The University of New Hampshire women’s cross country team was recently picked third overall in the America East Preseason Poll. It was announced on Thursday.

The Boston University Terriers received top honors with 64 points and eight first place votes, while Stony Brook University was selected second overall with 54 points. The Wildcats came in third-place with 53 points and received the final first-place vote. University of Vermont (40 points), Binghamton University (35) and University of Maine (31) fill the fourth-sixth spots in the poll. University at Albany (19), UMBC (18) and Hartford (10) round out the nine-school poll.

New Hampshire earned runner-up at the 2006 league championship with the help of individual champion Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.). Parker clocked in under 17:00, becoming the first Wildcat in school history to earn the individual crown and accomplishment. Parkers along with junior co-captain Kim Povec (Holland-Patent, N.Y.) finished in the top-25. Sophomores Tricia Rozeboom (South Haven, Mich.) and Ting Chin (Hong Kong, China) placed in the top-30 at conference championships as UNH looks to claim a conference title come October.

The Wildcats open the season on Saturday (Sept. 1) at home on the campus of UNH as both squads face Providence College and Boston College. The women’s race is set for 11:00 am.

2007 Preseason Poll
Rank Team (1st-place votes) Total

1. Boston University (8) 64
2. Stony Brook  54
3. New Hampshire (1) 53
4. Vermont 40
5. Binghamton 35
6. Maine 31
7. Albany 19
8. UMBC 18
9. Hartford 10
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