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     DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire Athletic Director Marty Scarano has announced the release of the State of Athletics, which highlights the 2008-09 Wildcat season. Within this report you will find team-by-team accomplishments, both in the field of competition and in the classroom that will illustrate another highly successful year in Wildcat athletics.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Thursday that 204 University of New Hampshire student-athletes have been named to the America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll. Furthermore, 97 of those Wildcats received distinction on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
    UNH had the third highest total of representatives on both the Academic Honor Roll and Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The women’s outdoor track and field team had 55 student-athletes named to the Academic Honor Roll, which marked the highest total for all winter and spring sports; that team also had a league-high 28 representatives on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.




 
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Freshman Laura Stern (Shirley, Mass.) turned in the top Wildcat finish of the weekend to lead the University of New Hampshire outdoor track & field team at the NCAA East Regional at North Carolina State A&T’s Aggie Stadium on Friday and Saturday.



 
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Junior Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) and sophomores Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) and Michael Simon (Durham, Conn.) all competed at day one of the NCAA East Regional for the University of New Hampshire outdoor track & field team Friday night at North Carolina State A&T’s Aggie Stadium.



DURHAM, N.H. – Seniors Reed Liset (Dover, N.H.) and Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.), junior Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.), sophomores Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.), Michael Simon (Durham, Conn.) and Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.), and freshman Laura Stern (Shirley, Mass.) will all take part in the NCAA East Regional for the University of New Hampshire outdoor track & field team on May 29-30 at North Carolina A&T State University’s Aggie Stadium. Six of the seven athletes are ranked inside the top 100 in the country.




 
PRINCETON, N.J. – Freshman Laura Stern (Shirley, Mass.) submitted a third-place finish to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track & field team to a 24th-place finish at the 59-team Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships on May 15-17 at Princeton University’s Weaver Track & Field Stadium.



RESULTS

AMHERST, Mass. – Freshman Laura Stern (Shirley, Mass.) won a title in the javelin to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track & field team to a second-place finish at the 36-team New England Championships on Friday and Saturday at the UMass Track & Field Complex.




 
VESTAL, N.Y. – Junior Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.), sophomore Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.), and freshmen Laura Stern (Shirley, Mass.) and Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.), each won conference titles as the University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track & field team finished second at the America East Championships on Saturday and Sunday at Binghamton University’s East Gym Track Complex.



 
VESTAL, N.Y. –Senior Nick Decrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.), sophomore Michael Simon (Durham, Conn.), junior Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) and freshmen Laura Stern (Shirley, Mass.) and Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) each won conference titles as both the University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s outdoor track & field teams are in first place after the first day of competition at the America East Championships at Binghamton University’s East Gym Track Complex.



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men and women’s outdoor track and field teams will compete at the America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 2-3 at Binghamton University in Vestal, N.Y. Events begin Saturday at 10 a.m.




 
AMHERST, Mass. – Sophomore Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) broke her own school record in the triple jump to win that event and she finished second in the long jump to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track & field team to a second-place finish at the seven-team UMass Spring Meet on Saturday afternoon at the UMass Track & Field Complex.



INDIANAPOLIS—The University of New Hampshire athletic department saw seven different sports programs honored on Wed., April 22, as recipients of 2008-09 NCAA Public Recognition Awards for their efforts in the classroom. The teams receiving the honor for UNH included: men’s cross country, football, men’s soccer, men’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field.




FRIDAY RESULTSSATURDAY RESULTS

PRINCETON, N.J. – Senior Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.), junior Ashley Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) and sophomore Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) each turned in a pair of top-10 finishes to lead the University of New Hampshire outdoor track and field teams at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Weaver Stadium.




RESULTS

HANOVER, N.H. – Senior Sarah Hall (Nottingham, N.H.) submitted a pair of first-place finishes to help lead the University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track and field team to a second-place finish at the Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Track.




HEPTATHLON RESULTS | DECATHLON RESULTS

WORCESTER, Mass. – Sophomores Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.) and Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.), and freshman Jacky Mendes (Dayton, Maine), finished second, third and fourth, respectively, at the 14-participant Holy Cross Heptathlon on Wednesday and Thursday at Hart Track.




 
DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Tayla Ryan (Norwood, Mass.) recorded a pair of victories to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track & field team at the Wildcat Invitational II at the Reggie F. Atkins Track on Saturday afternoon.



REGISTRATION

DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Jim Boulanger recently announced that the 2009 University of New Hampshire Track & Field Golf Scramble will be held Monday, May 11 at Campbell's Scottish Highlands in Salem, N.H.




 
DURHAM, N.H. – Freshman Laura Stern (Shirley, Mass.) was one of six athletes to record a first-place finish to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track and field team at the Wildcat Invitational I non-scoring quad meet Saturday afternoon at the Reggie F. Atkins Track and Field Facility.



RESULTS (AT CONCLUSION OF MEET) | SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s outdoor track & field teams will be hosting a pair meets at the Reggie F. Atkins starting April 4.




RESULTS

ORONO, Maine – Juniors Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) and Amanda Hutchins (Plymouth, N.H.), sophomore Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.) and freshman Courtney Prescott (Hollis, N.H.) each recorded first-place finishes, but the University of New Hampshire women's outdoor track and field team opened the season with a 100.5-86.5 dual-meet loss to the University of Maine on Saturday afternoon at the Beckett Family Track Complex.   




COACHES CLINIC REGISTRATION | ATHLETES CLINIC REGISTRATION

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire track and field program announced recently that it will host a pair of clinics for both coaches and athletes after the completion of the indoor season.




DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire athletic department announced Sept. 9 that the renovation of the Paul Sweet Oval is progressing nicely and closing in on completion.
     To date, new lighting fixtures have been hung and the entire indoor track has been given a coat of fresh paint from floor to ceiling in the school’s white, navy blue and gray colors. Areas of the track have begun to be removed and replaced to reinforce the throws area and give the new surface a better area to bond to.




By Danielle Blais, UNH Athletic Media Relations

DURHAM, N.H. – Not everyone dreams to save the seals as a child, nor can everyone run 60 miles per week. Elizabeth Morrissey (Mt. Kisco, N.Y.) does and can. Morrissey is an exceptional senior zoology major and has been named to countless honor rolls. Also adding to her rigorous academic day is her key role on the UNH women’s cross country and track and field teams.




NEW ORLEANS – The University of New Hampshire women’s track and field team, as well as sophomore pole vaulter Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.), were recently honored by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for their academic achievements during the 2008 season.
     UNH’s track and field team was one of 117 Division I women’s track and field programs recognized as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team. The Wildcats compiled a 3.18 team grade point average, well over the minimum 3.000 needed to qualify for the award.


UNH HONOR ROLL

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A total of 201 University of New Hampshire student-athletes were named to the 2008 America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll for recording a grade point average of 3.0 or above in that winter/spring semester, the league announced Thursday. Of the 201 honored, 113 of those were also named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll for possessing a gpa of at least 3.5, the most of any of the other institution.
      In the nine-member America East conference, only Binghamton University (251 honorees) had a higher number of student-athletes recognized. The University at Albany (198), the University of Vermont (197) and Stony Brook University (188) rounded out the top five.


    The former University of New Hampshire athlete let the tears keep coming. These tears were tears of relief, tears of happiness, tears of joy. And anyway, she didn't need her eyes to see where she was going. She knew every step she took was one step closer to Beijing. Joanne (Duffley) Dow was going to the Olympics.
    On Sunday morning, the final day of the 2008 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., on Dow's last chance to compete in an Olympic Games, she did exactly what she needed to do. Ten years after winning her first U.S. national title, Dow won her 10th, walking her way to Beijing.




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