Rosemary Read, Women's Track & Field
Rosemary, a senior from West Greenwich, R.I. on the UNH women’s outdoor track & field team, recorded the team’s top effort at the ECAC Championships (May 17-18 at Princeton University) with a sixth-place effort in the hammer throw.
Rosemary threw the apparatus a personal-best distance of 186 feet, 9 inches to finish sixth in a field of 27 competitors. She opened with a mark of 53.81 meters, then improved with a throw of 56.29m in the next round. She recorded her personal-best effort (56.92m) in the fifth round.
One week earlier at the New England Championships, Rosemary captured first place in the hammer throw with a mark of 175-11. She was also the America East champion in that event with a throw of 171-1 on May 3 and took top honors in her final home meet – UNH Wildcat Invitational II on April 26 – at 179-8 to defeat 24 other entrants in the hammer throw.
At the prestigious Penn Relays (April 24-25), Rosemary placed fifth among a field of 29 competitors in the hammer throw. She recorded the top finish of all eight Wildcat women at the Penn relays with her fifth-place effort of 173 feet, 11 inches, which she recorded on her last of five throws.
Rosemary recorded what was then a career best effort of 184-1 to earn fourth place in the hammer throw one week earlier at the Larry Ellis Invitational (Princeton University). She opened the 2014 outdoor season with a first-place finish in a quad meet against Northeastern, Maine and Holy Cross. The senior thrower also won the hammer in the April 12 UNH Wildcat Invitational.
The 2014 outdoor season is Rosemary’s first season of competition since the 2012-13 indoor season. She closed that year – her fourth year of indoor competition – with fourth place in the weight throw at the America East Championship; she also placed fourth in the weight throw at the 2012 indoor conference meet. At the 2012 Dartmouth Indoor Classic, Rosemary recorded a personal best of 54-5.25 in the weight throw. As a sophomore at the ’11 America East Championship, she placed third in the weight throw.
Rosemary concluded her junior season of outdoor track & field in 2012 with second place in the hammer throw at the America East Championship and fourth place in that event at the New England Championships. One year earlier, she finished as runner-up in the hammer at the league meet, and she took third place in that event as a freshman in 2010.