CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Monday that sophomore Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.), of the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team, was named America East Field Performer of the Week for the week ending Jan. 27.

Ciambra set a new school record at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games on Jan. 25 at the Reggie Lewis Center when she finished in a tie for second place in the pole vault after her jump of 11 feet, 9.75 inches broke her own school record (11-6¼) that she set at the Dartmouth Relays on Jan. 13. With the performance, Ciambra also becomes an ECAC qualifier.

The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10:30 a.m. when they compete in the University of Rhode Island Mega Meet at the Mackal Field House.

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