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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.




DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Jim Boulanger announced Wednesday that Mike Marshall (Salem, N.H.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of New Hampshire and join the men’s track & field team in the Fall.




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.




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.




MEN'S RESULTS | WOMEN'S RESULTS

BOSTON – The distance medley relay team and sophomore Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) each turned in top-five finishes to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team to a 22nd-place finish at the 50-team IC4A Championships over the weekend at Boston University.




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.




 
BOSTON – Seniors Ben Jenkins (Francestown, N.H.), Spencer Shaw (Hampton, N.H.), Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) and Pat Casey (South Yarmouth, Mass.), as well as juniors Will Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) and Josh Kearns (Ridgefield, Conn.) and the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relay teams all turned in second-place showings to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team to a second-place finish at the 33-team New England Championships on Friday and Saturday at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center.



 
BOSTON – Sophomore Brice Paey (Milton, N.H) set an America East Championship record and senior Spencer Shaw (Hampton, N.H.) set another school record to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team to a third-place finish at the America East Championships at Boston University’s Track and Tennis on Friday and Saturday.



DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire Men’s Track and Field Head Coach Jim Boulanger has it all; a three-time America East Champion Cross Country Team, numerous Coach of the Year awards, and a record-breaking indoor track and field team. Throughout the current winter season, five thriving men shattered decades old records.




DURHAM, N.H. – “Clap, Clap, Clap,” is heard throughout the track. Spencer Shaw (Hampton, N.H.) is about to long jump. As he sprints down the track into the pit, the slow clap becomes faster as he leaps into the air. While at the Valentine’s Invite on Feb. 14 at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center, Shaw broke the University of New Hampshire’s 67-year-old record with a jump of 23 feet, 10¼ inches. The senior captain shattered “Boo” Morcom’s 1942 indoor record of 23-7, after years of struggle.




DURHAM, N.H. – The America East conference and Eastern College Athletic Conference announced recently that senior Spencer Shaw (Hampton, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire’s men’s indoor track and field team was named the America East Field Performer of the Week, as well as ECAC Field Athlete of the Week for the final week of regular season competition, which ended Feb. 15.




 
BOSTON – Senior Spencer Shaw (Hampton, N.H.) submitted a first-place finish and fellow senior Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) posted a pair of top-ten finishes to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team at the Valentine Invitational at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center.



 
HANOVER, N.H. – Six different athletes, as well as the 4x400 meter relay team, submitted first-place finishes to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team to a second-place finish at a Dartmouth College quad meet Saturday afternoon at the Leverone Field House.



RESULTS

ALLSTON, Mass. – Seniors Spencer Shaw (Hampton, N.H.) and Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) turned in first-place finishes to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team to a third-place showing at the Harvard Select Meet at the Gordon Track and Tennis Center.




RESULTS

BOSTON – Senior Bobby Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.), the only competitor for the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team at the Terrier Classic, broke a nearly 20-year-old school record Saturday afternoon at the Track and Tennis Center.




RESULTS

KINGSTON, R.I. – Six different athletes, as well as the 4x800 meter relay team, posted first-place finishes to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team to a quad-meet victory Saturday afternoon at Mackal Field House.




RESULTS

DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Will Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) won a pair of events and sophomore Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) set a school record in the shot put to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team to a first-place finish in a tri-meet at the newly renovated Paul Sweet Oval on Saturday afternoon.




CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference announced Wednesday afternoon that sophomore Gabe Dano (Merrimack, N.H.), of the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team, was named ECAC Track Athlete of the Week for the week ending Dec. 14.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Tuesday afternoon that sophomores Gabe Dano (Merrimack, N.H.) and Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.), of the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team, were named America East Track Performer of the Week and America East Field Performer of the Week, respectively, for the week ending Dec. 14.




RESULTS

DURHAM, N.H. – Sophomore Gabe Dano (Merrimack, N.H.) won a pair of events and fellow sophomore Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) erased a 22-year-old schoold record in the shot put to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team to a 111-62 win against the University of Maine on Saturday afternoon in the first meet at the newly renovated Paul Sweet Oval.   




RESULTS

BOSTON – Senior Pat Casey (South Yarmouth, Mass.) won the high jump by breaking a school record to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team at the Husky Winter Carnival on Saturday afternoon at the Reggie Lewis Center in the team’s season-opener.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Wednesday that both the University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams were chosen second in the preseason coaches’ poll.
     The men, who received one first-place vote and 55 total points, trailed only Albany with 64 points. Binghamton was picked third with 51 points, while UMBC (39 points) narrowly edged out Boston University (38 points) for the fourth-place spot. Rounding out the league was Stony Brook (27 points), Maine (23 points), Vermont (19 points) and Hartford (8 points).




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.




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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