May 28, 2010

TRACK & FIELD'S LATHROP ADVANCES TO NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS ON DAY TWO OF EAST REGIONAL

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Senior Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) used an 11th-place finish in the women's hammer throw to catapult her into the NCAA Championships as the University of New Hampshire outdoor track & field team competed at day two of the NCAA East Regional at North Carolina A&T State University's Irwin Bell Track on Friday.

Lathrop's throw of 56.45 meters advanced her to the NCAA finals June 9-12 at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Classmate Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) finished 21st in the pole vault as she cleared a height of 3.75m.

On the men's side, senior Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) placed 22nd in the shot put with a toss of 17.35m.

Senior Matt O'Connor (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) was 29th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of nine minutes, 6.48 seconds.

The Wildcats do not compete on Saturday and return to action when Lathrop represents them at the NCAA final.

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