TRIO OF WILDCATS SET NUMEROUS RECORDS AT AMERICA EAST OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
BALTIMORE, Md. – A trio of University of New Hampshire Wildcats garnered school and conference records at the America East Championships. Both programs finished in second place out of the nine teams at UMBC on May 6.

Wildcat junior Reed Liset (Dover, N.H.) tallied two individual victories in both the hammer throw (184-6) and shattered his personal-record in the discus (173-1), besting his own school by eight inches. For his efforts, Liset was named America East “Field Performer of the Meet.”

Sophomore sprinter Sarah Hall (Nottingham, N.H.) delivered a fourth place finish in the 200-meters en route to posting a new school record and personal-record in a time of 24.93 seconds, besting former UNH alum Valerie Williams’ time of 24.94. Hall also set a new UNH indoor record in the 55-meters (7.27) this past winter, breaking Williams’ time of 7.36 seconds that she set back in 1998.

Junior Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) continued her stellar running career at UNH with a first place finish and America East record in the 3000-meter steeplechase (10:13.69). Parker smashed her previous conference record by over 19 seconds and established a new school record by over four seconds, breaking Lesley Read’s time of 10:18.55 set back in 2004. Parker was fourth at the prestigious Drake Relays the previous week and continues improve her national ranking in the steeplechase.

The Wildcats return to the oval on Friday (May 11) to compete at the New England Championships on the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
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