.
Overall, the Wildcats had nine first-place performances. One of those first-place performances was from Lauren Knight (Centerville, Mass.), who broke her own school record in the shot put with a throw of 42 feet, 2.75 inches. That distance surpassed her previous mark of 41.05 set March 27 at the Raleigh Relays.
Lauren Tebbetts (Waterville, Maine) won the pole vault by clearing a height of 11-00.00. Rebecca Eldridge (Portsmouth, N.H.) placed second in both the long jump (4.87 meters) and the triple jump with a distance of 9.96m.
Jessica Descartes (Randolph, Mass.) won the hammer throw (41.66) and placed second in the discus (37.35). Melissa Murphy (Rockland, Mass.) raced to a first-place finish in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.15 seconds. She was followed by teammates Tebbetts (13.32) and Katrina Louvitakis (Ludlow, Mass.). Kristen Meisner (Nashua, N.H.) won the 200m dash (26.97) followed by Murphy (27.56) and Louvitakis (27.82).
UNH's Sarah Patsos (Meriden, Conn.) led three Wildcats winning the 5000m run with a time of 18 minutes 45.98 seconds. Lisa Winn (Rye, N.H.) placed second (18:54.94) and Allison March (Londonderry, N.H.) third (18:55.01). Amy Czesnowski (Branford, Conn.) captured first place in the 400m hurdles (1:04.81).
The Wildcats also swept the relays capturing first place in both the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays.
The women's track team is next in action on Saturday, April 10 as it hosts the Wildcat Invitational. The meet is set for a 12 p.m. start.