DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team attempts to capture the 2006-07 America East Championships this Saturday on the campus of Boston University at the Tennis and Track Center.
    The Wildcats hope to improve on their success as UNH placed fourth overall at the 2005-06 conference championships.
    The Wildcats posted another successful season under the guidance of head coach Casey Carroll. UNH captured first place twice with a duel meet win over rival University of Maine, defeating their rivals by a score of 94-80. UNH took home top honors in a tri-meet against the University of Massachusetts and the College of Holy Cross en route to compiling 137 points on January 20. The squad also produced a sixth place finish at the Rebook Indoor Games, besting seven other programs.
    Leading the way for UNH in the sprinting events is sophomore sprinter Sarah Hall (Nottingham, N.H.) who looks to gain points in the 55 and 200 meters. Junior Kiah Quarles (Derry, N.H.), who is one of the conference primer hurdlers, might have the best chance to land an individual title. Sophomores Lauren Barbour (Tewksbury, Mass.) and Kara Fisher (New Milford, Conn.) hope to contribute in 400 and 500 meters respectively. In the distance events, junior Rebecca Haley (Dover, N.H.) and senior Nicole Whalen (Warwick, N.Y.) look to impact the scoring in the 1000-meter and 3000 meter runs.
    UNH has a chance to secure plenty of points in the throwing events led by senior and former all-conference member Erin Moore (Nashua, N.H.), who continues to shine in both the shot put and weight throw events. Moore has won America East Field Performer of the Week on four occasions this season. Sophomore Erica Desroches (Exeter, N.H.) and Ashlee Lathrop Sherburne, N.Y.) hopes to add points in both events. In the high jump, Amy Roccio (Beverly, Mass.) could gain some points in a field that is wide open, while freshman Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) attempts to garner points in the pole vault.
    The America East Championships is set to start on Friday (Feb. 16) at 5 p.m. on the Tennis and Track Center on the campus of Boston University.
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