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DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire men’s track and field head coach Jim Boulanger announces the 13th Annual Track and Field Golf Scramble to be held on May 14, 2007 at the Campbell’s Scottish Highlands in Salem, New Hampshire.
    Proceeds benefit the University of New Hampshire Track and Field/Cross Country programs. The format is a four-player scramble with a shot gun start beginning at 8:30 a.m. Players may enter as either a team or an individual. Prizes will be awarded, but the scramble is essentially for fun and allows alumni along with friends to support a great athletic program. Prizes will be awarded for closest to pin on all par 3's, longest drive, hole in one, as well as raffle prizes.

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BOSTON - Reigning America East women’s cross country champion Cathy Parker of the University of New Hampshire is no stranger to working hard and getting the results she strives for each and every day. The conference’s most successful runner translates that success from the cross country course to a place where she can make a huge difference in helping others, the hospital.
     Parker, a native of Westford, Massachusetts, is currently enrolled at the University of New Hampshire for a number of reasons, but becoming a nurse is the primary focus despite all the accolades and accomplishments she has garnered as an athlete.



INDIANOPOLIS, Ind. - The University of New Hampshire women’s cross country team was selected to the NCAA Division 1 All-Academic Team as announced on Tuesday.
       The All-Academic Board of the National Collegiate Division 1 Women’s Cross Country Coaches Association honors and appraises the academic and athletic performance of collegiate cross country teams throughout the United States for their scholarly achievements throughout the academic year.
       As a team, the Wildcats finished second overall at the America East Championships, while posting an 11th place effort at the NCAA Northeast Regionals back in November.



INDIANOPOLIS - University of New Hampshire women’s cross country harrier Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) was named to the Division 1 Academic All-American Cross Country Team for her efforts in the classroom and on the country course.
    To earn All-Academic individual honors, runners were required to have at least a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.25. A total of 76 individuals earned All-Academic honors for the 2006 season.




TERRA HAUTE, INDIANA - University of New Hampshire women’s cross country junior Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) recently placed 111th overall in a time of 22 minutes, 13 seconds at the NCAA Division 1 Women’s Cross Country Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course located in Terre Haute, Indiana on Monday.
    Parker was one of two runners to represent the America East, as she was the first to cross the finish line from the conference. Boston University’s Maria Ryan placed 123rd overall (22:23). Parker out-raced 142 other national qualifiers. She was the fourth Wildcat in the past decade to qualify for nationals and the first female runner to garner such a prestigious accomplishment.



BOSTON - University of New Hampshire junior Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) was named to the women’s cross country All-Northeast Region Team for her fourth place finish at the Northeast Regional as announced on Tuesday.
    Parker was named to the elite team by running a time of 21 minutes, eight seconds to lead the Wildcats to an 11th place finish, beating out 25 other teams at Van Cortland Park in New York. As a result of Parker’s performance, she became the fourth UNH national qualifier since the 1996 season.



DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire junior harrier Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) is headed to her first NCAA National Championships after placing fourth overall at the prestigious Northeast Regional on Saturday held at Van Cortland Park in New York.
    Parker cruised through the course in an impressive time of 21 minutes, eight seconds to lead the Wildcats to an 11th place finish, beating out 25 other teams. As a result of Parker’s performance, she became the fourth national qualifier for UNH since the 1996 season. Wildcat harrier Jeremy Howard qualified in 1996, while Kevin Horgan achieved the honor during the 1999 season. New Hampshire native Dan Hocking was the most recent to qualify in 2002 before Parker crossed the line on Saturday.



Bronx, N.Y. – Junior harrier Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) raced to a fourth place finish with a time of 21 minutes, eight seconds to help the University of New Hampshire women’s cross country team compiled 315 points en route to an 11th place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional held at Van Cortland Park on Saturday afternoon.
    The Boston College Eagles notched the victory with 82 points. Iona followed closely in second place with 85 points, while Providence rounded out the top three with 97 points out of 34 teams.



BOSTON – The America East Conference has announced its women’s cross country All-Academic Team and University of New Hampshire junior harrier and conference champion Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) along with senior co-captain Emily Mareb (Great Barrington, Mass.), who raced to a seventh place finish notched the prestigious awards on Tuesday.   
            On the women’s side is Albany’s Jenna and Jessica Ortman (Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville South), Katie Radzik (Mt. Sinai, N.Y./Mt. Sinai) of Binghamton,Boston’s Claire Robson (Durham, United Kingdom) and Marisa Ryan (Farmington, Conn.) and Stony Brook’s Dana Hastie (Wellington, New Zealand/Newlands College). Overall eight of the top-10 finishers at the America East Championship posted GPAs of 3.60 or better.



     CENTERVILLE, MASS – University of New Hampshire junior harrier Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women’s Cross Country “Athlete of the Week” for a second time this season on Tuesday.



      ORONO, MAINE – Junior Cathy Parker  (Westford, Mass.) cruised to a first place finish in a time of 16 minutes, 50 seconds, as the University of New Hampshire Wildcats finished second in the America East Championships behind Boston University on Saturday in Orono, Maine. Parker becomes the first Wildcat in school history to capture top individual honors.
    On the women’s side, the Terriers continued their dominance conference as they have now won 15 of the conference’s 18 league titles, including 10 of the last 11. Boston U.’s 47 points was well ahead of runner-up New Hampshire (77). Stony Brook (89), Vermont (110), Binghamton (134) and Maine (140) earned third- through sixth-place finishes, while Albany (152), UMBC (198) and Hartford (257) rounded out the nine-team event.


DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire cross country teams will be competing at the America East Championships in Orono, Maine on Oct. 28.  The men’s race is scheduled for 11 a.m., while the women start at noon.
    Both teams have performed well this season and are legitimate threats to win the conference championship.  The men have placed second the last two years after finishing first in the three previous years, while the women are coming off a third place finish and prepare to get back to the top for the first time since 2003.



     CENTERVILLE, MASS. - University of New Hampshire junior harrier Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women’s Cross Country “Athlete of the Week” on Thursday.



     BOSTON - University of New Hampshire's Catherine Parker (Westford, Mass.) has been named the America East  Women’s Cross Country Performer of the Week on Tuesday. This marks the third time this season that Parker has won the honor for her efforts on the cross country course.




      ALBANY, N.Y. – The University of New Hampshire women’s cross country compiled 72 points en route to a second place finish at the 40th Annual Albany Invitational on Saturday as Wildcat harrier Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) registered a first place effort in an impressive time of 17 minutes, 14 seconds.
     With 22 participants in this year’s race, the University of Guelph captured the invitational with 63 points. Middlebury College was third (78) with Quinnipiac University placing fourth overall (97) and The College of New Jersey rounded out the top five (159). UNH was the first America East member to cross the finish line in team scoring.


     BOSTON – The University of New Hampshire women’s cross country “B” team tallied 942 points to finish 36th at the New England Championships on Saturday at Franklin Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
      UNH returns to action next Saturday (Oct. 14) when they race in the prestigious Albany Invitational. The race starts at 11:00 a.m.




      DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s cross country has garnered a great amount of success thus far in the season as the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced this week’s poll and the men and women rank ninth and tenth respectively in the Northeast region for their efforts.
     The men raced to a second place finish at the Murray Keatinge Invitational on Saturday as they were led by junior co-captain Jordan Horowitz (Evanston, Ill.) who placed fifth overall in a time of 24 minutes, 39:17 seconds to lead a pack of Wildcats.
    The women’s team also notched a second place showing. Junior Catherine Parker (Westford, Mass.) garnered America East “Performer of the Week” for a second time this season as she ran the 5K course in a blistering time of 16:53.60. The time was the fastest ever recorded on a 5K course by a women’s cross country runner in the program’s illustrious history.



     BOSTON — University of New Hampshire runner Catherine Parker (Westford, Mass.) was named the America East Women’s Cross Country “Performer of the Week” for the second time this season on Monday. Parker previously won the award on September 6.
     The junior harrier finished third at the Murray Keatinge Invitational in Orono, Maine on Saturday in a time of 16 minutes, 53.60 seconds. It was the fastest time ever run by a UNH woman on a 5K course. Parker was also the first America East runner to finish the race, pacing the Wildcats to a second place finish as a team.



   
    Orono, Maine –University of New Hampshire women’s cross country junior Catherine Parker (Westford, Mass) ran the 5K course in 16:53.60 for a third place finish to lead the Wildcats to a second place effort at the Murray Keatinge Invitational on Saturday in Orono, Maine.
    Texas Tech notched 27 team points to capture the victory, while UNH finished with 94. Dartmouth ran to a third place effort with 110 points. St. Frances Xavier tallied 111 and Vermont rounded out the top five with 122 team points.
    Wildcat harrier Emily Mareb (Great Barrington, Mass.) placed 12th overall (17:48.34), while teammate Kimberly Povec (Hollend-Patent, N.Y.) rounded out the top 20 (18:03.78).



ORONO, Maine  -- Kimberly Povec (Holland Patent, N.Y.) placed second overall and was the first of seven consecutive Wildcat runners to cross the finish line to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s cross country team to a 20-51 victory against host University of Maine in Friday afternoon’s dual meet.
    Povec completed the course in a time of 18 minutes, 28 seconds to finish 14 seconds behind first-place finisher Jessica Belliveau of Maine. Povec was followed closely by Ashley Vance (Manchester, N.H.), whose time of 18:35 was third best on the day.



         BOSTON - University of New Hampshire junior harrier Catherine Parker (Westford, Mass.) has been named the America East Women’s Cross Country “Performer of the Week” on Wednesday (September 6).
        Parker raced to a first-place finish at UNH’S College Woods 5K course versus the Friars of Providence College. The junior equaled the third fastest time ever recorded on the course (17:35). Parker won the race by a margin of nine seconds before a foursome of Friars rounded out the top five places. As a team, Providence won the dual meet by a score of 21-38.



BOSTON - - The University of New Hampshire women's cross country received 55 points to place a close second behind the Boston University Terriers (64 points) in the America East Preseason Coaches Poll that was released on Thursday morning.






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