February 19, 2013

Women's Cross Country/Track & Field Announces the Signing of Five Student-Athletes

DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire women's cross country head coach Robert Hoppler and women's track & field head coach Casey Carroll are pleased to announce that five student-athletes have committed to attend UNH and will join the cross country/track & field rosters for the 2013-14 season.

"We're excited to have these five women join our program and look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence at New Hampshire," said Hoppler. "With the addition of this class, we look forward to competing at the highest levels of track and cross country."

Hannah Kimball, from Atkinson, N.H., comes to UNH after an accomplished cross country and track career at Timberlane High School, where she was a two-time state champion in the 800 meter and 1,500 meter events.

Amanda Szymanski, from Londonderry, N.H., enjoyed a decorated career at Londonderry High School. She was a member of the Division I State Champion cross country team this past fall and also finished state runner-up in the 600 meters during the indoor season.

Sarah Keiran, from Rowley, Mass., comes to UNH from Ipswich High School. Keiran was the 2012 Cape Ann League cross country champion this past fall and also claimed the 1,000m indoor championship on the track.

Elinor Purrier, from Richford, Vt., enjoyed a decorated distance career at Richford High School, where she was a two-time cross country state champion. She also went on to claim back-to-back New England cross country championships during her junior and senior seasons.

Glenn McCabe, a long sprinter from Baldwin City, Kan., joins the Wildcats from Baldwin High School. She was the Frontier League outdoor track champion in the 400m as a junior last spring and went on to place fourth in the event at the 4A State Championship.

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