Women’s Cross Country Announces the Signing of Three Student-Athletes

DURHAM, N.H. – Robert Hoppler, head coach of the University of New Hampshire women's cross country team, is pleased to announce that three student-athletes have committed to attend UNH in the fall and will join the cross country and track & field rosters for the 2012-13 season. 

"We're very excited about our initial signings," Hoppler said. "We feel that with these three women, we are able to continue our tradition of success from the past decades."

McKenzie Haney comes to UNH from Penacook, N.H. after a decorated career at Merrimack Valley High School, where she was the 2011 Division II State Cross Country Champion.

"We're excited that one of the best cross country runners in the state of New Hampshire has decided to attend UNH," Hoppler said.

Cassandra Kruse, from Hampshire Ill., enjoyed an impressive career at Hampshire High School. Kruse was a member of the state champion 4x800 meter relay team and also placed fourth at the Division 2A Cross Country Championships.

"We're thrilled about Cassie being able to bring her track speed, as well as her cross country ability, to UNH next year."

Laura Rose Donegan, a native of Melbourne, Australia, comes to New Hampshire after an accomplished tenure at Mac-Robertson Girls' High School. Donegan finished third at the Australian Under-20 National Cross Country Championships, and placed sixth overall at the Junior World Mountain Championships.

"We're looking forward to Rosie continuing her success in both cross country and track at UNH," Hoppler said.  

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