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DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire Track and Field Day Camp will be held August 5-9 at the Reggie F. Atkins Track and Field Facility on the campus of UNH in Durham, New Hampshire.

The day camp is open to male and female athletes of all sports in grades 7-12. The camp runs from 4-7 pm all five days with registration from 3-4 pm on August 5. Cost of the camp is $125 if pre-registered at least seven days before camp and $150 if six days or less, including opening day.



SACRAMENTO, Calif. - University of New Hampshire junior Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) of the women's track and field team placed 11th overall (10:08.16) in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Division I NCAA Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, California on Friday.

Parker capped off arguably one of the most successful and dominant seasons as a member of  the Wildcat track and field program. Only three juniors and one sophomore finished ahead of Parker as six seniors placed in the top ten. Parker was the lone New England represenative along with the only America East conference runner to compete on the national stage in the steeplechase.




SACRAMENTO, CalifCathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track and field program smashed her previous 3000-meter steeplechase school record by over seven seconds and cruised to an eighth place finish at NCAA Division I National Championships in Sacramento, California on Wednesday.

Parker notched her finest performance of the season on track’s grandest stage with a blistering record-breaking time of 10:06.45. The junior harrier was one of 14 runners to qualify for finals on Friday (June 8). Parker was the lone New England representative to qualify for the final heat and was one of five juniors to earn a chance to leave California as an All-American. The top-12 runners out of the 14 finalists receive All-American status.



DURHAM, N.H. – Junior harrier Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track and field team recently received in at-large to the NCAA National Championship in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Nationals take place June 7-8 at Sacramento State University in Sacramento, California.

Parker won and set a new America East steeplechase record on May 5 in an impressive time of 10:13.69, which is also a UNH record. The time places Parker as the 16th seed out of a possible 27 runners.  She is one of two New England runners competing for a national championship. The other is University of Connecticut’s Jillian Sullivan, who is ironically seeded 15th overall.

Parker’s most recent success came at the NCAA Northeast Regional in Florida on May 26. She cruised to a seventh place showing in a time of 10:15.18.


GAINESVILLE, Fla - Three members of the University of New Hampshire outdoor track and field teams recently competed at the prestigious NCAA Northeast Regional Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Florida on Saturday. Juniors Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.), Kiah Quarles (Derry, N.H.) and Reed Liset (Dover, N.H.) each participated in their respective events and found success along the way.


DURHAM, N.H. – Juniors Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) and Reed Liset (Dover, N.H.) and Kiah Quarles (Derry, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire outdoor track and field programs travel to the University of Florida this Friday to participate in the NCAA Northeast Regionals.


BOSTON – Senior Erin Moore (Nashua, N.H.) and junior Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) along with Andrew Lawson (Holland Patent, N.Y.) of the University of New Hampshire outdoor track and field programs recently were named to the America East All-Academic Team. It was announced on Friday.

Each All-Academic Team has been selected based on the student-athlete’s academic and athletic accomplishments. Academic achievement for consideration requires student-athletes to have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 entering the season. Athletic accomplishment standards vary between team sports and individual sports. For track & field, student-athletes are required to be a top-three finisher at the conference championship meet. Freshmen are not eligible for the All-Academic Team.



HANOVER, N.H. – Senior thrower Erin Moore (Nashua, N.H.) placed in three events to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track and field team to a fifth place finish at the New England Champions this Saturday on the campus of Dartmouth College.
 
The meet was won by Williams. Boston College followed in second with Dartmouth rounding out the top three. UNH scored 52 points, placing fifth overall out of 34 teams.



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.



BALTIMORE, Md. University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track and field Head Coach Casey Carroll along with the rest of the UNH coaching staff garnered America East "Coaching Staff of the Year " as the staff guided the Wildcats to a second place finish at the 2007 America East Championships on Sunday at UMBC.

The Great Danes scored 162 points, outdistancing second-place New Hampshire (156 points) by just six points. Boston University finished third with 139.5 points, followed by Vermont (110.5) and Binghamton (101) in fourth and fifth, respectively. Maine (73), UMBC (70), Stony Brook (31) and Hartford (14) round out the nine-team field.




BOSTON – Junior Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track and field team recently was named America East Track Performer of the Week for a second time this season. It was announced Tuesday (May 2).

Parker set a new personal record in the 3000-meter steeplechase en route to a fourth place finish at the prestigious Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. Parker, who finished the race in 10 minutes, 21.97 seconds, was the only America East representative in the field of 23 runners. In fact, Parker was the only runner in the top-five to represent a university.



DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track and field team heads into the 2007 America East Championships with plenty of momentum and aspirations of delivering UNH an America East Championship for the first time in the program’s successful history. The meet will be held on the campus of UMBC in Baltimore, Maryland, May 5-6.

After a stellar effort the previous week in which the Wildcats defeated seven other competitors en route to a win at the University of Massachusetts Invitational, the Wildcats look to ride the wave of success all the way to an America East Conference championship for the first time in the program’s history.



DES MOINES, IOWA - Junior harrier Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women's outdoor track and field team added another major accomplishment to her stellar collegiate career as she placed fourth overall in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the prestigious Drake Relays on Saturday.

      Parker was the lone America East represenative in the field of 23 runners, capturing fourth place overall in a personal-best 10:21.97, which qualified her for every major postseason championship meet. She was the first finisher listed from a school as the top three represented New Balance, Nike and an unattached runner.




AMHERST, MASS – The University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track and field team put together an impressive performance at the University of Massachusetts en route to scoring 207.50 points to capture first overall and head into next week’s America East Championships on a positive note.
 
The Wildcats garnered six first place victories on the day. Senior thrower Erin Moore (Nashua, N.H.) enjoyed another impressive day with two wins in the shot put and discus, respectively, along with a second place finish in the hammer. Sophomore Sarah Hall (Nottingham, N.H.) posted a victory in the 400-meters in a team-best 59.03. Wildcat Lauren Barbour (Tewksbury, Mass.) delivered a win the 400-meter hurdles (1:04.71), while teammate Rebecca Haley (Dover, N.H.) posted a second in the 800-meters (2:15.58).
           


DURHAM, N.H. – Senior thrower Erin Moore (Nashua, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track and field team recently set a third school record in her illustrious collegiate career in the hammer throw, besting UNH alum Jessica Descartes 2005 record of 160’5” on Saturday.
    The America East all-conference thrower dominated the throwing events at the Dartmouth College Invitational as she set the hammer record with a throw of 165-7. She finished second in both the shot put (42-6) and hammer (165-7), in addition to a third place effort in the discus (127-3). Moore also once held the school record in indoor for the shot put, which has since been broken by Lauren Knight in 2004. Moore currently holds the indoor record in the weight throw (52’2. 75”), which was set in 2006.



RESULTS
HANOVER, N.H.
- Senior Erin Moore (Nashua) of the University of New Hampshire women's outdoor track and field team recently led her team with three top three places as the Wildcats compiled 138 to place second at the Dartmouth College Invitational on Saturday.

Dartmouth College won the meet with 203 points, while UNH was second (138) and University of Vermont placed third (131). Middlebury College (81.5) and Smith College (30.5) rounded out the top five.

 





BOSTON – Senior Erin Moore (Nashua, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire women's track and field program was named America East Field Performer of the Week as announced on Wednesday.
 
Moore tallied a victory in the hammer and also set a new facility record to go along with two second-place finishes in the shot put and discus to lead the Wildcats to a third-place showing at the University of Massachusetts Invitational. After a week off due to last week’s inclement weather, the Wildcats responded by posting a number of breakthrough performances, which were highlighted by Moore’s win in the hammer (160-11) and second place finish in the shot put (43-3) and discus (128-6).



AMHERST, MASS – Senior thrower Erin Moore (Nashua, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track and field team tallied a first place victory in the hammer and set a new facility record to go along with two second place finishes in the shot put and discus to lead the Wildcats to a third place showing at the University of Massachusetts Invitational on Saturday.
            The Boston College Eagles captured the victory with 192 points, while University of Maine (130) squeaked by UNH (128). UMass followed with a fourth place finish (48) as seven teams competed.
            After a week off due to last week’s inclement weather, the Wildcats responded by posting a number of breakthrough performances, which were highlighted by Moore’s win in the hammer (160-11) and second place finish in the shot put (43-3) and discus (128-6).



DURHAM, N.H. – Due to inclement weather from this week’s snowstorm, the University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s outdoor track and field program has canceled Saturday’s Wildcat Invitational.

The meet marked the lone home meet on the 2007 schedule. The Wildcats will be back in action next Saturday (April 14) to compete at University of Massachusetts in a tri meet with Dartmouth College.



BOSTON— Junior Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire’s women’s outdoor track and field team is this week’s America East Women’s Outdoor Track Performer of the Week honor. The awards were announced Tuesday (April 3).

After taking the winter season off due to an extra long and successful cross country season, Parker picked right up were she left off as the harrier took home top honors in the 1500-meters with a time of 4:38.96 and cruised to a win in the 5000-meters in 17:40.42. Parker won the 5000-meters by more than 34 seconds to open up the 2007 outdoor track season.



ORONO, Maine – University of New Hampshire junior harrier Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) notched two first place finishes in the 1500m and 5000 meter run, but the Wildcats fell just short of conference rival University of Maine, 102-97, to open the 2007 outdoor track campaign on Saturday.
            The Wildcats recorded 10 first place victories, including Parkers dominant win in the 5000 meters in which she cruised to a win by over 34 seconds (17:40.42). Junior Kiah Quarles (Derry, N.H.) tallied a first place win in the 100 meter hurdles (15.16) and Kelly Thomas (Chichester, N.H.) recorded a win in the 400 meter hurdles (1:06.32).



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 –The University of New Hampshire women’s outdoor track and field team recorded 51 points en route to being selected third overall in the America East Preseason Coaches Poll as announced on Tuesday.
     Boston University was selected the preseason favorite to win the 2007 America East Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship, according to a vote of the conference’s head coaches. The Terriers received five votes (coaches were not permitted to vote for their own team), tallying 61 points. University at Albany took four first-place votes in its second-place standing with 59 points.
    New Hampshire (51 points) finished in third place, followed by Binghamton University (38 points), and University of Vermont (37 points) taking fifth-place. UMBC (27 points) and University of Maine (27 points) tied for sixth, Stony Brook University (15 points), and the University of Hartford (8 points) rounded out the coaches’ poll.





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