DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire women's track & field head coach and women's cross country assistant coach Casey Carroll won the Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon at Hampton Beach on Sunday. Carroll, 39, finished the inaugural event in a time of 2 hours, 42 minutes, 39 seconds, more than 10 minutes better than the second-place runner.
Carroll, a 1994 UNH grad, is in his 14th season coaching at his alma mater. The four-year member of both the track & field and cross country programs was team captain for two years. During his senior year, Carroll was a top-10 finisher at the North Atlantic Conference Cross-Country Championship and was All-Conference in the 5,000 meters at the Outdoor Track & Field Championship.
The Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon was the eighth marathon run by Carroll, who previously captured the 2003 Maine Marathon and the Eastern States 20-Miler in 2007.
In 1998, Carroll received his Master's of Science degree in Psychology of Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Oregon.
The Wildcats cross country team returns to action Friday, Oct. 9, at 12 p.m. at the New England Championship, being held at Franklin Park in Boston.