BOSTON – Junior Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track and field team recently was named America East Track Performer of the Week for a second time this season. It was announced on Tuesday (May 2).

Parker set a new personal record in the 3000-meter steeplechase en route to a fourth place finish at the prestigious Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. Parker, who finished the race in 10 minutes, 21.97 seconds, was the only America East representative in the field of 23 runners. In fact, Parker was the only runner in the top-five to represent a university. The other four runners all graduated in 2006, with the top-two being represented by New Balance and Nike, respectively. The third-place finisher was an unattached runner, while the fifth-place finisher ran for the Indiana Invaders, a team comprised of elite athletes competing in USA Track & Field National Championship competitions.

Parker currently holds the 12th best time 3000-meter steeplechase in the nation, while ranking fifth overall in the northeast region.

The New Hampshire Wildcats gear up for America East Championships at UMBC on Saturday (May 5).
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