2012-13 Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Media Guide
An extensive 24-page guide that includes athlete and coach biographies, a review of the 2011-12 season and an all-time record book.
Kevin Greene 2012 New England Champion 800 Meters Matthew Guarente 2x America East Champion High Jump New Hampshire 2012-13 Men’s Cross Country Track & Field WE ARE NEW HAMPSHIRE Nestled in New Hampshire’s seacoast region, the UNH campus offers a pleasing mix of classic and modern buldings and college greens that gradually gives way to 2,600 acres of woods, fields, and farms. The University prides itself as being a Top-10 entrepreneurial campus (Forbes.com and The Princeton Review). The Whittemore School of Business and Economics was recently selected second among all business schools in a nationwide pool of business school deans. Students who choose UNH often do so because of the seemingly endless options offered through an accessible system of schools and colleges. UNH offers literally thousands of courses in more than 100 majors. UNH is one of the leading research schools on the East coast. A land-, sea- and space grant university, our University engages under graduates in the intellectual excitement of research. The Wildcat sculpture, commissioned by the UNH alumni association, was created by Matthew Grey Palmer and is displayed on Main Street in front of the Whittemore Center and Memorial Field. TABLE OF CONTENTS UNH Quick Facts Location.............................................................. Durham, NH 03824 Founded......................................................................................... 1866 Enrollment.................................................................................. 14,596 President.......................................................... Dr. Mark Huddleston Athletic Director..................................................... Marty Scarano Colors.................................................................Navy Blue and White Nickname................................................................................. Wildcats Affiliation....................................................................................NCAA I Conference..................................................................... America East Arena................................... Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility ....................................................................................... Paul Sweet Oval Head Coach/Coordinator.................................... Jim Boulanger Alma Mater............................New Hampshire ‘75 (30th Season) Office Phone................................................................ 603-862-3888 Media Contact.............................................................. Eric Peterson Peterson’s Office........................................... (603) 812-6877 Peterson’s Cell............................................... (603) 812-6877 Peterson’s Email...............................email@example.com Media Relations FAX..................................... 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(603) 862-1850 Wildcats on the Web........................ www.unhwildcats.com Wildcats on Twitter................................................ @UNHWildcats Track & Field on Twitter...............................................@UNHTFXC Table of Contents This is New Hampshire.......................................................................2 Head Coach Jim Boulanger..............................................................4 2012-13 XC/Track & Field Roster................................................5-6 Athletes to Watch........................................................................... 7-15 2011-12 America East Results...................................................... 16 2011-12 Season Review.................................................................. 17 Record Book......................................................................................... 18 Administration.................................................................................... 19 University Profile.........................................................................21-22 Schedule................................................................................ Back Cover Directions to UNH From Boston: Take 95 North into New Hampshire and continue on to the toll booth. From the toll, go approximately seven miles to Exit 4 for the Spaulding Turnpike. Go about four miles and take the last exit before the toll (Exit 6W) for Concord and Durham. Go approximately four miles and continue straight through a traffic light (Madbury Road), and proceed another 1 1/2 miles to the Route 155A exit, marked “University of New Hampshire.” Take a left turn off the ramp and proceed approximately one mile. The Field House will be on your right. For parking see below. From Maine: Follow 95 South to Spaulding Turnpike (Route 4 West) and continue as above. From the West (Vermont, Concord): Take 89 South to 93 North. Follow 93 North, approximately four miles to 393 East, which will merge with Route 4 East. Follow Route 4 to Route 155A exit for “University of New Hampshire.” Make a right off the ramp and proceed as above. From the West (Manchester, Nashua): Take 93 North to Route 101 East. Follow 101 to Exit 6 (Route 125). Exit and take a left onto 125 and follow straight to Lee Traffic Circle. First right at circle is Route 4 East. Continue as above. Public Parking: Approximately one-quarter mile before reaching the Field House, make a left turn opposite tennis courts -- Green sign “Field House Parking” -- follow road and turn right at fork. Parking Lot “A” is one-quarter mile ahead on the left. Credits: The 2012-13 University of New Hampshire Media Guide was written, edited and designed by the UNH Athletic Media & Public Relations Office. Design and layout on the iMac by Eric Peterson using Adobe Indesign and Adobe Photoshop CS5. Action photos by Gil Talbot and Greg Greene. Special thanks to Andrew Doyle, Alex Harlow and Jim Boulanger for their assistance. 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 3 COACHING STAFF Jim Boulanger • Head Coach Jim Boulanger enters his 30th season as coordinator of the men and women’s cross country and track and field program. In his tenure at UNH the program has produced multiple New England champions, IC4A honorees and NCAA regional qualifiers as well as three All-Americans. On the men’s side, Boulanger has coached six America East Performer of the Meet award winners, four Scholar-Athletes and three individual cross country league champions since the 1997-98 season. Boulanger is currently in the midst of one of the most prolific runs of success in UNH Athletics history. Over the last 51 America East Championships in cross country, indoor and outdoor track, the Wildcat mentor has guided his men’s teams to 15 first-place finishes, 15 second places and eight thirds. He won America East “Coach of the Year” for outdoor track during the 1990,1996-1999 seasons along with winning the award for indoor track in 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2005. He guided the cross country squad to eight league championships from 1998-08, earning “Coach of the Year” honors a total of seven times during the 10-year span. Boulanger went on to capture outdoor “Coach of the Year” honors in 2006 and in back-to-back seasons during the 2008 and 2009 campaigns. A 1975 graduate of UNH, Boulanger took over the program in 1982 after serving three years as an assistant. 4 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD ROSTER 2012-13 R o s t e r Name Victor Adejuyigbe Andrew Albin James Anderson Wyatt Berrier Zachary Bolster Dean Bhatt Maxwell Brown Timothy Brown Ben Bunnell Zachary Chabot John Corona Duncan Cromwell Elliott Cross Daniel DeCrescenzo Christopher Dicarlo Ethan Dionne Chris Dupuis Brian Ferreira Sam Gagnon David Gervais Anthony Giorgio Kevin Greene Jason Guarente Matthew Guarente Nathaniel Hathaway Max Hoddwells Douglas Hopkins Zachary Ibanez Daniel Johnson Joseph Jourdain George Jumpp Aidan Kimball Peter Kimball Andrew Krause Sean Leighton Joseph Lemay Cameron Lyle Thomas Lynch Brendan McCarthy Cl. Sr. So. So. So. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. So. Jr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Event Sprints Sprints Middle Distance Throws Throws Distance/XC Jumps Middle Distance Distance/XC Distance/XC Distance/XC PV Throws XC Sprints Distance Throws Hurdles Distance/XC Distance/XC Hurdles Middle Distance/XC Jumps Jumps Distance/XC Sprints/Jumps Hurdles Sprints/Jumps Multi Events Distance/XC Throws Distance/XC Distance Hurdles Distance/XC Sprints/Middle Distance Throws Throws Distance/XC Hometown/High School Penacook, N.H./Merrimack Valley Bethel, Conn./Bethel Melrose, Mass./Winchester North Conway, N.H/ Kennet Carlisle, Pa./Cumberland Woodbridge, Conn./Amity Waterville, Me/ Waterville Southington, Conn./Southington St. Johnsburg, Vt./ St. Johnsburg Manchester, N.H./Manchester Central Middletown, Conn./Xavier North Conway/ Kennet Exeter, N.H./ Exeter New Milford, Conn./New Milford Derry, N.H./Pinkerton Academy Nashua, N.H./Nashua South Plaistow, N.H./Timberlane Mansfield, Mass./ Mansfield Hooksett, N.H./Manchester Central Nashua, N.H./Nashua South Kingston, N.H./ Silver Spring, Md./Gonzaga Saugus, Mass./Saugus Saugus, Mass./Saugus Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough Wayne, Maine/Maranacook Salem, N.H./Salem Manchester, N.H./ Trinity Lancaster, N.H./White Mountains Regional Hudson, N.H./Bishop Guertin Manchester, N.H./Memorial Atkinson, N.H./Timberlane Candia, N.H./Trinity Holliston, Mass./ Malden Catholic Hampstead, N.H./Pinkerton Academy Derry, N.H./Pinkerton Academy Plaistow, N.H./Timberlane Pelham, N.H./ Pelham Mansfield, Mass./ Mansfield 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 5 ROSTER 2012-13 R o s t e r Name Luke Miller Jeff Moretti Bryan Morris Andrew Mudgett Tyler Mulcahy Isaiah Penn John Prizzi David Regan Jake Renaud Keegan Riley Michael Ryan Thomas Sattler Louis Saviano Cory Sinotte Robert Richard-Snipes Steve Souza Eric Stys Brian Sullivan Nicholas Sullivan Jessie Swink Jeremy Wildgoose Cl. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. So. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. So. Event Distance/XC Distance/XC PV Hurdles Sprints/Jumps/Hurdles Sprints Distance/XC Distance/XC Throws Sprints Distance/XC PV Distance/XC Distance/XC Sprints/Jumps/ Hurdles Middle Distance Middle Distance/XC Sprints Sprints Throws/XC Distance/XC Hometown/High School Birdsboro, Pa./ Daniel Boone Guilford, Conn./Guilford Rumson, N.J./ Christian Brothers Chatham, N.J./Chatham Weymouth, Mass./ Weymouth Boston, Mass./Newton North Wyckoff, N.J./Indian Hills Sandwich, Mass./ Sandwich Lancaster, N.H./ Lancaster Keene, N.H./ Keene Dallas, Pa./Lake Lehman Tilton, N.H./ Winnisquam Hampstead, N.H./Timberlane Regional Hooksett, N.H./Manchester Central Norfolk, Va./ Maury Fall River, Mass./BC Durfee Stittville, N.Y./Holland-Patent Derry, N.H./ Winnisquam Newport, N.H./Newport Groton, Conn./Fitch Woodstock, Conn./Woodstock Head Coach: Jim Boulanger (New Hampshire ‘75/30th Season) Assistant Coach: Robert Hoppler (Rhode Island ‘89/18th Season) Assistant Coach: Casey Carroll (New Hampshire ‘94/15th Season) 6 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD ATHLETES TO WATCH Victor Adejuyigbe Senior Penacook, N.H. Merrimack Valley Sprints Dean Bhatt Sophomore Woodbridge, Conn. Amity Distance/ XC 2011-12 Indoor Highlights 2011-12 Indoor Highlights Placed 1st in 4x400 meter... Took 1st in 200 meter at quad-meet; 23:56... Captured 1st in 55 meter dash in quad-meet; 6.56... Earned 1st in 4x400 relay at Maine; 3:27.91... Finished 1st in 4x400 relay in away meet; 3:22.29. Finished fourth as part of the distance medley team at the America East Championship; 10:02.13... First in the 800-meter at home tri-meet; 1:58.28... Member of seventh-place distance medley relay team at the Penn Relays; 10:06.62. 2009-10 Indoor Highlights Placed fourth in the 55m (6.59) at the Boston Indoor Games... Won the 200m (23.80) and placed second in the 55m (6.67) against Holy Cross... Won the 200m (23.32) against Maine... Finished fifth in the 55m (6.65) at the Carisella Invite. 2011 Cross Country Highlights Personal Placed 31st at a Tri-Meet with Providence and Maine; 22:16. Dean was born on February 15, 1993... son of Nachiketa and Ann... currently majoring in Psychology. 2009-10 Outdoor Highlights Helped finish sixth in the 4x400 relay and seventh in the 4x100 relay at the American East Championship... Placed third in the 200m (22.82) against Holy Cross... Finished second in the 200m (22.35) and third in the 100m (10.98) at the Wildcat Invitational II... Placed second in the 100m (11.16) and the 200m (22.76) at the Wildcat Invitational I. James Anderson Sophomore Melrose, Mass. Winchester Middle Distance 2012 Outdoor Highlights Finished 3rd in the 800 meter at the Wildcat Invitational; 1:55.84... Finished 3rd in the 800 meter at the Wildcat Invitational II; 1:57.96. 2011-12 Indoor Highlights Finished 4th as part of the distance medley team at the American East Championship; 10:02.13... Finished 26th in the 4x400 meter relay team at the IC4A Championships; 3:17.84... Finished 1st in the 4x400 meter relay team at home tri-meet; 3:29.12. Before UNH Middlesex league All-Star in cross country, indoor and outdoor track... Helped 4x4 and 4x8 teams set school records. Personal Dean Bhatt Born on May 23, 1993... son of Kevin and Joyce Anderson. 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 7 ATHLETES TO WATCH Dan DeCrescenzo Senior New Milford, Conn. New Milford XC Chris Dupuis Senior Plastow, N.H. Timberlane Throws 2011 Cross Country Highlights Sixh at the Tri-Meet with Providence and Maine running 19:48...Seventh at the Paul Short Men’s Brown Race...Placed 12th at the American East Conference Championship running a 25:07. 2012 Outdoor Highlights 2011 Outdoor Highlights Sixth in the 5,000m at the New England Championships; 14:58.42... Third in the 10,000 meters at the America East Championships; 31:24.03. Second in the hammer throw at the American East Championships; 18304... Finished 3rd in the hammer throw at Wildcat Invitational; 183-02... Finished 1st in the hammer throw at home tri-meet; 178-02... Finished 11th in the hammer throw at Ellis Invitational; 179-03... Finished 3rd in the hammer throw at Holy Cross Quad-meet; 176-03. 2010-11 Indoor Highlights 2010-11 Indoor Highlights Finished 18th in the 5000m (14:37.20) at the IC4A Championship... Second in the 5000m (14:28.75) at the America East Championship... Won the 5000m (14:47.09) at the Boston Indoor Games... Won the 3000m (8:34.20) against Stonehill, Holy Cross and Worcester State. Sixth in the shot put (47-0.75) at the American East Championship... Second in the shot put (49-6.50) against Maine... Seventh in the shot put at the Carisella Carnival. 2011 Outdoor Highlights 2010 Outdoor Highlights Sixth in the 5000m (15:07.25) at the America East Championship... Seventh in the 10000m (32:01.92) at the America East Championship... Won the 5000m (15:00.56) against Holy Cross. Fourth in the hammer throw at the American East Championships; 55.14m... Fifth in the shot put at the American East Championships; 14.82m... Second in the hammer throw (52.81) at the Wildcat Invitational III... Fourth in the hammer throw (47.83) at the Wildcat Invitational II... Fifth in the hammer throw (52.56m) at the Wildcat Invitational I. 2009-10 Indoor Highlights Sixth in the 5000m (14:50.89) at the America East Championship... Eighth in the 5000m (15:13.24) at the Boston Indoor Games... Second in the 3000m (8:48.87) against Holy Cross. Chris Dupuis 8 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD ATHLETES TO WATCH Kevin Greene Junior Silver Springs, Md. Gonzaga Middle Distance/ XC D av i d G e r va i s Senior Nashua, N.H. Nashua South Distance/XC 2012 Outdoor Highlights Won the 800 meters at the New England Championships; 1:50.28... Third in the 800 meters at the American East Championships; 1:51.48... Won 1,500 meter at the Wildcat Invitational; 3:57.07... Won 800 meters at Maine trimeet; 1:53.72... Won the 4x400 meter relay at Maine tri-meet; 3:25.44... Won 1,500 meters at home tri-meet; 3:58.35... Placed 7th in the 800 meters at Ellis Invitational; 1:53.27... Memeber of 7th overall distance medley relay at the Penn Relays; 10:06.62... Won the 800 meters at Holy Cross Quadmeet; 1:53.05 2011 Outdoor Highlights Third in the 1,500m at Holy Cross Quad Meet; 4:00.4... Sixth in the 1,500m at Wildcat Invite; 4:03.64... 16th in 800m at Holy Cross Quad Meet; 1:59.71. 2011-12 Indoor Highlights 1,200m leg of Distance Medley Relay at America East Championships; 3:06.... 18th in 1000m at America East Championships; 4:33.43. 2010 Cross Country Highlights Before UNH 2011-12 Indoor Highlights Placed 56th at the America East Championships; 26:36. 5K at NH Meet of Champions at Mine Falls; 16:21... 400m; 52.6... Javelin; 135 feet (decathlon)... Pole Vault; 10’ 6” (decathlon). Second in 1,000 meters at America East Championships; 2:25.88... Fourth in 4x800 at American East Championships; 7:45.24... Won the mile at quadmeet; 4:18.63... Won 800 meters at Maine; 1:55.78... First in the 4x880 meter relay; 8:09.48... First in the 1,000 meters in away meet; 2:30.33 2010-11 Indoor Highlights Personal Helped the 4x800m relay team to a third-place finish at the New England Championship... Eighth in the 1000m (1:53.99) and helped the 4x800m relay team finish second at the American East Championship... Second in the 800m (1:57.60) at Dartmouth Indoor Classic... Second in the 800m (1:58.22) against Vermont and Maine... Eighth in the 1000m (2:31.41) at the Boston Indor Games... Second in the 1000m at the Carisella Carnival... Second in the 800m (1:59.65) and teamed up to help win the 4x800 (7:56.50) against Maine Born on April 18, 1991... Son of Brenda and John Dionne... Majoring in mechanical engineering... Brother Ethan also runs cross country and track at UNH. Jason Guarente Senior Saugus, Mass. Saugus Jumps Personal Kevin was born on June 4, 1992... son of Thomas and Sharon Greene. 2012 Outdoor Highlights Fifth in the high jump at the America East Championship; 6-03.50... Won high jump at Wildcat Invitational; 6-04.00. 2011 Outdoor Highlights Fourth in the high jump at the America East Championships; 6-05.11 2009-10 Indoor Highlights 2010 Outdoor Highlights Personal America East Indoor Championship - 8th High Jump America East Outdoor Championship - 7th High Jump Jason was born on January 18th, 1991...He is the son of John and Barbara Guarente and has a twin brother Matthew who also jumps for UNH. 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 9 ATHLETES TO WATCH Matthew Guarente Senior Saugus, Mass. Saugus Jumps Nathaniel Hathaway Junior Scarborough, Maine Scarborough Distance/ XC 2012 Outdoor Highlights Third in the high jump at the America East Championship; 6-05.00... Won the high jump at Maine tri-meet; 6-03.50... Won the high jump at home trimeet; 6-04.00... Tied for fifth in the high jump at Ellis Invitational; 6-04.75... Second in the high jump at Wildcat Invitational II; 6-04.25... Finished third in the high jump at Holy Cross Quad-Meet; 6-04.00. 2012 Outdoor Highlights Won the 5,000 meters at Maine tri-meet; 15:04.87... Finished 24th in the 1,500 meters at Ellis Invitational; 3:58.63. 2011 Cross Country Highlights 2010-11 Indoor Highlights Placed 47th at the UAlbany Invitational; time of 26:48... Placed 40th at the America East Championships; 8k race; time of 25:43. Ninth in the high jump (6-8.25) at the IC4A Championship... Fourth in the high jump (6-8) at the New England Championship... Won the high jump (6-8.25) at the America East Championship... First in the high jump (6-4.25) against Vermont and Maine... Won the high jump (6-8.25) at the Dartmouth Indoor Classic... Fourth in the high jump (6-6) at the Boston Indoor Games Won the high jump (1.99m) against Stonehill, Holy Cross and Worcester State... Won the high jump (6-8) against Maine... Third in the high jump at the Carisella Carnival. Before UNH Named two time SMAA runner of the year... Awarded All-conference, AllState, and All-New England his senior year... Placed 5th at the New England Championships recording a time of 16:19 his senior year. Personal Nate was born on March 22, 1992... son of Tom and and Christy... currently majoring in Outdoor Education. 2011 Outdoor Highlights Fourth in the high jump at the New England Championships; 2.00m... Won the high jump at the America East Championships; 2.04m... Won the high jump (1.98m) at the Wildcat Invitational I. 2009-10 Indoor Highlights Third in the high jump (6-4) at the America East Championship... Won the high jump (6-6.00) at the Dartmouth Indoor Classic... Fourth in the high jump (6-4.0) at the Boston Indoor Games... Won the high jump (6-6.75) against Holy Cross... Fifth in the high jump (6-4) at the Carisella Invitational. 2010 Outdoor Highlights Fourth in the high jump (2.00) at the New England Championship... Third in the high jump (1.98) at the America East Championship... Won the high jump (1.99) against Holy Cross... Won the high jump (1.97) at the Wildcat Invitational II... Won the high jump (2.01) at the Wildcat Invitational I. Before UNH As a senior he was the high jump conference champion and a state, New England and national qualifier. Personal Matthew was born on January 18, 1991...he is the son of John and Barbara and has a twin brother Jason who also jumps for UNH...Matthew is currently majoring in Pedagogy. Nathaniel Hathaway 10 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD ATHLETES TO WATCH Max Hoddwells Senior Wayne, Maine Maranacook Sprints/ Jumps George Jumpp Senior Manchester, N.H. Memorial Throws 2012 Outdoor Highlights 2011 Outdoor Highlights First in the long jump at Holy Cross Quad-Meet; 21-02.50. 2012 Outdoor Highlights Seventh in the hammer throw at the New England Championships; 178-08... Fourth in the hammer throw at the America East Championships; 174-03... Third in the discus at Holy Cross Quad-Meet; 143-02. Sixth in the triple jump at the New England Championships; 14.07m.. Fourth in the triple jump at the American East Championships; 14.47m... Won the triple jump (14.02m) and finished second in the long jump (6.40m) at the Wildcat Invitational I. 2011-12 Indoor Highlights 2010 Outdoor Highlights Third in the triple jump (14.01) at the New England Championship... Seventh in the triple jump (14.36) at the American East Championship... Won the triple jump (13.99) and placed second in the 110m hurdles (15.20) at the Wildcat Invitational III... Tied for second in the triple jump (13.33) at the Wildcat Invitational II... Third in the triple jump (13.37) and in the 110, hurdles (16.04) at the Wildcat Invitational I. Fourth in weight throw at America East Championships; 56-08.80... Earned 16th-place in weight throw at the IC4A Championships; 54-04.75... Finished runner-up in weight throw at home tri-meet; 55-01.50... Second in weight throw at Dartmouth Classic; 52-04.00... Placed 14th in weight throw with an IC4A-qualifying throw at Ellis Invitational; 177-01... Second in weight throw at the Wildcat Invitational II; 170-03. 2011 Outdoor Highlights Eighth in the discus at the America East Championships; 43.49m. 2010 Outdoor Highlights Placed third in the discus (41.49) at the Wildcat Invitational III. Joseph Jourdain Junior Hudson, N.H. Bishop Guertin Distance/ XC 2011 Cross Country Highlights Ninth at the tri-meet with Providence and Maine; time of 20:09... Fifth at the dual meet with Maine; 5 mile race; time of 26:29... Placed 95th at the Paul Short Invitational; 8k race; time of 26:58. 2010-11 Indoor Highlights Finished 32nd in the 3000m (8:40.00) at the IC4A Championship... Eighth in the 3000m (8:24.54) at the America East Championship... Second in the 3000m (8:43.39) at the Dartmouth Indoor Classic... Second in the mile (4:23.17) against Maine... Seventh in the 3000m at the Carisella Carnival. Before UNH Jourdain’s high school highlights include his junior year of cross country when he placed third at the N.H. Meet of Champions with a personal best of 15:29. During his senior year of outdoor track at the New England Championships he ran a personal best in the mile with a time of 4:19. George Jumpp 11 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD ATHLETES TO WATCH Cameron Lyle Senior Plaistow, N.H. Timberlane Throws Joseph Lemay Senior Derry, N.H. Pinkerton Academy Sprints/ Middle Distance 2012 Outdoor Highlights Fifth in the shot put at the America East Championships; 50-01.75... Eighth in the hammer throw at the AE Championships; 162-06... Third in shot put at Holy Cross Quad-Meet; 47-07.00. 2012 Outdoor Highlights Ninth in 400 meters at home tri-meet... 25th in 200 meters at Wildcat Invitational I; 24. 2011-12 Indoor Highlights 2011-12 Indoor Highlights Second in weight throw toss at America East Championships; 57-02.25... Sixth in weight throw at New England Championships; 58-03.00... Placed 10th overall in weight throw at the IC4A Championships; 58-07.25... Won weight throw at home quad-meet; 16.71... Won the weight throw at the Dartmouth Classic; 57-03.00. Sixth in 400 meters in home tri-meet... Sixth in 300 meters against Vermont; 38. 2011 Outdoor Highlights 2010-11 Indoor Highlights Eighth in the 400m at the Wildcat Invitational II... Eighth in the 400m against Rhode Island, Holy Cross and Worcester State. Placed 24th in the weight throw (51-7.25) at the IC4A Championship... Second in the shot put (50-3.25) and fourth in the weight throw (55-3.75) at the America East Championships... Second in the shot put (48-6) and the weight throw (53-2.75) against Vermont and Maine... Sixth in the shot put (48-10.25) at the Boston Indoor Games... Won the shot put (15.15m) against Stonehill, Holy Cross and Worcester State... First in the shot put (50-6.0) and the weight throw (55-4.25) against Maine... Fifth in the shot put and ninth in the weight throw at the Carisella Carnival. 2011 Outdoor Highlights Fourth in the shot put at the America East Championships; 15.22m. Jeff Moretti Sophomore Guilford, Conn. Guilford Distance/XC 2009-10 Indoor Highlights Fifth in the weight throw (53-6.25) at the America East Championship... Placed 10th in the weight throw (47-2.25) at the Carisella Invitational. 2010 Outdoor Highlights Sixth in the shot put (53.68) at the America East Championship... Second in the shot put (15.38) at the Wildcat Invitational III. 2012 Outdoor Highlights Finished 13th in the 5,000m at the America East Championships; 15:13.02... Ninth in 800m at Wildcat Invitational; 1:58.49. 2011-12 Indoor Highlights Finished fourth as part of the distance medley team at the America East Championship; 10:02.13. 2011 Cross Country Highlights Placed 15th at th tri-meet with Providence and Maine; time of 20:32... Placed 10th at the dual meet with Maine; 5 mile; time of 26:58... Placed 50th at the Paul Short Invititional 8k, time of 26:41... Placed 117th at the NCAA Regional Meet 8k, time of 33:47. 12 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD ATHLETES TO WATCH Andrew Mudgett Sophomore Chatham, N.J. Chatham Hurdles John Prizzi Sophomore Wyckoff, N.J. Indian Hills Distance/ XC 2012 Indoor Highlights 2011 Cross Country Highlights Eighth in 500 meter run at the Dartmouth Classic... Tenth in the high jump (1.73m) 5-08.00 at the Wildcat Invitational I... Tenth in the 110m hurdles (16.27) at the Wildcat Invitational II... Ninth in the 400m hurdles (57.06) at the Wildcat Invitational II. Placed 32nd at the UAlbany Invitational; time of 26:27... Placed 42nd at the America East Championships; 8k race; time of 25:49... Placed 79th at Paul Short Invititional, time of 27:04. 2012 Outdoor Highlights Fourth in the 1,500 meters at the New England Championships; 3:54.88... Fifth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the America East Championships; 9:10.68... Second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at Wildcat Invitational; 9:35.58... Won the 3,000 meter steeplechase at Maine tri-meet; 9:50.45... Eighth in the 1,500 meters at the Ellis Invitational; 3:54.78... Member of 7th overall distance medley relay at the Wildcat Invitational II; 10:06.62. Isaiah Penn Sophomore Boston, Mass. Newton North Sprints Louis S av i a n o Senior Hampstead, N.H. Timberlane Regional Distance/ XC 2011-12 Outdoor Highlights 2012 Outdoor Highlights Member of first-place 4x400 relay at the Wildcat Invitational II; 3:23.75... Finished second in the 400 meters at Holy Cross Quad-Meet; 49.65. Ran a personal best in the 10k at Maine running a 32:03... Ran a personal best of 15:41 in the 5k at Holy Cross. 2011-12 Indoor Highlights 2011-12 Indoor Highlights 2011 Outdoor Highlights Personal Finished 26th in the 4x400 meter relay team at the IC4A Championships; 3:17.84. Ran a personal best of 8:55 at the American East Conference. Personal Placed third in the 10,000m (34:06.32) at the Wildcat Invitational I. Isaiah was born on May 17, 1993... son of Donnell and Crystal. Louis was born on December 10,1990... son of Louis and Kathleen Saviano... currently majoring in Environmental Science. 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 13 ATHLETES TO WATCH Steve Souza Junior Fall River, Mass. BC Durfee Middle Distance Eric Stys Junior Sittville, N.Y. Holland-Patent Middle Distance/ XC 2012 Outdoor Highlights Won the 4x400 meter relay at Maine tri-meet; 3:25.44. 2012 Outdoor Highlights 2011-12 Indoor Highlights Placed ninth in the 500-meter preliminaries at the American East Championship 1:05.79... Finished 21st in the 4x800 meter relay team at the IC4A Championships; 7:53.05... Won the 600 meters at home tri-meet; 1:23.54... Finished first in the 4x400 meter relay team at home tri-meet; 3:29.12... Placed second overall in the 500 meters at the Dartmouth Classic; 1:06.83 Won the 4x400 meter relay at Maine tri-meet; 3:25.44... Placed third in the 800 meters at Holy Cross Quad-Meet; 1:55.37... Helped 4x8 place first at the New England Championships... Helped 4x8 place second in the American East Conference Championship. 2011-12 Indoor Highlights 2010-11 Indoor Highlights Before UNH Finished 21st in the 4x800 meter relay team at the IC4A Championships; 7:53.05... Finished first in the 4x400 meter relay team at home tri-meet; 3:29.12... Finished fourth in the 800 meters at the Jay Carisella Carnival; 2:00.09. Placed 11th in the 500m (1:09.62) at the Boston Indoor Games Before UNH Personal He was named seven-time Section 3 Champion and seven-time Tri Valley League Champion. Eric was born on December 10, 1991... currently majoring in Computer Science/Justice Studies. Steve attended BC Durfee high school... He was named conference All-Star in 2008-2009 in cross country... Steve was All-State Indoor and Outdoor track for the 600m and 800m. Cory Sinotte Senior Hooksett, N.H. Manchester Central Distance/XC 2012 Outdoor Highlights Eighth in the 10,000 meters at the American East Championships; 31:28.74... runner-up in the 1,500 meters at Holy Cross Quad-Meet; 4:04.81. 2011-12 Indoor Highlights 2009-10 Highlights Personal Claimed fourth in the 4x800 meter relay at American East Championships; 7:45.24... Earned first in the 4x880 meter relay at away dual meet; 8:09.48. Helped the distance medley relay team finish eighth at the New England Championship... Placed second in the 1000m (2:35.63) against Holy Cross. Cory was born on May 2, 1991... son of Marc and Nancy Sinotte... currently majoring in Sports Studies. Eric Stys 14 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD ATHLETES TO WATCH Jessie Swink Junior Groton, Conn. Fitch Throws Nicholas S u l l i va n Sophomore Newport, N.H. Newport Sprints 2012 Outdoor Highlights Third in the javelin at the American East Championships; 180-09... Won the javelin at the Wildcat Invitational; 192-10... Ninth in the javelin at the Husky Open; 166-00... Won the javelin at Maine tri-meet; 175-11... Won the javelin at the home tri-meet; 185-03... Placed 9th in the javelin with an IC4A- qualifying toss at Ellis Invitational; 193-08... Placed third in the javelin at the Wildcat Invitational II; 174-11. 2012 Outdoor Highlights Finished third in the 400 meters; 50.05... Member of the first-place 4x400 relay team at the Wildcat Invitational II; 3:23.75. 2011-12 Indoor Highlights 2011 Outdoor Highlights Before UNH Finished ninth in the 400-meter preliminaries at the American East Championships; 50.18... Finished 26th in the 4x400 meter relay team at the IC4A Championships; 3:17.84... Finished first in the 300 meters at home tri-meet; 36.29. Eighth in the javelin at the American East Championship; 53.60m Before UNH Jessie was born on October 11, 1992... currently majoring in Nutrition Sciences... lists Andreas Thorkildsen as favorite athlete. Nicholas attended Newport High School... His senior year he made the track and field NH All-Star Team. Personal Nicholas is the son of Tom and Nicki Sullivan and is currently majoring in chemical engineering. Patrick Taft Jessie Swink 2011 Highlights Senior Hanson, Mass. Whitmen-Hanson XC Placed 11th at the tri-meet with Providence and Maine; time of 20:20... Placed 145th at the Paul Short Invitational, time of 27:23. 2010-11 Indoor Highlights Won the 3000m (8:45.63) against Vermont and Maine.. Placed second in the 1000m (2:33.37) against Stonehill, Holy Cross and Worcester State. 2009-10 Indoor Highlights Placed fourth in the mile (4:24.97) at the Carisella Invite. 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 15 2011-12 RESULTS 2011-12 A m e r i c a E a s t R e s u lt s 2011 America East Cross Country - Team Rank School Points 1 Albany 60 2 Boston U. 60 3 Maine 69 4 Binghamton 90 5 Stony Brook 130 6 Vermont 138 7 New Hampshire 146 8 UMBC 201 9 Hartford 264 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2011 AE Cross Country - Individual No. Runner Riley Masters Christopher Burke Eric Speakman Rich Peters Paul Lagno Pete Gilmore Aaron Szotka Ethan Clary Vasili Papastrat David Currier School Maine Albany Stony Brook Boston U. Albany Boston U. Vermont Albany Binghamton Maine Time 24:18.66 24:25.67 24:35.76 24:40.36 24:47:19 24:48.03 24:49.94 24:50.24 24:52.69 24:56.10 2011-12 America East Indoor - Team Rank School Points 1 Albany 187.5 2 Boston U. 151.5 3 Binghamton 108.5 4 New Hampshire 96.5 5 UMBC 90 6 Maine 57 7 Stony Brook 43 8 Vermont 30 9 Hartford 16 2011-12 AE Indoor - Top Performers Award Athlete School Most Outstanding Track R.J. Page BU Most Outstanding Field Alfonso Scannapieco Albany Most Outstanding Rookie Eric Speakman, SBU Coaches Award R.J. Page BU Coaching Staff Albany 2012 America East Outdoor - Team Rank School 1 Albany 2 Binghamton 3 Boston U. 4 Maine 5 New Hampshire 6 UMBC 7 Vermont 8 Stony Brook 9 Hartford Points 181 147 145.5 97.5 84.5 78.5 56 43 23 2012 AE Outdoor - Top Performers Award Athlete School BU Albany UMBC BU Bing Most Outstanding Track R.J. Page Most Outstanding Field Kadeem Howell Most Outstanding Rookie Malte Bertram Coaches Award R.J. Page Coaching Staff 16 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 2011-12 SEASON REVIEW 2011-12 W i l d c at R e v i e w CROSS COUNTRY A The men’s cross country team made great strides during the 2011 campaign and all signs point to a continued rise to success in the coming seasons. New Hampshire’s 2011 squad featured a mixed group of veteran runners and promising newcomers, paced by senior Granite State native Daniel DeCrescenzo, who led the Wildcats to a seventh-place finish at the America East Championships. DeCrescenzo finished 12th overall with a time of 25:07, while junior Kent Harlow also added a top-25 finish at 25:23. The Wildcats then moved on to the NCAA Northeast Regional meet at the University at Buffalo, where junior Cory Sinotte finished 88th overall to lead his team to a 21st-place finish. Freshmen Jeff Moretti and John Prizzi also added top finishes for the Wildcats, which should bode well for the youthful program in the future. Off the course, the men’s cross country team was impressive as ever in the classroom as 20 members of the squad were named to the America East Academic Honor Roll. INDOOR TRACK & FIELD After being selected to finish fifth in the America East coaches’ poll, the men’s indoor track & field team bested preseason expectations and placed fourth at the conference championships, headlined by some impressive individual performances. Senior Brice Paey returned to form after taking last year off as an academic redshirt, racking up five America East Field Performer of the Week awards as one of the top shot put throwers in the region. Paey’s outstanding indoor campaign featured a school-record toss of 60-03.00 as well as his third indoor conference title in the event on a meet-record throw of 58-11.50. Paey went on to win at the New England Championships and remained undefeated until the IC4As, where he earned a top-5 finish in the 40-thrower field. On the track, the underclassmen performances of sophomore Kevin Greene and freshman D’mahl McFadden solidified a promising future for the men’s squad. Greene was runner-up in the 1,000 meters at the conference championships, while McFadden enjoyed an outstanding rookie campaign after taking second in the 60-meter hurdles at the league meet and fifth in the event at the New England Championships. As a team, the Wildcats placed 11th at the New England Championships and finished second among America East teams in the 34-team field. OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD The University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track & field team capped off another strong spring season after placing fifth at the conference championships and seventh at the New England Championships. Individually, senior Brice Paey picked up right where he left off from the indoor season as he claimed the fourth America East outdoor shot put title of his career with a toss of 56-10.00, while junior Chris Dupuis added a second-place finish in the hammer throw. On the track, freshman D’mahl McFadden continued to show promise as one of the top rookies in the conference with a runner-up performance in the 110-meter hurdles. Senior Tyler Dinnan and sophomore Kevin Greene proved to be the bright spots behind the team’s seventh-place finish at the New England Championships as each claimed individual titles and also helped capture a relay victory. Dinnan won the 1,500 meters at 3:53.24, while Greene took the 800 meters in a time of 1:50.28. Dinnan teamed up with sophomore Eric Stys and freshmen James Anderson and Steve Souza to capture the 4x800 meter relay at 7:42.39. Following the season, Dinnan was named to the America East All-Academic Team. Brice Paey captured the America East indoor and outdoor shot put titles during the 2011-12 season. 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 17 RECORD BOOK UNH TRACK & FIELD RECORD BOOK INDOOR RECORDS 60M 55M 55MH 200M 400M 500M 800M 1000M Mile 1500M 3000M 5000M 35 lb. Shot Put Pole Vault 6.94 6.36 7.42 21.68 47.90 1:03.36 1:49.70 2:22.00 4:02.73 3:51.65 8:05.00 14:19.87 63’10” 60’3” 16’9” Keith Chisolm-1999 Keith Chisolm-1999 Arnold Garron-1984 William Brehm -2009 Travis Parker-2005 Sean Mitchell-2009 Richard Cooper-1998 Robert Edgerton-2009 Randy Hall-1990 Kyle Schneck-1998 Dan Hocking-2003 Steve Meinelt-2004 Jeff Kaste Brice Paey-2012 Jameson Whiting-2000 High Jump 6’9” Long Jump 24’1/2” Triple Jump 49’5” 1600M Relay 3:13.70 3200M Relay 7:37.00 Heptathlon 5070 Pentathlon 3560 Pat Casey/ Matt Guarante Spencer Shaw Kamau Peterson Matthew Begley-2008 William Brehm Travis Parker Ben Stein Dinnan/Macdougle-2010 Kearns/Greene Anthony Vorachack-2011 Mike Wellington-1989 OUTDOOR RECORDS 100M 10.65 200M 21.42 400M 48.01 800M 1:48.87 Mile 4:08.6 1500M 3:45.88 5000M 14:02.4 10000M 29:32.1 110m HH 14.53 400m IH 41.76 Steeple 8:50.02 Hammer 210’4” Shot 50’6” Discus 173’1” Pole Vault 17’3.5” High Jump 6’9.5” Long Jump 24’ Triple Jump 50’5” DMR 9:48.35 Barney Borromeo-1989 Travis Parker-2005 Travis Parker-2005 Robert Edgerton-2008 George Reed-1976 Robert Edgerton-2008 Dean Kimball-1982 Dean Kimball-1981 D’Mahl McFadden-2012 Peter Root-1997 Alan Bernier-1997 Alex Miller-1980 Brice Paey-2010 Reed Lasset-2007 Whitney Jameson-2000 Matt Gaurente-2008 Arnold Fowler-1958 Kamau Peterson-1999 Schmeck/ Chisolm-1999 Hocking/Hergan 400m Relay 41.38 1600m Relay 3:14.89 3200m 7:33.64 Decathlon 6895 Javelin 217’6” SMR 3:2.98 Peterson/ Church-1997 Brian/ Chisolm Matthew Begley-2008 William Brehm Travis Parker Ben Stein Hergan/ Ricard-1997 Cooper/McCormick Mike Wellington-1989 Micheal Simon -2009 Matthew Begley-2008 William Brehm Robert Edgerton Travis Parker 18 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD ADMINISTRATION Mark W. Huddleston became the 19th president of the University of New Hampshire in July 2007, bringing three decades of experience in public and private education as a faculty member, dean, and senior administrator. Huddleston has been a strong advocate for increasing affordability and accessibility in higher education, and has argued that we need to rethink much of what we do to protect our core missions, and to ensure that higher education remains vital and financially sustainable in the 21st century. In February 2010, he presented a 10-year strategic plan for UNH, the result of an intensive collaboration between faculty, students, staff, alumni, and the University’s wider communities. Emphasizing innovation and entrepreneurship, the plan is helping to guide the University’s response to a historic state budget cut passed by the 2011 New Hampshire Legislature. “The strategic plan commits us to finding new ways to teach, learn, discover, create, and engage in the 21st century—and positions UNH to become a national leader in the redefinition of American higher education,” Huddleston says. Huddleston was raised in Syracuse, N.Y., and was the first member of his family ever to attend college. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York-Buffalo, and both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He began his academic career at SUNY-Buffalo in 1977 as an assistant professor of political science. In 1980, he joined the faculty of the University of Delaware, where he served for the next 24 years. There, he chaired the Department of Political Science and International Relations and served as associate provost for international programs. In 2001, he was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, overseeing 45 academic departments and centers with nearly 900 full-time faculty and staff, and serving in that capacity until he was named president of Ohio Wesleyan University in 2004. An author of numerous books and articles, he has been a consultant for both the U.S. government and international organizations. He also served as an adviser in Bosnia on rebuilding financial and administrative infrastructures after the Dayton accords. Huddleston is chair of the Presidents Council of the America East Conference, an incorporator of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Speedway Children’s Charities. Huddleston and his wife, Emma Bricker, have three children, Andy, Kate, and Giles. D r. M a r k W. H u d d l e s t o n - P r e s i d e n t Marty Scarano - Director of Athletics The 2012-13 academic year marks the 13th season Marty Scarano has served as the Director of Athletics at the University of New Hampshire. During his tenure, Scarano has heightened national exposure for UNH athletics with academics, facility renovations and programmatic advancement being top priorities. His many accomplishments played a key role in UNH being named one of the Top 20 Athletic Departments in the Country in U.S. News and World Report college athletics rankings. With a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 89 percent among its student-athletes in 2011-12, UNH ranked third in the America East Conference and fourth in the Colonial Athletic Association. The men’s soccer, women’s cross country/track, gymnastics, women’s ski, and volleyball teams all posted perfect 100 percent GSRs while five additional programs tallied scores of 90 or above. The NCAA honored four Wildcat teams for multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APRs) in the top 10 percent of all teams in its respective sports. The Wildcat men’s ice hockey team and gymnastics both recorded perfect APRs of 1,000, while the men’s outdoor track & field team tallied 997 points and women’s indoor track & field notched 995. In 2012, the football program garnered its second-consecutive Academic Progress Rate Award for the Colonial Athletic Association. UNH became one of only five FCS programs in the nation to earn the title for a second straight year and the only FCS team in the country to both reach the postseason and capture an APR award in backto-back seasons. UNH finished third in the America East Academic Cup for their third consecutive top-three finish, achieving a 3.14 cumulative grade-point average. The Wildcats had the highest number of honorees on the 2011 America East Fall Academic Honor Roll and the highest percentage of studentathletes on the 2011-12 America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll. In the fall, 52 student-athletes were named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll for achieving a GPA mark of 3.5 or higher while 76 student-athletes accomplished the feat on the winter/spring honor roll. Scarano has focused on moving UNH athletics into the collegiate national arena. To accomplish that goal, the University has taken on the task of hosting major NCAA championships. The Wildcat athletic department has played host to highly successful NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Northeast Regionals at the Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, N.H.) in 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2011 and will host again in 2013. UNH has also had the opportunity to host two NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Frozen Fours at the Whittemore Center in 2002 and 2005. In addition, UNH successfully hosted the 2007 NCAA Skiing Championships in Washington Valley as well as the 2005 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Northeast Regional at the Whittemore Center Arena. The women’s hockey team also played in the first outdoor game in the history of NCAA women’s hockey in 2010 at the Sun Life Frozen Fenway game against Northeastern while the men’s squad played in the 2012 Sun Life Frozen Fenway game against Maine. Football also competed in Colonial Clash games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. in 2010 and 2011 against UMass. During the Scarano Era, UNH teams have made 40 NCAA post-season appearances and have captured 11 conference titles. Gymnastics has participated in 11 NCAA tournaments, leading all programs over the span. Men’s hockey holds a pair of Hockey East titles and has made 10 trips to the NCAA tournament, a pair of Frozen Four appearances in 2002 and 2003. The football program has qualified for the NCAA FCS postseason for a nation leading eight consecutive seasons, advancing to the quarterfinals six times during the streak. Women’s ice hockey has seen NCAA action five times with two Frozen Four appearances. The squad also captured consecutive Hockey East Championships from 2006-09. The field hockey team captured its second ever America East crown in 2011 en route to their second national tournament appearance under Scarano’s tutelage. Volleyball has made a pair of NCAA appearances after capturing back-toback conference titles in 2002 and 2003 Women’s lacrosse has too earned a pair of NCAA berths (2004, 2008), one coming after an America East championship victory in 2004. Additionally, 24 coaches have won 63 Coach of the Year awards during Scarano’s tenure, ranging from conference coach of the year to New England and Northeast Regional Coach of the Year honors. Furthermore, head football coach Sean McDonnell garnered the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year by The Sports Network in 2005 after a stellar 11-2 campaign. There have been over $9 million in capitol improvements since Scarano’s hiring in the summer of 2000. Recently, a new scoreboard was put in at Cowell Stadium while the football locker room received a facelift as part the most recent renovation phase. Changes to the locker room included a new lighting system while a 55-inch flat-screen TV and Fathead-designed murals featuring former players and UNH historical were added to the walls. A memorial of Todd Walker was also added in honor of the former Wildcat wide receiver who suffered an untimely and heroic death in March of 2011. In the summer of 2007, the Cowell Stadium grass field was replaced with a $1 million Field Turf synthetic surface. As part of a $650,000 renovation project in the summer of 2011, the field turf at Bremner Field was replaced with a new state-of-the-art surface used by many varsity teams and for student recreational activities. In the fall of 2008, the Paul Sweet Oval renovation was completed to include new surfaces, lighting, painting, infrastructure upgrades and the replacement of windows that existed in the original architecture. The total cost of the project exceeded $500,000. Additionally in 2007, a complete renovation of Lundholm Gymnasium was undertaken. The $600,000 overhaul included a new state-of-the-art bleacher system, new scoreboards, competition baskets and other aesthetic enhancements. In 2007, Scarano was named the All-American Football Foundation Athletic Director of the Year for FCS football in the Northeast region. Scarano was also awarded the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) AD of the Year for the FCS. Scarano has also been an active member in the leadership of UNH’s three major conferences and was the chair of the executive committees for Atlantic 10 football, Hockey East and America East from 2003 to 2007. He also served as chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee in 2005-06 and 2006-07 and is currently on the America East Executive Council. Most recently, Scarano was a member of the Hockey East Restructuring team that successfully recruited Notre Dame and the University of Connecticut to the conference. Outside of athletics, Scarano is in his 10th year on the Board of Corporators at Canterbury Shaker Village, a non-profit museum located in Canterbury, N.H. Before arriving at the University of New Hampshire, Scarano held the position of Athletics Director at Colorado College from July 1996 through June 2000. During his tenure, Colorado College was ranked among the top 20 Division III programs in the Sears Cup national standings and produced several All-Americans, all-academic award winners and NCAA post-graduate scholarship recipients. Prior to his stay in Colorado Springs, Scarano worked for 13 years at Colgate University, where he served as assistant director of athletics, director of physical education, associate director, and senior associate director. Scarano, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., is a 1978 graduate of Penn State University, where he started his athletic career as assistant ticket manager and the athletics events manager from 1980-83. Scarano holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental History from Colgate. He and his wife, Cydney, have three children, Lyndon, Kyle, a sophomore at UNH, and Corey. 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 19 University of New Hampshire 20 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE The University of New Hampshire was originally founded as a land-grant college whose mission was to shape and educate citizenry among the state’s farmers, business people and engineers. Today, the University is a land-, sea-, and space-grant university serving a growing undergraduate student body of about 11,942 and a graduate population of 2,257 in addition to 621 full-time faculty members, 86% of which have earned their doctorate degree. The University has grown into a top public research university occupying 2,600 acres of classic living and learning space, while still maintaining the look and feel of a New England liberal arts college with a faculty dedicated to teaching. UNH’s student to faculty ratio registers at 18:1 with 85% of its classes having 50 students or less. History As one of the most prestigious institutions in the Northeast, the University of New Hampshire has always been recognized as a leader in education and research, spanning all fields of study and uniting them through interdisciplinary programs, labs, farms, theatres, research centers, and libraries. Founded in 1866 as the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, UNH was among the early state institutions of higher education whose formation was made possible by federal government land grants. The purpose for the grants was to establish colleges that would serve the sons and daughters of farming and laboring families. New Hampshire College was originally situated in Hanover, N.H. Here it was in connection with Dartmouth College before moving to Durham in 1893 after Benjamin Thompson bequeathed land and money to further the development of the college. The state legislature then granted its new charter as the University of New Hampshire in 1923. The University hosts 733 international students from more than 45 countries and boasts a population of students from all 50 states. Along with over 100 majors offered, UNH encompasses seven schools and colleges that undergraduates can choose from: the College of Liberal Arts, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Health and Human Services, College of Life Sciences and Agricultures, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, and the Thompson School of Applied Science. And at the very heart of the University’s undergraduate studies is the General Education Program. The GEP is a core program with a breadth of academic subjects that aims to acquaint the student with some of the major modes of thought necessary to understand oneself, others, society, and the world. The University prides itself as being a top 10 entrepreneurial campus (Forbes.com and The Princeton Review) and is among the top 30 universities nationally in science research funding from NASA. UNH is home to the NASA-recognized Space Science Center; the Institute for Study for Earth, Oceans and Space; and the Institute of Marine Science and Engineering. The English program is staffed by an inspiring faculty of winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Edgar Allen Poe Award and the Young Poets Award. In addition, the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, established in 1962, was recently selected second among all business schools in a nationwide pool of business school deans. UNH also graduates students who attend top-notch graduate schools, including Law School at Harvard and Cornell, Campus Engineering at Stanford, and Medical School at Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, and Harvard. Campus In recent years, several of the athletic facilities have received major upgrades and improvements. In September of 2001, the University completed a new $2.15 million track and field facility. The Jerry Azumah Performance Center, a strength and conditioning facility located in the UNH Field House, was dedicated on July 8, 2003. Renovations to the Center included the addition of 5,000 pounds of Olympic weights, 7,000 pounds of dumbbells, 14 Powerlift platform stations, 12 Hammer strength machines and an additional 15,000 pounds of weights. UNH athletics also added two $1.5 million outdoor artificial fields, Memorial Field and Bremner Field. Lundholm Gymnasium has received some major overhauls, including a new playing surface, new lights, new sound system, new bleacher system, new backboards and new scoreboards. The Paul Sweet Oval was also renovated to include new surfaces, lighting, painting, infrastructure upgrades and the replacement of windows that existed in the original architecture. In the 2012 offseason, Cowell Stadium was fitted with a brand new scoreboard while the football locker rooms were renovated as well. In the locker rooms, a new lighting system was installed while a 55-inch flat-screen TV and Fathead-designed murals featuring former players and UNH historical were added to the walls. A memorial of Todd Walker was also added in honor of the former Wildcat wide receiver. Walker suffered an untimely and heroic death March 18, 2011, in Boulder, Colo., when he stopped an attempted robbery and saved the life of a woman he was walking home. In November of 1995, construction of the $27 million Recreation and Sport Dimond Librar y Complex reached completion. The Whittemore Center includes a state-of-the-art 6,500 to 7,500 seat arena for hockey, concerts and convocations, as well as a new three-level recreational sports facility within the structure that had housed the old Snively Arena. In addition to the incredible improvements of its athletic facilities, the University has upgraded and renovated a large part of its academic campus as well. The latest addition to the expanding campus is the Paul College of Business and Economics, a 115,000 square foot academic building located on Garrison Avenue. Slated for completion in January 2013, the building will feature 16 technology-rich classrooms, totaling 950 new instructional seats. 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 21 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE There will also be 25 high-tech groups study rooms along with a two-story “Great Hall” for informal and special events. Outside of the facility, there will be a courtyard for outdoor activities and events. The building will be a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold facility, maintaining the University’s commitment to sustainable programs and facilities. The University broke ground on the project in May 2011. Thompson Hall, one of the standing historical landmarks of the University, has also been beautifully refurbished and restored. The University completed a $52 million renovation of Kingsbury Hall in October of 2007, adding 6,000 square feet of student project space for students in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, as well as a $4.5 million revamp of Hewitt Hall to expand the School of Health and Human Services. In addition, the 120,000 square foot Biological Sciences Building, Rudman Hall and the Spaulding Life Sciences Renovation project now provide state-of-the-art teaching and researching laboratories. Holloway Commons The University also spent $15 million to complete Morse Hall, a new science and engineering building as well as $8.2 million to modernize the Memorial Union Building. The revision to the existing student union building consisted of several upgrades including top kitchen and dining facilities, two theaters, student mailboxes, lounges and meeting rooms, as well as additional retail spaces such as the University Bookstore. Additionally, the University completed construction of the new dining facility on Main Street, Holloway Commons, as well as the renovation of the Dimond Library. Combining the atmosphere of a small New England liberal arts college with the resources and opportunities of a major research university, the University of New Hampshire is a place where all students can find or create their own niche and succeed. While the University offers an extremely broad academic base with an inspiring faculty, it also provides students with thousands of opportunities to get involved, either through athletics, campus recreation, student life, or research. The University is a dynamic community that not only challenges its members academically but also expands their understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity and leads to incredible growth as students, faculty, staff, and as a community. Mission Statement The mission of the intercollegiate athletics program at the University of New Hampshire is to provide student-athletes a collegiate experience that is enriched by their participation in programs which are competitive at the NCAA Division I level both regionally and nationally. The intercollegiate athletics program also plays an important role by enhancing the quality of life for the University and statewide community by being a source of pride and identification with the University while always maintaining high standards of academic scholarship and integrity. To fulfill its mission, the intercollegiate program must: 1. Provide student-athletes every opportunity to meet academic and athletic demands with the goal of graduating every student-athlete. 2. Provide resources necessary to field competitive teams with league affiliations, and to gain regional and national recognition. 3. Provide equitable opportunities for all intercollegiate athletics by the active recruitment of minority athletes, and provide equitable opportunities for all women student-athletes commensurate with that of their male counterparts. 4. Provide excellent facilities for all athletes to train, practice and play. 5. Conduct all operations within state and federal law, University policies, rules of the NCAA, and athletics conferences in which the University competes. Jerry Azumah ‘99 Former NFL Pro Bowler, Chicago Bears Susan Blanchard Ryan ’89 Star of movie “Open Water” Andy Brickley ’82 Former NHL Player & Analyst, Boston Bruins (NESN) Bobby Butler ‘10 NHL Player, Ottawa Senators Karyn Bye ’94 1998 Olympic Gold, Ice Hockey Marcy Carsey ’66 Producer, Cosby Show & That 70’s Show Ty Conklin ’01 NHL Player, Detroit Red Wings Gary DeStefano ’78 President, Nike Global Operations Jack Edwards ’79 Announcer, Boston Bruins (NESN) Carlton Fisk ’69 Hall of Fame Baseball Player Corey Graham ’07 NFL Player, Chicago Bears John Irving ’65 Author, “Cider House Rules” Chip Kelly ‘90 Head Football Coach, Oregon Distinguished Alumni Jason Krog, ‘99 Swedish Elite Player, HV71 Kathryn Kross ’82 Executive Producer, “Bloomberg News” Richard Linnehan ’80 NASA Astronaut John Lynch ’74 New Hampshire Governor Jackie MacMullan ’82 Journalist, ESPN & ESPN.com Mike Minnigan ’78 Owner, Minigan Properties; Former VP AOL Mike O’Malley ’92 Actor,“Glee”“My Name is Earl” “Yes, Dear” Peter Paul ’67 Owner, Paul Financial & Peter Paul Wines Robert Towse ’63 Senior Partner, Morgan Stanley Barbara Walsh ’81 Pulitzer-prize winner, Portland Press Herald Chris Wragge ‘92 Co-Anchor, CBS News’ The Early Show 22 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD NEW HAMPSHIRE REGION Amtrak’s Downeaster, with a station located on campus, is a great way to travel to Boston or Portland. As a passenger, you’ll enjoy overlooking miles of scenic landscape along the way. The University itself is located just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. Historic Portsmouth Harbor, less than 10 miles from UNH, offers many shopping and fine dining opportunities, while Hampton Beach, to the south, is a popular vacation spot. Less than a two-hour drive north is the White Mountain region of New Hampshire, which offers numerous skiing and hiking opportunities. Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeast. Ocean, mountains, sandy beaches and charming port cities are all within a short drive. The Lakes Region of New Hampshire is located to the north. The crown jewel of the region is Lake Winnipesaukee, which is one of the largest lakes in the Northeast. Countless recreational activities exist on the many lakes in the area. Just an hour south of the campus is Boston, the cultural “hub” of New England. There, visitors can enjoy a baseball game at historic Fenway Park, visit Quincy Market or walk the Freedom Trail, which features many of the sites where early American history was made. 2012-13 Schedule Cross Country Date Aug. 31 Sep. 14 Sep. 21 Sep. 28 Oct. 7 Oct. 13 Oct. 27 Nov. 9 Nov. 17 vs. Providence, Maine Pre Conference Meet at Maine at Paul Short Invitational at New England Championships Pre-Nationals Meet America East Championships at NCAA Northeast Regional at NCAA Championships Meet Durham, N.H. Durham, N.H. Orono, ME Bethlehem, PA Westfield, MA Louisville, Ky. Durham, N.H. Madison, Conn. Louisville, KY Site Indoor Track & Field Date Dec. 1 Dec. 7 Dec. 8 Jan. 19 Jan. 25 Feb. 2 Feb. 11 -12 Feb. 16 Feb. 22-23 Mar. 2-3 Mar. 8 at Jay Carisella Carnival Maine Heptathlon Maine vs. Holy Cross, Stonehill at Boston Indoor Games at URI Invitational at America East Championships Open Home Meet at New England Championships at IC4A Championships at NCAA Championships Meet Boston, MA Durham, N.H. Durham, N.H. Durham, N.H. Boston, MA Kingston, R.I. Boston, MA Durham, N.H. Boston, MA Boston, MA Fayetteville, AR Site Outdoor Track & Field Date Mar. 30 Apr. 6 Apr. 13 Apr. 17-18 Apr. 20 Apr. 23 Apr. 24-26 Apr. 27 May 4-5 May 9-11 May 10-12 May 23-25 Jun. 5-8 at Maine vs Holy Cross, Maine Wildcat Invitational at Holy Cross Decathlon at Stony Brook Invitational at Holy Cross, Rhode Island at Penn Relays at UMass Invitational at America East Championships at New England Championships at IC4A Championships at NCAA East Regional at NCAA Championships Meet Orono, ME Durham, N.H. Durham, N.H. Worcester, MA Stony Brook, N.Y. Worcester, MA Philadelphia, PA Amherst, MA Vestal, N.Y. Easton, MA Princeton, N.J. Greensboro, N.C. Eugene, OR Site www.unhwildcats.com