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CAMBRIDGE, MASS— Student-athletes at the University of New Hampshire continue to excel in the classroom and as a result the Wildcats finished second in the running for the 2007-08 America East Academic Cup with an impressive cumulative grade point average of 3.12.  UNH has won the Academic Cup twice, in 1998-99 and 1999-2000.
    The University of Vermont narrowly edged out UNH to take home the hardware with a 3.14 GPA.
    The University of Maine (3.10), Stony Brook University (3.06) and Binghamton University (3.04) were the other institutions in America East to compile grade point averages of 3.00 or better in 2007-08.


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TALLAHASSEE
, Fla.
– Sophomore Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.), of the University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track and field team, kept her season rolling with a top-five performance at the NCAA East Regional at Florida State University’s Mike Long Track on May 30-31.




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PRINCETON, N.J.
– Freshman Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.), senior Bobby Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.) and sophomore Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) each posted top-ten performances for the University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track and field team at the ICAAAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Princeton University’s Weaver Stadium on May 16-18.
      With nine points, the Wildcats finished 30th out of 51 teams, while Liberty University won the meet with 62 points.


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DURHAM, N.H. – The 4x400-meter relay team placed third and junior Matt Begley (Brookeville, Md.) submitted a fifth-place finish to help lead the University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track and field team to an 11th-place finish at the 38-team New England Outdoor Track and Field Championship that was held at Reggie F. Atkins Track on the campus of UNH on May 8-10.
     The Wildcats tallied 22 points at the meet, which was won by the University of Rhode Island.




MEN'S RESULTS | WOMEN'S RESULTS | SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

DURHAM, N.H. – The first day of the New England Outdoor Track and Field Championship came to a close Friday at the Reggie F. Atkins Track, with the University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams both producing solid showings.




AMERICA EAST RELEASE

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Five student athletes from the University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams have been named to the America East All-Academic teams the conference announced Thursday.


GET MEET RESULTS HERE

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams will host the New England Outdoor Track and Field Championship at Reggie F. Atkins Track on May 8-10. The following is the schedule of events:


STANDINGS

WESTLAKE, Ohio
– The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics recently announced that the University of New Hampshire ranks 81st out of 365 Division I schools in the NACDA Directors’ Cup standings at the end of the winter sport season.
     The Wildcats have amassed 162 points, including the 25 points they tallied during the fall season. The ski team, which stands 11th overall, provided 57 points, while the third-ranked women’s hockey team supplied 55 points and the ninth-ranked men’s hockey team kicked in another 25.


RESULTS | DECATHLON RESULTS

ORONO, Maine
– Seniors Jordan Horwitz (Evanston, Ill.) and Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.), and freshmen Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) and Mike Simon (Bethel, Conn.) all won individual conference championships to lead a total team effort as the University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track and field team placed second at the America East championships at the Beckett Track and Field Complex on May 3-4.
     With 162 points, the Wildcats finished behind the University at Albany (196), but ahead of Binghamton University (119), Boston University (115.50), the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (93.50), the University of Maine (64), Stony Brook University (55), the University of Vermont (39) and the University of Hartford (13).


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Tuesday that freshman Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.), of the University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track and field team, was named America East Men’s Field Performer of the Week for the week ending April 28.
     Paey won the shot put with a throw of 17.56 meters April 22 at a five-team meet at the College of the Holy Cross, breaking the 21-year-old school record set by Ed McCabe in 1987 – three years before Paey was even born. Paey was also victorious in the shot put with a throw of 15.89 meters April 26 at the Wildcat Invitational III.


DURHAM, N.H. – When Ed McCabe threw the shot put 56 feet, 10 inches in the spring of 1987 to set the University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track and field team’s school record, current freshman Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) was not even alive yet. And he would not be for nearly three more years. That did not stop him breaking the record, however.


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DES MOINES, Iowa
– Senior Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.) ran to a first-place finish to highlight the weekend for the University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track and field team at the prestigious 99th Annual Drake Relays at Drake Stadium on April 24-26.
     Edgerton, who has garnered the last two America East Men’s Track Performer of the Week awards, finished first in the 1,500-meters in a time of three minutes, 49.79 seconds, beating out the runner-up by 12-hundreths of a second.


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DURHAM, N.H.
– Freshman Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) won an event to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track and field team at the Wildcat Invitational III at Reggie F. Atkins Track on April 26.
     Paey was victorious in the shot put with a throw of 15.89 meters. Sophomore Joe Berchtold (Londonderry, N.H.) placed sixth at 13.55 meters.


DURHAM, N.H.—The University of New Hampshire athletic department continues to excel nationally in both athletics and academics. UNH student-athletes were acknowledged this week as eight teams were honored publicly by the NCAA for their high academic achievement.

The awards are based on the NCAA’s latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores that were released on Thursday. These teams posted multiyear APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads nationally in their respective sports. The public recognition awards are part of the broad Division I academic reform effort.


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WORCESTER, Mass.
– Junior Matthew O’Connor (Rhinebeck, N.Y.), sophomore Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska), freshmen Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) and Alex Macleod (East Longmeadow, Mass.) and the 4x400-meter relay team all won an event to power the University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track and field team to a second-place finish in a five-team meet at the College of the Holy Cross’ Hart Recreation Center on April 22.
     With 141 points, the Wildcats finished behind the University of Rhode Island (245), but ahead of Holy Cross (120), Worcester State College (36) and Quinnipiac University (33).


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Wednesday that senior Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.), of the University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track and field team, has been named America East Men’s Track Performer of the Week for the week ending April 21. This marks the second straight week Edgerton has won the award after taking home the honor April 14.
     Edgerton completed at the Dartmouth College Outdoor Meet on April 19, where he won the 800-meters and set a school record by finishing in an NCAA East Regional-qualifying time of one minute, 49.41 seconds, which was nearly two seconds faster than the runner-up. The NCAA East Regional will take place May 30-31 at Florida State University.


DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track and field team announced Tuesday that the following athletes will be competing in the following events at the 99th Annual Drake Relays on April 24-26:


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HANOVER, N.H. – Senior Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.), junior Matthew O’Connor (Rhinebeck, N.Y.), senior Matthew Begley (Brookeville, Md.) and freshman Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) all posted first-place finishes to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track and field team to a second-place finish at the Dartmouth College outdoor meet April 17 at Memorial Track.
     The Wildcats finished with 61 points, trailing Dartmouth (120), but leading the University of Vermont (19) and Middlebury College (7).


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WORCESTER, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams competed in the decathlon and the heptathlon, respectively, at the College of the Holy Cross on April 17.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Tuesday that senior Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.), of the University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track and field team, has been named America East Men’s Track Performer of the Week for the week ending April 14.
      Edgerton won the 1,500-meters at the Wildcat Invitational II on April 12. He broke the school record and qualified for the NCAA East Regional, which will take place May 30-31 at Florida State University, by finishing in three minutes, 46.62 seconds.


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DURHAM
, N.H.
– The University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track and field team won six events Saturday at the Wildcat Invitational II at Reggie F. Atkins Track.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Tuesday that junior Pat Casey (South Yarmouth, Mass.), of the University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track and field team, has been named America East Men’s Field Performer of the Week for the week ending April 7.
     Casey placed first in the high jump with a leap of 2.04 meters April 5 at the Wildcat Invitational I.


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DURHAM
, N.H. – Juniors Matt O’Connor (Rhinebeck, N.Y.), Patrick Casey (So. Yarmouth, Mass.) and David Dreyer (LeRoy, N.Y.), as well as the 4x100-meter relay team, all won events to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track & field team at Saturday’s Wildcat Invitational I at Reggie F. Atkins Track.




DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s outdoor track & field teams will be hosting a series of three meets at the Reggie F. Atkins starting April 5.
     The Wildcat Invitational I will be held Saturday, April 5, followed by the Wildcat Invitational II on Saturday, April 12 and the Wildcat Invitational III on Saturday, April 26. Admission is free for all three meets, which will begin at 11 a.m.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass.  – The University of New Hampshire men’s track and field team was selected to finished second at the 2008 America East Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship according to a vote by the conference’s head coaches.
      New Hampshire grabbed two first-place votes as it tallied a total of 55 points. The University of Albany was selected as the preseason favorite to win the event as it received seven first-place votes, tallying 63 points.


RESULTS

DEDHAM, Mass.
Christopher Morgan finished in first place in the javelin as the University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track and field team began its season March 22 at the Northeastern Husky Spring Open at Solomon Track. The meet was a college/open meet.
    The javelin was the only event the Wildcats participated in, but placed four athletes in the top 10. Morgan cleared a height of 57.87 meters, with Michael Simon right behind in second place at 57.84 meters. Matthew Pelchat and Trevor Messineo finished seventh and eighth, respectively, with heights of 52.07 meters and 52.01 meters.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A total of 203 University of New Hampshire student-athletes have been named to the 2006-07 America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll for earning grade point averages of 3.0 or higher during the winter and spring seasons, the conference announced Monday.
     Of UNH’s 203 honorees, 90 received further distinction to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll, which recognizes those student-athletes who earned a 3.50 gpa or higher.


DURHAM, NH – University of New Hampshire freshman Cody Blake of the Wildcat men’s outdoor track and field program passed away on July 3, 2007.

Blake became UNH’s top hurdler throughout the course of both the indoor and outdoor seasons. Blake raced to a first place finish in his best event the 400-meter hurdles at the College of the Holy Cross Invitational in a time of 55.13 seconds. Blake brought his time down throughout the course of the season and was second at the University of Massachusetts Invitational (54.98). He peaked at the America East Championships by placing third overall (54.45) to help lead the Wildcats to a second place finish.

"He was just a tenacious competitor," said  Jim Boulanger, the men's track and field coach at UNH. "I don't think Cody Blake liked to lose."




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