ORONO, MAINE – Junior Cathy Parker  (Westford, Mass.) cruised to a first place finish in a time of 16 minutes, 50 seconds, as the University of New Hampshire Wildcats finished second in the America East Championships behind Boston University on Saturday in Orono, Maine. Parker becomes the first Wildcat in school history to capture top individual honors.
    On the women’s side, the Terriers continued their dominance conference as they have now won 15 of the conference’s 18 league titles, including 10 of the last 11. Boston U.’s 47 points was well ahead of runner-up New Hampshire (77). Stony Brook (89), Vermont (110), Binghamton (134) and Maine (140) earned third- through sixth-place finishes, while Albany (152), UMBC (198) and Hartford (257) rounded out the nine-team event.
    Senior co-captain Emily Mareb (Great Barrington, Mass.) received America East All-Conference honors for her seventh place effort (17:39). Sophomore Kimberly Povec (Holland-Patent, N.Y.) delivered a 23rd place finish (18:22), while senior co-captain Ashley Vance (Manchester, N.H.) cruised to a 25th place finish (18:29). Freshmen Tricia Rozeboom (South Haven, Mich.) placed 27th (18:33) and Ting Chin (Hong Kong, China) raced to a 28th place (18:37). Wildcat senior Nicole Whalen (Warwick, N.Y.) rounded out the top 30 (18:40).
    UNH has an open week before they begin to prepare for the NCAA Regional Qualifier in New York, New York on Saturday (Nov. 11). The race starts noon on the course of Van Cortland Park.

   1. Boston University: 47
   2. University of New Hampshire: 77
   3. Stony Brook: 89
   4. Vermont: 110
   5. Binghamton: 134
   6. Maine: 140
   7. Albany: 152
   8. UMBC: 198
   9. Hartford: 257
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