June 3, 2010

TRACK & FIELD DUO NAMED TO CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT TEAM

DURHAM, N.H. – Juniors Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.) and Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire women's outdoor track & field team, were named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.

Dugan, a chemistry major with a near-perfect 3.98 GPA, was selected to the All-District First Team. Dugan was the heptathlon runner-up at the America East Championships with an ECAC-qualifying point total of 4,547. Dugan was also fifth in the high jump with a mark of 1.58m at the conference championships. She placed second in the high jump at New England's as she cleared a height of 1.65m, and finished 10th in the heptathlon at ECAC's after compiling 4,393 points.

Donohue, a double major in math education: secondary and Spanish with a 3.93 GPA, garnered Second Team honors. Donohue placed third in the 400-meter hurdles at the America East Championships in a time of 1:02.34, in addition to finishing fifth in the long jump with a leap of 5.50m. Donohue was also part of the fourth-place 4x400 squad that finished in an ECAC-qualifying time of 3:51.06, as well as the 4x100 team that was fifth in 48.45. She also placed fourth in the 400-meter hurdles at New England's in a time of 1:03.26.

The Wildcats return to action when senior Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) throws the hammer in the NCAA Championships on Thursday, June 10 at 3 p.m. at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.

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