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NAME Nicolle Adams Priscilla Appiagyei Ariana Bass Natalie Bonham Sarah Carlyle Brittney Creamer Stephanie Curcio Nicole Dow Alexa Doyer Kelly Drosnock Cathleen Ficht Adriana Fox Flake Gjonbalaj Carolyn Grime Stephanie Hanson Caitlyn Hauswirth Mahrukh Khawaja # Name Kayla Koonz 00 Luke Citriniti Diana Kornberg 0 Matt Hament 1 Nenad Cudic Kristalena Lamore 3 BojanLawson Delibasic Brittney 4 Cedomir Tomcic Stefanie Lombardi 5 Anthony Buehler Kaycee 6 JamieMartinez Thomas Nicole McClintock 7 Vernon Perinchief 8 Ivan McMaster Guarin Janiene 9 Andreas Blamo Biliana Mihaylova 10 Carlos Villa Catie Nyitray 12 Patrick Boucher Elisabeth Paige 14 Jorge Rodriguez Erica Paulson 15 Kevin Lewis 16 Lucas Dantas Rebecca Perry 17 James Stamopoulos Marisa Poleto 18 Jordan Bar Erica Prino 19 Andrew Liapis Kenterra Richardson 20 Sam Groves 21 HowardRobinson Wong Breeanna 22 Lucas Ruffo Miranda Wallace 23 Kevin Hall Melanie Wilson 24 Ben Poppen Larisa Woykovsky 25 Scott St. Cyr

CLASS So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Pos. Cl. Fr. GK So. Jr. GK So. GK So. Sr. D Jr. Fr. D Sr. Sr. D Jr. Sr. M Jr.. Fr. F Sr. M Sr. Fr. F Sr. Jr. F Sr. Fr. F/M So. Fr. D/M So. Sr. M Fr. M So. So. M Jr. Fr. GK Jr. So. M So. So. M Jr. F/M Sr. So. F/M So. So. M Sr. Sr. D Fr. So. D So.

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GK

Aaron Utman

Fr.

EVENT HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL/PREVIOUS Multi/Jumps Schoharie, NY/Schoharie Sprints/Jumps South Windsor, CT/South Windsor Hurdles/Mid. Dist. Penacook, NH/Concord Multi Glastonbury, CT/Glastonbury Sprints Wilbraham, MA/Minnechaug Regional Distance Peabody, MA/Peabody Distance Ronkonkoma, NY/Sachem North Mid. Dist. Seymour, CT/Seymour Multi Mechanic Falls, ME/Poland Regional Throws Nazareth, PA/Nazareth Area Mid. Dist. Floral Park, NY/Floral Park Memorial Sprints Falmouth, ME/Falmouth Throws West Hartford, CT/Hall Throws Northford, CT/North Branford Sprints/Hurdles Warren, NJ/Watchung Hills Regional Hurdles/Jumps Holbrook, NY/Sachem North Sprints Sayville, NY/Connetquot Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School/Last School Distance Gardiner, NY/New Paltz 6-1 200 Niskayuna, NY/Niskayuna Throws Highland Mills, NY/Monroe Woodbury/Wheaton 6-0 160 Richmond, VT/Mount Mansfield Union 6-2 175 Novi Sad, Serbia/Fourth Grammar/Auburn at Montgomery Sprints/Jumps Hudson,Univ. MA/Hudson 5-10 175 Novi Sad, Serbia/SvetozarRI/Woonsocket Markovic Gynasium Throws Woonsocket, 6-5 215 Novi Sad, Serbia/Mid-Continent Univ. Distance North Providence, RI/North Providence 6-0 160 Seymour, CT/Seymour Sprints/Hurdles South Yarmouth, MA/Dennis Yarmouth Reg. 6-2 155 Edinburgh, Scotland/George Watson’s College Sprints East Hartford, CT/East Hartford 5-11 160 Southampton, Bermuda/South Kent 5-11 Periera, Colombia/White Plains/Herkimer CC Mid. Dist. 160 Bronx, NY/Cardinal Spellman 5-10 185 Monrovia, Liberia/Hall/Manchester CC Distance Ayer, MA/Ayer 6-1 175 Las Conchas, Guatemala/Arrayanes/San Jacinto Throws Franklin Square, NY/H. Frank Carey 5-7 160 Cromwell, CT/Cromwell Distance Morrisville,East VT/Peoples Academy 5-7 140 Hartford, CT/East Hartford Distance Eugene, OR/Churchill 5-11 165 Pawcatuck, CT/Stonington 5-9 150 Framingham, MA/Framingham Throws Danbury, CT/Danbury 5-6 150 Mississauga, Ontario/Port Credit Secondary Sprints Albany, NY/Colonie 6-1 190 Barnstable/Fairfield University Sprints/Jumps Wall, NJ/Wall Township 5-9 145 Manalapan, NJ/Christian Brothers Academy Sprints Temple Hills, MD/Forestville MilitaryAcademy Acad. 5-7 150 Sutton, MA/Worcester 5-8 150 St. Catherine, Jamaica/Wolmer’s Boys School/SanAcad. Jacinto Sprints/Jumps East Hampstead, NH/Pinkerton 5-7 165 Sao Paulo, Brazil/Pueri Domus Jumps Lisbon, CT/Norwich Free Acad. 5-10 Portland, OR/Lake Oswego Mid. Dist. 150 Wyckoff, NJ/Ramapo 5-10 160 Ankenny, IA/Ankenny Mid. Dist. 170 Manchester,Easton, CT/Manchester 5-11 CT/Joel Barlow 6-4

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Princeton, NJ/Hopewell Valley Central

HEAD COACH: Kathy Manizza HEAD COACH: Dan Gaspar (Hartford ASSISTANT COACHES: Peter’74-’78) Koumlelis, Nicole Toney, Elizabeth Foster ASSISTANT COACHES: David Kelly (Maine 90), Ryan Carr (Hartford ’06)


Table of Contents

2009-10 Women’s Cross Country & Track and Field Quick Facts

2009-10 Women’s Roster.......................IFC Contents............................................................ 1 Quick Facts...........................................................1 Directions to Campus.......................................1 Coaching Staff Head Coach Kathy Manizza....................... 2 Assistant Coach Peter Koumlelis................. 3 Assistant Coach Nicole Toney..................... 3 Assistant Coach Elizabeth Foster................ 3 2009-10 Season Preview................................4 2009-10 Key Returning Profiles............... 6 2009-10 Key Newcomer Profiles........... 16 2008 Cross Country Season Review...... 18 Track and Field Record Boards.............. 19 America East Conference....................... 20 University of Hartford Hartford and The Region...........................22 University Profile.........................................23 President Walter Harrison.........................24 Director of Athletics Patricia H. Meiser...................................25 Strength & Conditioning............................26 Athletic Training..........................................27 Athletics........................................................28 2009-10 Schedules....................Back Cover

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION Name.........................................................................University of Hartford Location.......................................................................... West Hartford, CT Founded..............................................................................................1877 Enrollment......................................................................................... 4,842 Nickname......................................................................................... Hawks Colors............................................................................. Scarlet and White Affiliation........................................................................... NCAA Division I Conference...............................................................................America East President.............................................................................Walter Harrison Director of Athletics......................................................... Patricia H. Meiser TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach....................................................... Kathy Manizza (11th Year) Alma Mater.............................................................................. Fresno State Phone.................................................................................. 860.768.5710 E-mail..................................................................... manizza@hartford.edu Assistant Coach............................................. Peter Koumlelis (Second Year) Alma Mater.......................................................................... Connecticut ’03 Phone ................................................................................. 860.768.4949 E-mail.....................................................................koumlelis@hartford.edu Assistant Coach......................................................Nicole Toney (First Year) Alma Mater..................................................................................... LSU ’04 Phone...................................................................................................860.768.4949 Assistant Coach.................................................Elizabeth Foster (First Year) Alma Mater..............................................................................Hartford ’09 Phone.................................................................................. 860.768.5710 E-mail........................................................................efoster@hartford.edu HARTFORD SPORTS INFORMATION Cross Country/Track and Field Contact..................................... Sarah Cote Office Phone........................................................................ 860.768.5110 Email..............................................................................cote@hartford.edu Sports Information Fax........................................................ 860.768.4068 Website.................................................................www.HartfordHawks.com Hartford Hawks Hotline....................................................... 860.768-5555

On the Front Cover: Three valuable members of the cross country and track and field teams grace the front cover of the 2009-10 University of Hartford Women’s Cross Country & Track and Field Media Guide. Ariana Bass, a senior distance runner, led the Hawks through the 2009 cross country season. Kayce Martinez, also a senior, returns for her final stint at Hartford after a successful 2008-09 season in the hurdles. Sophomore Kristalena Lamore is the Hawks’ top returner in the horizontal jumps. Credits: The 2009-10 University of Hartford Women’s Cross Country & Track and Field Media Guide is a production of the Hartford Sports Information Office. It was written and designed by Sarah Cote, Sports Information Assistant. Editorial assistance was provided by Dan Ruede, Sam Angell and the coaching staff. Photography was provided by Steve McLaughlin and the Hartford Sports Information Archives.

2009 Hartford Hawks Cross Country & Track and Field

2009 Hartford Women’s Cross Country & Track and Field

Department of Athletics Mission Statement The mission of the University of Hartford Athletics Department is to enhance the educational and personal development of all students by providing equitable intercollegiate, intramural, and recreational athletic opportunities in an environment that promotes excellence and wellness. We value academic achievement as the primary measure of a successful student-athlete and integrity as the hallmark of a successful program.

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Head Coach Kathy Manizza

kathy

MANIZZA

Head Coach • 11th Season • Fresno State

Kathy Manizza was named the head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams at the University of Hartford in February, 2000. She enters her 11th season as the Hawks’ head coach. Manizza took over the reins of the Hartford program after serving seven years as the head coach at Eastern Connecticut State University. Since coming to Hartford, Manizza was instrumental in adding the indoor track and field season to the program and revising the outdoor schedule. In 2004, Manizza produced the first New England champion in school history, and during her 10-year tenure, she has coached numerous New England qualifiers. In the spring of 2008, the track and field program had its first two individual America East conference champions. Additionally, Manizza coached Kaycee Martinez to the NCAA East Regionals, marking the first time in the history of the program that the Hawks have made an appearance in the event. Additionally, Christopher Spivey of the track and field program was named the America East Sportsman of the Year in 2006, and most recently, Latasha Jarrett became the second Hartford student-athlete to earn this distinction. In September of 2008, Jarrett was also selected as the NCAA Division I Sportswoman of the Year. Under Manizza’s guidance, two track and field student-athletes earned individual titles at the America East Championship and New England Championship in the spring of 2009. At the conference championship, Elizabeth Foster took home a pair of individual victories in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000-meter run and was named the Outstanding Female Performer of the Championship following the meet. Kaycee Martinez became the second New England champion in school history when she was the top-finisher in the 400-meter hurdles at the New England Championship. The duo also competed at the 2009 NCAA East Regionals, marking the second-straight season – and just the second time in the program’s history – that a Hartford student-athlete makes an individual appearance in the event. While at Eastern, Manizza coached several All-New England athletes, including New England champions in the long jump and javelin and two NCAA qualifiers, as well as a three-time All-American in the long jump. A graduate of Fresno State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science, Manizza also has two years of graduate study at the University of Connecticut in animal reproductive and exercise physiology. As well as being an avid runner, Manizza is also active in canoe and kayak racing. She was selected as the U.S. Paddler of the Year in 1997 and was a national champion in 1996, 1998 and 2004. In the summer of 2008, Manizza placed second at the United States Marathon team trials held in Holyoke, MA. Manizza currently resides in Bolton, CT with her husband, Ken, their son, Greg, and their dog, Nala.

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nicole

peter KOUMLELIS

TONEY

Assistant Coach Second Season Connecticut ’03

Assistant Coach First Season LSU ’04

Peter Koumlelis enters his second season as an assistant cross country and track and field coach after gaining coaching experience at both the high school and collegiate levels. Most recently, Koumlelis coached at Springfield College, serving as an assistant to the men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field programs for four years. At Springfield, Koumlelis coached numerous conference champions in the men’s programs, as well as multiple All-Division III New England, All-Division III ECAC and all New England honorees. Additionally, he coached several national qualifiers and three Division III All-Americans. Prior to Springfield, Koumlelis served as an assistant boy’s outdoor track and field coach at South Windsor High School, working with the team’s throwers. During his final year at Springfield, Koumlelis served as an assistant coach to the CCC East conference champion girl’s outdoor track and field team at South Windsor. He also coached the second runner-up in the girl’s hammer throw at the state championship. Koumlelis was a student-athlete at the University of Connecticut where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2003. At Connecticut, he was a member of the indoor track and field team as a weight thrower, and was also a member of the outdoor track and field team as a hammer thrower. Koumlelis continued his education at Springfield College, receiving his Master’s of Education in Psychology with a concentration in athletic counseling. Koumlelis has earned a USATF Level I coaching certificate and is also Level II coaching certified in the throws. He is also the co-founder of ConnQuest, a USATF Elite Development Club. At Hartford, his responsibilities will include working with the throwers and jumpers.

liz

FOSTER Cross Country Assistant Coach First Season Hartford ’09

Nicole Toney, who previously served three seasons at Hartford as a part-time assistant coach, joins the coaching staff as a full-time assistant. Prior to her stints with the Hawks, Toney was an eight-time All-American long and triple jumper at Louisiana State University where she received her degree in psychology in 2004. She was instrumental in helping the Lady Tigers earn three-straight NCAA Indoor team titles. At LSU, Toney was an NCAA indoor triple jump national champion in 2002. Additionally, the West Hartford native was also an Olympic Trials finalist in the event in 2004, and was crowned the high school national champion in the pentathlon while attending Conard High School. Additionally, Toney was a high school All-American in the heptathlon and the triple jump, and holds the state of Connecticut’s high school triple jump record. Toney has earned a USATF Level I coaching certificate.At Hartford, Toney will primarily assist with the sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and multi-event athletes.

2009 Hartford Hawks Cross Country & Track and Field

Cross Country & Track and Field Coaching Staff

Foster, a native of Ellington, CT, reunites with a program and coach with which she is very familiar as a part-time assistant coach. A graduate of Hartford in 2009, Foster was a four-year member of the cross country and track and field teams. As a distance runner at the University of Hartford, Foster closed out her cross country and track and field careers with impressive senior seasons. In the 2008 cross country season, she led the Hawks at the America East Championship with a 14th place finish in a field of 76, finishing the 5,000-meter course in a personalbest time of 18:15.0. On the track, Foster’s senior campaign was highlighted by two outdoor America East titles in the 5,000-meter run and the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Her time of 10:43.30 in the 3k steeplechase qualified her for the NCAA East Regionals, where she posted a time of 10:54.12 placing 21st overall in her first NCAA Championship appearance. At Hartford, Foster will primarily assist with the distance runners while pursuing her Doctorate in physical therapy.

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2009-10 Season Preview The University of Hartford women’s cross country and track and field teams look at the upcoming 2009-10 season as one to improve on. The Hawks return several members from a 2008-09 squad that saw the program’s best finish in the America East Track and Field Championships, including some athletes who are very capable of contending for top spots in their respective events.

Distance & Middle Distance With the graduation of Liz Foster, who rewrote the Hartford record book in the distance events, the Hawks will need to fill the void in the long races. The women’s distance and middle distance group is coming off a cross country season that saw major strides taken by the Hawks. Senior Ariana Bass returns to the track after proving to be a strong competitor this fall, leading the Hawks in three cross country meets. The indoor 500-meter school record holder will look to form a strong dominant middle distance contingent. Senior Melanie Wilson, the indoor 800-meter school record holder, will look to add depth to the Hawks’ middle distance runners. After a disappointing junior year of injuries, Stefanie Lombardi, one of Hartford’s top female runners, looks for a strong return in the 3,000-meter indoor event and the outdoor 5k and 10k. Newcomer Kayla Koonz is coming off a solid cross country season where she was the Hawks’ top-finisher at three meets. She will look to fill the shoes of Foster in the 3000-meter steeplechase and distance events.

Sprints & Hurdlers Nearly the entire group of sprinters and hurdlers return to help anchor the Hawks’ short distances. The Hartford coaching staff is looking forward to leadership from a very talented pair of seniors. The hurdlers will be led by Kaycee Martinez who dominated the 400-meter hurdles in 2009. Last season, the school record holder captured the New England Championship and was an NCAA Regional qualifier for the secondstraight season. Martinez is also a two-time All-New England selection in the outdoor event and was crowned the America East champion in 2008. On the indoor track, Martinez holds the 400-meter run school record and was an All-New England pick.

Marisa Poleto

The hurdle and sprint group will also get help from Ariana Bass who is eager to make a great impact in her final year with the Hawks. The senior currently holds the school record for the 500-meter run (indoor) and has been a consistent championship point earner in the event. During the outdoor season, Bass added points at the America East and New England Championships in the 400-meter hurdles. Freshman Stephanie Hanson headlines the list of newcomers as she looks to make an instant impact in her rookie campaign in the 55-meter hurdles and the 100-meter hurdles. In addition, both Martinez and Bass return to Hartford’s 4x400-meter relay team that scored a sixth place finish at the outdoor conference championship in a school record -breaking time.

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Junior Marisa Poleto and sophomore Kristalena Lamore return from the school record breaking 4x100-meter (outdoor) relay team. With the addition of newcomers Priscilla Appiagyei and Nicole McClintock, the foursome should be able to rewrite Hartford’s record book in the relays.


Multi Events Leading the way in the multi events will be sophomore Nicolle Adams who is coming off a 2008-09 season where she had significant improvements in the hurdles, jumps and throws. In the indoor season, she recorded a new 55-meter hurdle school record while notching her season-best performances in the final meets of her rookie season. Additionally, she nearly broke the pentathlon and heptathlon records, and will look to contend these records in her second season with the Hawks. Newcomer Alexa Doyer will be a solid back-up and point-earner in the multi events, and freshman Natalie Bonham will provide depth for Hartford in the events.

Throws For the first time in the history of the track and field programs, the throwing events will be at its strongest under the leadership of its returners combined with a strong group of new faces. Rebecca Perry will headline the handful of leaders in the Hartford track and field program as she has been one of the Hawks’ top performers in the throwing events. The sophomore holds the school record in the weight throw and is ranked second on Hartford’s all-time list in the hammer throw. Perry will be joined by junior Flake Gjonbalaj, the javelin school record holder, and sophomore weight and hammer thrower Carolyn Grime. Senior captain Kelly Drosnock will also provide depth in the javelin. The Hawks are welcoming in a group of talented newcomers to the program this season, including sophomore Diana Kornberg who joins the team after transferring from Wheaton College where she was an All-New England performer in the indoor shot put as a freshman. Early advances in the discus will place her in the mix for points as well as contend for school records in both events. Brittney Lawson – a Rhode Island high school state champion in the weight throw and first team all-state hammer throw – looks to rewrite the Hartford record books in the throws. Along with qualifying for the high school indoor and outdoor nationals in the weight and hammer, Lawson was ranked eighth in the nation in the hammer throw. The rookie will also be a solid point scorer in the shot put event along with fellow freshman Catie Nyitray.

2009 Hartford Hawks Cross Country & Track and Field

2009-10 Season Preview

Rebecca Perry

Jumps Although the members of both jumping teams are young, the squads are loaded with potential in its returning sophomores and incoming class. Kristalena Lamore will lead the horizontal jumps after coming off a successful freshman campaign. The sophomore rewrote the Hartford record book in her first year with the team as she put down the indoor long jump record as well as the outdoor records for the long jump and triple jump. Additionally, Lamore was the Hawks’ top-scorer in the jumps at the America East Indoor Championship, taking fourth place in the long jump.

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ariana

bass

distance/middle distance/sprints

5-5 • Senior Penacook, NH Concord

junior (2008-09)

Cross Country: Competed in all but one cross country events as a junior … a consistent top-five finisher … season-best time for the 5k came at the America East Championship (21:08.50) … posted a personal-best time of 12:51.00 in the two mile course at the CCSU Mini-Meet. Indoor Track and Field: Competed in the sprints and mid-distance events during the indoor season … placed sixth at the America East Championship in the 500-meter run, posting a time of 1:17.35 … earned All-New England honors with a fifth place finish in the 500-meter, recording a school record-breaking time of 1:16.36 at the New England Championship … took first place in the 500-meter event at the Harvard Invitational (1:18.88) … broke the previous school record in the 600-meter run, posting a time of 1:43.04 at the Wesleyan Cardinal Invitational … won the 800-meter run at the Vermont Invitational with a time of 2:27.82 … recognized as the America East Track Performer of the Week (December 14). Outdoor Track and Field: Ran the 400-meter hurdles at five meets as a junior … earned eighth place in the hurdles at the America East Championship with a time of 1:05.87 … named All-New England for placing seventh in the 400-meter hurdles (1:04.33) … posted a season- and personal-best 400-meter hurdles time of 1:03.73 in the preliminaries of the America East Championship … ran a leg of the 4x400-meter relay team that took first at the Trinity Invitational (4:08.50) … a member of the school record holding 4x400-meter team that earned sixth at the America East Championship (3:53.65) … earned All-New England honors for running a leg of the sixth place 4x400-meter relay squad at the New England Championship.

sophomore (2007-08)

Cross Country: Competed in all but one cross country events … ran a season-best time of 21:12.90 in the 5k at the Quinnipiac Invitational … placed 16th overall at the Stony Brook Invitational with a time of 18:10.92 in the 4K course. Indoor Track and Field: Competed in the 400-meter and 500-meter events during the indoor season … broke the previous

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500-meter school record at the preliminaries of the America East Championship (1:18.12) … went on to place 10th at the America East Championship in the 500-meter run with a time of 1:19.18 … won the 500-meter dash at the Dartmouth Classic (1:19.50) … a member of the previous school record holding 4x200-meter and 4x400-meter teams. Outdoor Track and Field: Competed in the 400-meter hurdles, seeing a season-best time of 1:04.20 at the Holy Cross Invitational … placed 15th at the America East Championship (1:06.99) and 10th at the New England Championship (1:06.30) … ran a leg of the previous school record holding 4x400-meter team.

FRESHMAN (2007-08)

Cross Country: Competed in all six meets during her rookie campaign … a consistent top-five finisher … season-best 5k time came at the America East Championship, where she placed 58th with a personal-best time of 19:57.50 … finished 27th overall at the Central Connecticut Invitational with a time of 20:47.00 in the 5k course. Indoor Track and Field: Ran the hurdles as well as the 400-meter and 500-meter runs … broke the previous school record in the 500-meter event at the New England Championship with a time of 1:19.92, finishing 22nd overall … saw a season-best 400-meter time of 1:01.71 at the Reebok Indoor Games. Outdoor Track and Field: Ran the 400-meter hurdles at six meets as a rookie … hit her season-best time in the 400-meter hurdles at the New England Championship (1:06.68), finishing 22nd overall.

Before Hartford

A four-year member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams, and a three-year member of the cross country team at Concord High School ... was the NH State champion in the 300-meter hurdles in 2006 and was a member of the winning 4x200-meter indoor team for the state championship ... was named the most valuable player of the cross country team in 2006 ... also played one year of soccer ... received the National Silver Key for Scholastic Art and Writing Achievements in 2003.

2009 Hartford Hawks Cross Country & Track and Field

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major

Enrolled in the Hartford Art School, majoring in illustration.

Ariana’s Personal Bests: XC Indoor Outdoor

55m HH 9.79 -

60m HH 10.51 -

400m IH 1:07.73

400m 1:00.06 -

500m 1:16.36 -

600m 1:43.04 -

800m 2:27.82 2:22.97

5000m. 19:57.50 -

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2009-10 Key Returning Profiles

stefanie

LOMBARDI distance

5-2 • Senior North Providence, RI North Providence junior (2008-09)

Cross Country: Competed in five meets as a junior … a consistent top-five finisher … ran her season-best 5k time at the Ted Owen Invitational, clocking in at 19:15.00 … raced to a 20:39.80 finish at the 5k course at the America East Championship, placing 65th overall … posted a time of 17:40.00 in the 4k distance at the Trinity Invitational. Indoor Track and Field: A distance runner who hit her seasonbest 3000-meter time at the New England Championship at 10:45.65 for a 25th place finish … placed 19th at the America East Championship with a time of 10:46.30. Outdoor Track and Field: Competed in the 800-meter, 1500-meter and 5000-meter events during the outdoor season … recorded a season-best 5000-meter time at the Trinity Invitational (18:45.44) and posted a time of 5:10.96 in the 1500-meter run at the Trinity Invitational.

sophomore (2007-08)

Cross Country: Competed in all six cross country events, leading the Hawks in every meet … finished in the top-10 in three out of six races … posted a third place finish in the 4k course at the Stony Brook Invitational (16:42.66) … season-best 5k time was 19:20.50 at the Quinnipiac Invitational … placed 30th at the America East Championship, clocking in at 19:22.30. Indoor Track and Field: Competed in the distance events during the indoor season … broke her previous school record in the mile run (5:16.89), a personal-best … also broke the previous school record in the 5000-meter run (18:27.44), finishing ninth at the America East Championship … was a member of the previous indoor school record holding 4x800-meter team. Outdoor Track and Field: Competed in the mid-distance and distance events during the outdoor season … broke the previous 1500-meter school record at the UNH Wildcat Invitational (4:47.06) … placed 10th while breaking the previous

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5000-meter school record at the America East Championship with a time of 18:21.28 … ran a leg of the previous school record holding 4x800-meter relay squad.

FRESHMAN (2006-07)

Cross Country: Competed in all six cross country events … was the Hawks’ top-finisher in five out of six cross country meets as a rookie … season- and personal-best 5k time of 18:58.80 came at the America East Championship, where she finished 35th overall … opened the season with a sixth place finish at the Central Connecticut Invitational (19:07.00). Indoor Track and Field: Broke the previous school records in the 800-meter run (2:24.33), 1000-meter run (3:09.21), mile run (5:26.08) and the 3000-meter run (10:31.15) … 3000-meter time was a personal-best set at the America East Championship, where she placed ninth … won the 1000-meter run at the Wesleyan Invite and was the top finisher in the mile run at the Wesleyan Cardinal Invitational. Outdoor Track and Field: Posted a season-best outdoor time in the 5000-meter event at the UConn Alumni Invitational (18:30.28), placing second overall … finished 18th at the New England Championship in the 5000-meter run with a time of 18:39.80 … placed 12th at the America East Championship (4:48.26) and 22nd at the New England Championship (4:53.11) in the 1500-meter run … saw a season-best 1500-meter time of 4:47.67 at the UMass 8-Way Meet.

BEFORE HARTFORD

A four-year member of the cross country, indoor track and outdoor track teams at North Providence High School ... named first team all-state for cross country in 2003, 2004 and 2005 ... named second team all-state for cross country in 2002 and outdoor track in 2006 ... named third team all-state for indoor track.

MAJOR

2009 Hartford Hawks Cross Country & Track and Field

2009-10 Key Returning Profiles

Enrolled in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, majoring in health sciences.

Stefanie’s Personal Bests: XC Indoor Outdoor

800m 2:24.33 2:26.69

1000m 3:09.21 -

1500m 4:47.06

3000m 10:31.15 -

5000m 18:58.80 18:27.44 18:21.28

Mile 5:16.89 -

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kaycee

MARTINEZ sprints/hurdles

5-7 • Senior South Yarmouth, MA Dennis Yarmouth Regional junior (2008-09)

Cross Country: Ran in all but one cross country event during her junior season … a consistent top-five finisher … recorded a season- best 5k time of 20:51.00 at the America East Championship where she placed 67th overall … clocked-in with a personal-best two mile time of 12:22.00 at the CCSU Mini-Meet. Indoor Track and Field: Competed in the hurdles, 400-meter run, 500-meter run and 800-meter run during the indoor season … saw a season- and personal-best time of 8.39 in the 55-meter hurdles preliminaries at the Wesleyan Cardinal Invitational … placed second overall in the finals at Wesleyan with a time of 9.06 … holds the school record in the 400-meter run, breaking her previous with a time of 57.71 in the preliminaries of the New England Championship … named All-New England for finishing seventh overall in the 400-meter run at the New England Championship, and also placed seventh overall at the America East Championship (58.83) … compiled 2,239 points at the URI Pentathlon, which included a first place performance in the 800-meter run (2:25.87) … ran a leg of the school record holding 4x800-meter relay squad (9:31.62). Outdoor Track and Field: Ran the hurdles during the outdoor season … won the 400-meter hurdles at five meets as a junior … hit her seasonand personal-best in the 400-meter hurdles, while breaking the previous school record and running an NCAA qualifying time, in the preliminaries of the New England Championship with a time of 1:00.57 … earned All-New England for winning the 400-meter hurdles at the New England Championship (1:01.49) … took fourth place in the 400-meter hurdles at the America East Championship (1:01.07) … competed at the NCAA East Regionals for the second-straight season, finishing 32nd overall in the preliminaries with a time of 1:02.42 … saw a season-best 100-meter hurdle time of 15.37 at the UConn Invitational … named All-New England for running a leg of the sixth place 4x400-meter relay team (3:54.49) at the New England Championship … also ran a leg of the school record holding 4x400-meter relay squad that placed sixth at the conference championship (3:53.65) … named to the America East Outdoor Track and Field All-Academic team.

sophomore (2007-08)

Cross Country: Competed in all but one cross country event … season-best cross country finish came at the America East Championship, where she posted a time of 21:00.70 in the 5k course, placing 61st overall … saw a two mile time of 12:40.00 at the CCSU Mini-Meet.

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Indoor Track and Field: Ran the 400-meter, 500-meter and 55-meter hurdles during the indoor season … broke the previous 400-meter school


record at the America East Championship with a time of 58.16, taking sixth place overall … posted a 14th place finish in the 400-meter run at the New England Championship (58.16) … saw a season-best time of 8.89 in the 55-meter hurdles at the Reebok Indoor Games … won the 55-meter hurdles at the Wesleyan Invitational (9.13) … a member of the previous school record-holding 4x200-meter and 4x400-meter relay squads … named the America East Track Performer of the Week on December 12.

major

Enrolled in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, majoring in special education and elementary education.

Outdoor Track and Field: Competed in the 400-meter run and the hurdles events during the outdoor season … saw top finishes in 10 out of 12 meets during the outdoor season … broke the previous school record in the 400-meter event at the Holy Cross Invitational with a time of 59.27, a personal-best … saw a personal-best performance and broke the previous school record in the 100-meter hurdles at the UMass Invitational with a time of 15.18 … saw four wins in the 400-meter hurdles, including a first place finish at the America East Championship (1:01.27), earning All-Conference honors while breaking the previous school record … named All-New England following a second place finish at the New England Championships (1:01.91), where she qualified for the NCAA East Regional Meet … placed 29th at the NCAA Regional Meet in the preliminaries with a time of 1:03.18 … a member of the previous school record holding 4x400-meter relay team … named the America East Track Performer of the Week on April 12.

FRESHMAN (2006-07)

Cross Country: Competed in every cross country meet during her rookie season … a top-five finisher in all six meets … ran a season- and personal-best 5k time of 20:15.00 at the Connecticut College Invitational … raced to a 12:43 finish in the two mile course at the CCSU Mini-Meet. Indoor Track and Field: Competed in the 55-meter hurdles and sprints events during the indoor season … hit a season-best 400-meter time of 59:46 at the New England Championship, placing 13th overall … placed 14th at the America East Championship in the 400-meter run with a time of 1:00.24 … posted a top-finish in the 400-meter event at the Wesleyan Invite (1:01.51) … saw a season-best 55-meter hurdles time of 9.10 at the Sorlein Invitational. Outdoor Track and Field: Ran the hurdles and the 400-meter run … broke the previous school record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.68 at the America East Championship, finishing 12th overall … saw a season-best time in the 400-meter hurdles at the America East Championship, breaking the previous school record with a time of 1:05.59 for an 11th place finish.

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BEFORE HARTFORD

A graduate of Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School ... participated in cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field teams ... placed fourth in the 300m indoor race at New Englands in the 2005-06 season ... finished fifth in the 300-meter hurdles in Massachusetts during the outdoor season in 2006 ... member of the National Honor Society.

Kaycee’s Personal Bests: XC Indoor Outdoor

55m HH 8.39 -

100m HH 15.18

400m IH 1:00.57

200m 27.37 -

400m 57.71 59.27

800m 2:25.87 -

5000m 20:15.00 -

Pent. 2,239 -

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melanie

WILSON distance/middle distance

5-5 • Senior Wyckoff, NJ Ramapo

junior (2008-09) Cross Country: Competed in six meets as a junior … saw her best cross country 5k time at the America East Championship, clocking-in at 20:48.40 and placing 66th … posted a two mile time of 12:39.00 at the CCSU Mini-Meet … competed at the NCAA Northeast Regionals, completing the 6k course in 26:40.10. Indoor Track and Field: Ran the 800-meter, 1000-meter and mile run events during the indoor season … holds the school record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:23.25 at the America East Championship … won the 800-meter run at the Wesleyan Cardinal Invitational (2:26.32) … ran the mile in 5:43.80 at the Vermont Invitational, a personal-best time … ran a leg of the school record breaking 4x800-meter relay team (9.31.62).. Outdoor Track and Field: Ran the 800-meter event at five meets in the outdoor season, seeing a season-and personal-best time of 2:20.96 at the America East Championship, where she placed 15th overall.

sophomore (2007-08) Cross Country: Competed in two cross country meets as a sophomore … competed at the New England Championship, completing the 5k course in 22:33.00.

FRESHMAN (2006-07)

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Cross Country: Ran all but one event during the cross country season … saw a season-best 5k time of 20:35.00 at the Connecticut College Invitational … placed 68th, posting a time of 20:35.10 at the America East Championship.


Indoor Track and Field: Ran the mid-distance events during the indoor season … recorded a second place finish with a time of 1:46.16 in the 600-meter run at the Wesleyan season opener in December … ran a personal-best 1000-meter time of 3:18.26 at the Sorlein Invitational. Outdoor Track and Field: Ran the 800-meter event at five meets during the outdoor season, seeing a seasonbest time of 2:27.72 at the America East Championship where she placed 16th.

BEFORE HARTFORD A three-year member of the cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field teams at Ramapo High School ... team was named the County Group B champions in 2004.

major

Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in psychology.

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Melanie’s Personal Bests: XC Indoor Outdoor

500m 1:25.97 -

600m 1:46.16 -

800m 2:23.25 2:20.96

1000m 3:18.26 -

5000m 20:35.00 -

Mile 5:43.80 -

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nicolle

adams multi events/jumps

5-7 • Sophomore Schoharie, NY Schoharie

FRESHMAN (2008-09)

Outdoor Track and Field: Notched season-best performances in the 100-meter hurdles (15.83), javelin (27.58-meters), high jump (1.49-meters) and 800-meter run (2:35.32) while participating in the heptathlon at the America East Championship, where she finished fourth overall with 4,175 points … competed in the heptathlon at the Holy Cross Multi Event recording 3,990 points while posting season-best performances in the long jump (5.39-meters), 200-meter dash (27.10) and the shot put (9.63-meters).

Indoor Track and Field: Ran the hurdles and competed in the jumps, shot put and pentathlon during her rookie season … broke the previous 55-meter hurdles record in the preliminaries of the America East Championship, posting a time of 8.71 and went on to place ninth overall at the Championships (8.85) … top-finisher in the 55-meter hurdles at the Wesleyan Cardinal Invitational with a time of 9.02 … season-best 60-meter hurdles time came at the Rider/Lafayette Invitational (9.48) … broke the previous triple jump school record at Vermont, combining for a distance of 10.95-meters and placing second overall … ranked 12th at the America East Championship (10.57-meters) and 14th at the New England Championship (10.73-meters) in the triple jump … season-best high jump height of 1.48-meters came during the pentathlon at the America East Championship … jumped a distance of 5.20-meters – a season-best – in the long jump at the New England Championship, placing 11th overall … tallied 2,985 points in the pentathlon at the America East Championship, placing eighth overall.

Before hartford

A four-year member of the Schoharie Central School track and field team … named most valuable player, most outstanding field performer and most outstanding runner … a first team a l l - s t a r selection … team was Section II Class C champions for three consecutive years …also played four years of soccer in high school.

Major

Enrolled in Hillyer College, majoring in liberal studies.

Nicolle’s Personal Bests:

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55m HH

60m HH

100m HH

200m

Indoor

8.71

9.48

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Outdoor

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15.83

27.10

800m

TJ

HJ

LJ

Shot

Jav.

Pent.

Hept.

2:37.88 10.95m

1.48m

5.20m

8.50m

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2,985

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2:35.32 10.32m

1.49m

5.39m

9.63m

27.58m

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4,175


kristalena

LAMORE sprints/jumps

5-5 • Sophomore Hudson, MA Hudson FRESHMAN (2008-09)

Indoor Track and Field: Ran the sprints and competed in the jumps during her rookie season … recorded a season-best 55-meter time of 7.65 at the Reebok Boston Invitational … ran the 200-meter dash in 26.60 at the Harvard Invitational … won the long jump at the Vermont Invitational, recording a distance of 5.27-meters … broke the previous long jump school record, hitting 5.41-meters at the Reebok Boston Invitational … posted a 20th place finish at the New England Championship (4.78-meters) … saw a personal-best and school record-breaking distance of 11.13-meters in the triple jump at the Reebok Boston Invitational … combined for 10.93-meters in the triple jump at the America East Championship, placing ninth overall … placed 17th in the triple jump at the New England Championship (10.61-meters). Outdoor Track and Field: Ran the springs and competed in the long jump and triple jump … saw a seasonbest 100-meter time o f 12.65 at the UMass Spring Meet … broke the school record in the long jump while placing fourth in the America East Championship with a distance of 5.61-meters … placed 18th overall at the New England Championship in the long jump (5.07-meters) … also broke the triple jump school record compiling a distance of 10/87-meters at the UMass Spring Meet.

Before hartford

A three-year member of the track and field team at Hudson High School … broke the district “E” Division 2 55-meter indoor record … broke the indoor school record for long jump … tied the school record in the long jump in 2008 …set the Wachusett Midland League meet record in long jump in 2008 …placed second in long jump and third in triple jump at the Central Massachusetts Division IV Meet in 2008 … placed seventh in the all-state meet in triple jump … broke the school record in the 200-meter, triple jump and 100-meter in 2007 … broke the Wachusett Midland League meet record for the long jump and the triple jump in 2007 … broke the triple jump record at the state district meet in 2007, also breaking a new school record … won the 200m at the state district meet in 2007 … placed second in the triple jump and third in the 200m at the Mass All-State Meet … placed ninth in the New England Regional 200m … set the indoor school record in the 300-meter in 2007 … broke the school record in the 55-meter in 2007 … set the school record in the 100-meter in 2006 … placed second at the state district competition in 2006 … also competed in gymnastics for three years in high school.

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Major

Enrolled in Hillyer College, majoring in liberal studies.

Kristalena’s Personal Bests: Indoor Outdoor

55m 7.65 -

100m 12.65

200m 26.60 27.25

LJ 5.41m 5.61m

TJ 11.13m 10.87m

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diana KORNBERG

priscilla appiagyei

throws

sprints/jumps

5-7 • Junior Highland Mills, NY Monroe Woodbury/ Wheaton BEFORE HARTFORD Transferred to Hartford after throwing for one year at Wheaton College … an indoor shot put All-New England selection as a freshman at Wheaton College ... an outdoor NEWMAC Conference runner-up in the shot put during her rookie season at Wheaton ... was a Division III ECAC runner-up in the indoor shot put and a Division III Provisional national qualifier in the shot put … a four-year member of the track and field teams at Monroe Woodbury High School … was a high school national qualifier in the shot put.

Major Enrolled in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, majoring in health sciences.

5-1 • Freshman South Windsor, CT South Windsor BEFORE HARTFORD A four-year member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams at South Windsor High School … broke the school record in the 400-meter run (58.46), long jump (5.33-meters) and triple jump (10.97-meters) … earned all-conference honors all four years … was named all-state in triple jump her junior year … received the Outstanding Athlete Award.

major Enrolled in the Hartt School, majoring in music education/instruction.


brittney LAWSON

nicole McCLINTOCK

throws

sprints

5-6 • Freshman Woonsocket, RI Woonsocket

5-1 • Freshman East Hartford, CT East Hartford

BEFORE HARTFORD A four-year member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams at Woonsocket High School … ranked eighth in the nation in the hammer throw … earned the Rhode Island state championship in the weight throw … was named all-state in the weight throw, hammer throw and shot put … won the New England Championship in the hammer throw … weight throw distance qualified her for the indoor high school national championship … qualified for the outdoor high school national championships in the hammer throw … broke the school record in the indoor shot put, outdoor shot put and hammer throw … a high school hammer throw national qualifier ... qualified for the USA Junior Nationals in the hammer throw event … also a fouryear member of the volleyball team and two-year member of the basketball team at Woonsocket.

BEFORE HARTFORD A four-year member of the track and field teams at East Hartford High School ... saw personal best times of 26.0 and 57.2 in the 200-meter run and 400-meter run, respectively ... holds three school records at East Hartford High School ... a two-time national qualifier her freshman and senior seasons ... also a member of the soccer team at East Hartford High School.

Major Enrolled in Hillyer College, majoring in liberal studies.

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major Enrolled in Hillyer College, majoring in liberal studies.

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Women’s 2008 Cross Country Season Review Trinity College Invitational

CCSU Ted Owen Invitational

Women’s 4k Race Hartford 7th out of 14 teams - 170 points 3. Elizabeth Foster........................ 16:55.00 14. Stefanie Lombardi................... 17:40.00 41. Ariana Bass............................... 18:26.00 61. Leanna Godfrey....................... 19:00.00 79. Kaycee Martinez...................... 19:36.00

Women’s 5k Race Hartford 5th out of 8 teams - 142 points 8. Elizabeth Foster........................ 18:33.00 20. Stefanie Lombardi................... 19:15.00 37. Leanna Godfrey....................... 19:48.00 48. Ariana Bass............................... 20:27.00 60. Kaycee Martinez...................... 21:08.00

Fairfield Invitational

New England Championship

September 6, 2008 Wickham Park - Manchester, CT

September 27, 2008 Fairfield, CT

Women’s 5k Race Hartford 6th out of 11 teams - 156 points 2. Elizabeth Foster........................ 19:04.95 21. Leanna Godfrey....................... 20:27.59 33. Stefanie Lombardi................... 20:42.70 58. Ariana Bass............................... 21:52.50 64. Kaycee Martinez...................... 22:00.56

CCSU Mini Meet October 25, 2008 New Britain, CT

Women’s 2 Mile Race Hartford 11th out of 14 teams - 270 points 7. Elizabeth Foster........................ 11:25.00 59. Kaycee Martinez...................... 12:22.00 71. Leanna Godfrey....................... 12:37.00 74. Melanie Wilson........................ 12:39.00 79. Ariana Bass............................... 12:51.00

September 20, 2008 New Britain, CT

October 11, 2008 Franklin Park - Boston, MA

Women’s 8k Race Hartford 44th out of 45 teams - 952 points 52. Elizabeth Fosther...................... 18:50.00 196. Stefanie Lombardi................... 20:28.00 209. Leanna Godfrey....................... 20:39.00 254. Kaycee Martinez...................... 21:34.00 256. Ariana Bass............................... 21:38.00

America East Championship

November 1, 2008 Oregon Ridge Park - Cockeysville, MD Women’s 8k Race Hartford 9th out of 9 teams - 238 points 14. Elizabeth Foster........................ 18:15.95 60. Leanna Godfrey....................... 20:18.60 65. Stefanie Lombardi................... 20:39.80 66. Melanie Wilson........................ 20:48.40 67. Kaycee Martinez...................... 20:51.00

NCAA Northeast Regionals November 15, 2008 Van Cortlandt Park - Bronx, NY

Women’s 5k Race Did not field a complete team 223. Leanna Godfrey....................... 25:55.60 237. Melanie Wilson........................ 26:40.10 246. Larisa Woykovsky.................... 29:11.30 Melanie Wilson

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EVENT 55-meter 200-meter 300-meter 400-meter 500-meter 600-meter 800-meter 1,000-meter Mile 3,000-meter 5,000-meter 55-meter HH 4x200-meter 4x400-meter 4x800-meter Distance Medley Long Jump Triple Jump High Jump Shot Put Weight Throw Pentathlon

WOMEN’S INDOOR RECORDS MARK ATHLETE(S) 7.24 Anike Orimogunje 25.15 Anike Orimogunje 46.31 Nicole Dow 7.71 Kaycee Martinez 1:16.36 Ariana Bass 1:43.04 Ariana Bass 2:23.25 Melanie Wilson 3:09.21 Stefanie Lombardi 5:08.36 Elizabeth Foster 10:03.59 Elizabeth Foster 17:33.33 Elizabeth Foster 8.71 Nicolle Adams 1:48.32 Poleto, Bass, Jarrett, Martinez 3:54.21 Poleto, Bass, Martinez, Jarrett 9:31.62 Poleto, Wilson, Foster, Martinez 12:38.90 Lombardi, Orimogunje, Wilson, Foster 5.41m Kristalena Lamore 11.13m Kristalena Lamore 1.68m Latasha Jarrett 10.83m Shay Brown 11.47m Rebecca Perry 3,060 Latasha Jarrett

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR RECORDS EVENT MARK ATHLETE(S) 100-meter 11.82 Anike Orimogunje 200-meter 24.17 Anike Orimogunje 400-meter 58.77 Marisa Poleto 800-meter 2:18.80 Erika Schramm 1,500-meter 4:43.85 Elizabeth Foster 5,000-meter 17:20.27 Elizabeth Foster 100-meter HH 15.18 Kaycee Martinez 400-meter IH 1:00.57 Kaycee Martinez 3,000-meter Steeple 10:43.30 Elizabeth Foster 4x100-meter 49.35 Orimogunje, Jarrett, Angnant, Kopka 4x400-meter 3:53.65 Poleto, Dow, Bass, Martinez 4x800-meter 9:40.57 Schramm, Foster, Godfrey, Lombardi Long Jump 5.61m Kristalena Lamore Triple Jump 10.87m Kristalena Lamore High Jump 1.65m Sherilyn Nicholas Latasha Jarrett Shot Put 11.18m Shay Brown Discus 37.31m Diana Christopoulos Javelin 33.53m Flake Gjonbalaj Hammer 38.41m Karen Bennetts Heptathlon 4,218 Latasha Jarrett

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America East Conference About America East...

Athletics…

Now in its third decade of operation, America East has evolved into one of the most comprehensive NCAA Division I conferences with a commitment to broad-based, competitive athletics programs, complementing the academic integrity and missions of the member institutions. Progressive in its approach to its more than 3,200 studentathletes, America East recognizes champions in each of its 20 sports: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball. America East also conducts the nation’s most comprehensive academic recognition program for student-athletes. With a geographic footprint covering the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast regions of the United States, America East strives to develop champions in academics, athletics and leadership at its nine member institutions: University at Albany, Binghamton University, Boston University, University of Hartford, University of Maine, UMBC, University of New Hampshire, Stony Brook University and University of Vermont.

Academics… •

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Vermont captured its fifth straight America East Academic Cup in 2009 after its student-athletes registered a cumulative 3.14 grade-point average, which tied the league’s best mark ever. Six other schools also earned a 3.0 GPA or better. America East’s 3,200 student-athletes registered a combined 3.05 GPA during the 2008-09 academic year, and over 60 percent of them were named to America East’s Academic Honor Roll for recording a GPA of 3.0 or better. Connor Tobin (Vermont), Dan Schultz (Boston University) and Cornelia Carapcea (UMBC) were tabbed ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Americans, while 26 others were All-District selections. Vermont’s Connor Tobin (soccer) and Kristen Millar (lacrosse) were the America East Male and Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year, respectively. Twenty-one student-athletes were recognized as America East Scholar-Athletes and 167 received All-Academic recognition in their respective sport. Nineteen America East teams were publicly recognized by the NCAA for their multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR), finishing among the top 10 percent of teams in the nation, with nine programs receiving perfect scores of 1,000.

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Boston University won the Stuart P. Haskell, Jr. Commissioner’s Cup for the fourth straight year and seventh time in the last eight seasons after capturing a conference-best seven championships, four regular-season titles and four runner-up finishes during the 2008-09 season. Four America East programs won postseason games in 2008-09: Boston University men’s soccer (NCAA), Boston University women’s basketball (WNIT), Vermont men’s basketball (CBI) and Boston University softball (NCAA). Nineteen America East student-athletes earned AllAmerica recognition, including one in men’s basketball, one in men’s soccer, six in men’s lacrosse, four in women’s lacrosse and nine in cross country/track & field. America East improved 10 positions in the men’s basketball conference RPI to No. 17, its fifth-best finish ever, and sent two teams (Binghamton, NCAA; Vermont, CBI) to the postseason for the fifth time since 2003. Three women’s basketball teams – Boston University, Hartford and Vermont – reached the postseason, tying a conference record set in 1999. Boston University defeated Fairleigh Dickinson in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship to give America East at least one NCAA win in seven of the last eight years, and the conference RPI (No. 6) was America East’s highest ever. Boston University became the first women’s soccer champion to complete an unbeaten and untied conference slate since 2000 and made its fourth straight NCAA appearance. UMBC (No. 9), which won its second straight America East Men’s Lacrosse Championship, and Stony Brook (No. 20) were ranked in the final USILA national poll, while Albany was also ranked during the season. Sarah Dalton, a first-team All-American in women’s lacrosse, led Boston University to its fifth straight conference title. The Terriers (No. 11) and New Hampshire (No. 20) were ranked in the final IWLCA national poll. Stony Brook women’s cross country competed at the NCAA Women’s Cross Country Championship for the second straight season. Boston University reached the championship round of its NCAA Softball Regional with wins over Iowa and Auburn, matching the best finish ever by an America East team.


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Vermont women’s lacrosse standout Kristen Millar was selected the 2009 America East Woman of the Year for a distinguished career in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership. Hartford tennis player Rich Lieberman and the Maine softball team were named the America East Male and Female Sportsmanship Award winners. University at Albany appointed George M. Philip as its 18th president, while Stony Brook University named Dr. Samuel Stanley its next president. Patrick Chambers, who helped lead Villanova to the Final Four as a men’s basketball assistant coach in 2009, took over as Boston University’s next head coach. Binghamton’s Kevin Broadus, New Hampshire’s Bill Herrion and Stony Brook’s Steve Pikiell all received contract extensions.

America East in the Pros Several former America East athletes have made a positive impact in the professional ranks. • Three-time All-America East selection Jose Juan Barea (Northeastern) averaged 7.8 points and 3.4 assists in 79 games for the Dallas Mavericks in 2008-09, while three-time America East Player of the Year Malik Rose (Drexel) played in 38 games for the New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder. • Former Hartford star Vin Baker and three-time America East Player of the Year Reggie Lewis (Northeastern), who captained the Boston Celtics at the time of his premature death, combined to make five NBA All-Star appearances during their careers. • Women’s basketball coaches Jennifer Rizzotti (Hartford) and Cindy Blodgett (Maine) have appeared in WNBA action. • Carlos Pena, the 1998 Baseball Scholar-Athlete at Northeastern, has made an impact each of the past three seasons in Tampa Bay, earning American League Comeback Player of the Year honors in 2007, winning an American League Gold Glove at first base in 2008 and making his first All-Star appearance in 2009, while the Minnesota Twins’ Joe Nathan, a former Academic All-American at Stony Brook, played in his fourth Mid-Summer Classic. • Seven former America East men’s lacrosse standouts appeared in the Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game in 2009, including Merrick Thomson, a four-time all-conference selection at Albany who was named the 2008 Warrior Most Improved Player. John Grant (Delaware), the 1999 America East Player of Year, was the league’s Most Valuable Player last season. • Albany’s Steward Ceus became the third America East player taken in the Major League Soccer Draft, going 37th overall to the Colorado Rapids. Fellow former Great Dane Bouna Coundoul recorded 16 career shutouts in 52 career games for the Rapids before signing with the New York Red Bulls in July.

2008 AMERICA EAST MEN’S And women’s CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Team 1. Stony Brook 2. Boston University. 3. New Hampshire 4. Vermont 5. Albany 6. Binghamton 7. Maine 8. UMBC 2008 Final standings 9. Hartford

Points 29 41 74 131 136 143 163 192 238

2008 AMERICA EAST CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP TOP FIVE FINISHERS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Andrea Walkonen Boston University Holly Van Dalen Stony Brook Laura Huet Stony Brook Erin Lagasse Boston University Lucy Van Dalen Stony Brook

2008-09 America east WOMen’s indoor track and field championship results

Team 1. Boston University 2. Albany 3. New Hampshire 4. Vermont 5. Maine 6. Binghamton 7. UMBC 8. Stony Brook 9. Hartford

Points 158.5 141.5 120 92 73 61 57 54 21

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2008-09 America east woMen’s outdoor track and field championship results

Team 1. Albany 2. New Hampshire 3. Boston University 4. Maine 5. Binghamton 6. Vermont 7. Stony Brook 8. Hartford 9. UMBC

Points 176.50 153 140.5 111 80 69 50 39 34

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Hartford and the Region HARTFORD AND THE REGION

Dubbed “New England’s Rising Star,” Hartford is enjoying a renaissance fueled by the development of its riverfront. With retail and residential development taking off, downtown Hartford is poised to become a 24-hour hub of culture, arts, and entertainment. Within Hartford’s borders, one can tour the home of Mark Twain, mingle with 5,000-plus years of art at the Wadsworth Atheneum, and explore history at the oldest state house in the country. The Bushnell and Hartford Stage Company offer traveling Broadway shows and other award-winning productions. The XL Center and Comcast Theatre offer top-name concerts while the former is home to the American Hockey League’s Hartford Wolfpack. The Connecticut Convention Center offers an ideal new venue to make your event memorable, from intimate, upscale gatherings to large city-wide experiences. The surrounding Connecticut countryside offers unlimited and varied get-away possibilities, including skiing, spring garden tours, summer winery tours, fall festivals, and two of the world’s largest casino and entertainment complexes, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort & Casino. Hartford boasts an extraordinarily active arts and entertainment scene with nearly 200 arts, cultural and heritage organizations. The experts agree: Places Rated Almanac ranked Hartford among the top six percent of North American cities for arts and culture. Greater Hartford also runs the 10th-largest United Arts Fund in the nation, demonstrating its strong commitment to the arts. It’s no wonder noted economist Richard Florida has ranked Hartford in the “Top 20” of cool places to live, work, start a family and have fun.

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS IN CONNECTICUT

Connecticut has been the home to many professional or semi-professional sports teams or events. The only current professional team in Connecticut is the Connecticut Sun, a member of the Women’s National Basketball Association. The CT Sun are housed in the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The Hartford Wolfpack, an American Hockey League affiliate for the New York Rangers (NHL), are one of two minor league teams who call Connecticut home. The New Britain Rock Cats (Minnesota Twins, MLB) also have their home field in Connecticut. Joining them on the semi-professional ranks is the Connecticut Crush (Women’s Football).

TRANSPORTATION

Hartford is just a two-hour drive from New York or Boston. Bradley International Airport–gateway to Southern New England–is just minutes from the Capital City. The region is also a part of the AMTRAK system and is home to a number of major bus lines.

LODGINGS

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Downtown lodgings include the Hilton Hartford Hotel, Hartford Marriott, Crowne Plaza, Sheraton Hartford Hotel, Holiday Inn Express and the Residence Inn Downtown, which offer luxury hotel rooms within an easy walk of the convention center and Adriaen’s Landing. If that’s not enough, there are more than 6,000 hotel rooms within the Greater Hartford region offering visitors a variety of accommodations ranging from casino hotels to quaint New England inns.


Small Classes, Big Opportunity At the University of Hartford, classes are small, but the list of academic offerings is not. The University is a comprehensive, independent institution, offering educational and career programs in 89 undergraduate and 33 graduate areas of study in its seven schools and colleges. It prides itself on providing the intimacy of a liberal arts college with the creativity and intellectual excitement of a university. While the range of studies offered at the University is diverse, so, too, are the people. Enrolled are 4,842 full-time undergraduates, 853 part-time undergraduates, and 1,671 graduate students, representing 45 states and 49 countries. The full-time student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1.

Tradition The University of Hartford dates back to 1877, when the first of its original three schools was founded. The Hartford Art School (1877), Hillyer College (1879), and The Hartt School (1920) joined in 1957 to form the University of Hartford. The origins of the University can be traced back to the wife of Mark Twain. Mrs. Samuel Clemens, along with Harriett Beecher Stowe of Uncle Tom’s Cabin fame, formed an art society that later became the Hartford Art School.

Expansion The University has undertaken several ambitious building projects over the past half decade. A $34-million Integrated Science, Engineering, and Technology complex, which included major renovations to the adjacent Dana Hall (one of the original buildings on campus), opened in 2005. On its heels, new turf athletics fields brought a much different look to the opposite end of campus, benefitting students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community residents. The new Renée Samuels Center opened in January 2007, providing the Hartford Art School with new space for its photography and media arts programs. In fall 2007, Hawk Hall, a five-story residential facility for first-year students and its adjacent Alumni Plaza, a new outdoor gathering place for students, greeted students returning to campus. Now open just a mile from the University’s main campus, the Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center houses five dance studios, four theatre rehearsal studios and two black box theatres. It is a vibrant center for dance and theatre instruction and performances at one of the key gateways to the city of Hartford. The University of Hartford also houses two public magnet schools on its campus—an elementary school for students from Hartford and several neighboring towns and University High School of Science and Engineering, which saw its legacy class graduate this past June.

Quality

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The University prides itself on its growing academic reputation, best illustrated by a consistent year-to-year increase in applications (more than 12,000 received annually) and selectivity (the University’s acceptance rate is lower than at any time in its history). The educational experience takes place in small, supportive classroom environments.

Location The charm of the suburbs and the opportunities of the city all come alive at the University of Hartford. Situated on a 340-acre, wooded, suburban campus, the University borders Hartford, West Hartford, and Bloomfield. Midway between Boston and New York City, downtown Hartford, only five miles away, is gaining a name for itself.

Campus Activities Numerous social, recreational, and entertainment alternatives exist for students on campus. More than 100 groups, clubs, and organizations, including campus media, student government, fraternities and sororities add to student life. The Campus Activities Team (CAT) is a student-run organization whose sole purpose is to schedule events for student enjoyment. The University of Hartford has gained a national reputation for the quality of cultural activities and fine-arts exhibits on its campus. The Hartt School and the Joseloff Gallery of the Hartford Art School are highly respected. Lincoln Theater, the Sports Center, and three auditoriums host numerous special events throughout the year.

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University President Walter Harrison

Growth, vitality, and service to the community are key attributes of Walter Harrison’s first 10 years as president of the University of Hartford. Since his appointment as the University of Hartford’s fifth president in 1998, the University has experienced a period of energy and momentum unmatched in its history. President Harrison has overseen dramatic improvements in academic quality, finances, and fundraising. More than 7,300 students (5,600 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students) study at the seven schools and colleges of the University of Hartford, which is classified as a doctoral niversity research–intensive university by resident the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The institution has seen a 15 percent increase in undergraduate enrollment, and a 23-percent increase in degrees awarded, over the past decade. A highly visible figure on campus, President Harrison is known for his enthusiasm for student life and University activities, and is fondly referred to as Walt by many students. During President Harrison’s tenure, the University has undertaken a vigorous and comprehensive building campaign. Many of the University’s residence halls have been renovated, and Hawk Hall, the University’s new five-story, 208-bed residence for first-year students, was completed during the summer of 2007. The oval-shaped Alumni Plaza, constructed out of concrete of various colors and finishes, now provides students with a large gathering spot on the residential side of campus. At the heart of this construction campaign are three major new additions to the University’s signature academic programs: The Renée Samuels Center of the Hartford Art School (opened in January 2007), the Integrated Science, Engineering, and Technology Complex (opened in 2005), and the Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center (opened in September 2008), which houses the Dance and Theatre divisions of The Hartt School. The Handel Center, located in the Upper Albany and Blue Hills neighborhoods of Hartford, one mile east of the University’s campus, also contains space for community activities. Two buildings have been renovated to house two of the University’s leading liberal arts programs: Psychology (East Hall) and Communications and Cinema Studies (Abrahms Hall). In 2006, the University opened new state-of-the-art athletic fields for soccer, lacrosse, softball, and baseball. The University’s vibrant relationship with the Greater Hartford community is a hallmark of President Harrison’s tenure. The University has become a recognized leader in helping to improve public schools. It is the only private university in the country with two public magnet schools on campus—the University of Hartford Magnet School and the University High School of Science and Engineering. President Harrison’s community involvement is extensive. He serves on the boards of directors of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges and the Hartford Consortium of Higher Educa-

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tion. He is currently the president of the board of the Hartford Stage Company. He serves as trustee or director of a number of other Hartford-area organizations, including the Greater Hartford Arts Council, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, the Connecticut Science Center, and Suffield Academy. He is also a director of WorldBusiness Capital, an international finance firm based in Hartford. Reflecting his longtime interest in intercollegiate athletics, President Harrison chairs the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Committee on Academic Performance, the group charged with implementing academic reforms among the nation’s leading intercollegiate athletic programs, and serves on a number of other NCAA committees. He is the immediate past chair of the NCAA Executive Committee. He also serves on the Presidential Advisory Committee of the Association of Governing Boards. All this is a long way from President Harrison’s beginnings as a scholar of American literature and culture. A native of Pittsburgh, he graduated from Trinity College in Hartford in 1968, then earned a master’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1969. After an interim of three years to serve as a captain in the United States Air Force, President Harrison earned a doctorate from the University of California–Davis. His doctoral dissertation, “Out of Play: Baseball Fiction from Pulp to Art,” was one of the earliest scholarly treatments of baseball and its place in American life. In 1982 President Harrison left full-time teaching to take an administrative position at Colorado College. He joined Gehrung Associates University Relations Counselors in 1985, becoming president of the firm shortly thereafter. In 1989 President Harrison moved to the University of Michigan, where he became vice president of university relations and secretary of the university. President Harrison and his wife, Dianne, a scholar of 19th-century Victorian literature and mystery literature, make their home in Russell House, the president’s residence at the University of Hartford.


Pat Meiser, in her 17th year at the University of Hartford, serves as the director of athletics and special assistant to the president. One of only 22 women director of athletics among the 329 institutions competing at the Division I level, Meiser has 38 years of experience in coaching and athletics administration. In June of 2009 she was named the Northeast Region I-AAA Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year award for the second time (2006), and in May of 1999, she was named one of the nation’s top 50 women’s sports expecial ssistant to ecutives by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal. the resident At Hartford, Meiser heads a team that is reirector of thletics sponsible for growing the athletics and academic quality of the program, enhancing revenue and extending the program into the community. In Meiser’s tenure, seven sports (women’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s golf, women’s golf, men’s tennis and women’s volleyball) have won America East Conference championships and either reached NCAA Division I tournament or national postseason play. Basketball, in particular, has emerged with Meiser’s hiring of Jennifer Rizzotti and Dan Leibovitz. The women’s basketball team has been crowned America East Conference champion and reached the NCAA Tournament in 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008. The men’s team set a school record with 18 wins in 2007-08 and advanced to the America East Championship finals for the first time in school history. Revenue enhancement has also been an area of growth for Hartford under Meiser’s leadership. This has taken place through an expanded fund raising and alumni relations effort, development of a corporate sponsorship program, implementation of a licensing program and successful grant submissions. Most significantly, Hartford athletics embarked on a $10 million athletics capital campaign in April of 2003. The campaign, called Home Field Advantage, funded the renovation of the existing soccer and lacrosse field, the relocation and construction of a softball field, the construction of a baseball field and will include construction of a track surrounding an allpurpose field. The ground breaking for Home Field Advantage took place in April of 2005, and Phase I of the project was completed in 2007. Phase II is presently under way. Meiser’s commitment to academics is well documented and demonstrated through the success of her student-athletes. Hartford has been among the leaders in The America’s East’s Academic Cup standings each of the past 10 years. The Hawks won the Cup in 199697. This past academic year, the average student-athlete GPA was 2.98. Reaching out in the community is important for Meiser. She is past chair of the Greater Hartford Convention and Visitors Bureau and her appointment came at a critical time as the city opened a $350

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million convention center. Meiser was named a Connecticut “Woman of Merit” by the Girl Scouts in June 2000. She is a board member of both the Connecticut Special Olympics and the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. In October of 2007, Meiser served as Co-Chair of the CWHF Gala that celebrated the 35th anniversary of Title IX. The evening brought together the top female Olympians and national champions with ties to the state of Connecticut. Meiser has also been involved with various intercollegiate committees and organizations at the conference, regional and national levels. She serves on the Executive Committee of NACDA and is a past President of the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (NACDA), has been a professional sport liaison, member of the soccer rules committee and active as a NCAA Certification representative. Over the years, she has also served a variety of roles in the America East Conference and is presently a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining the Hawks, Meiser was the associate athletics director for administration and senior women’s administrator at the University of Connecticut. During her 10 years at Connecticut, she played a pivotal role in the rejuvenation of the athletics program. Before arriving at Connecticut, Meiser was the head women’s basketball coach and a tenured faculty member at Penn State (1971-81). She gave the first women’s basketball scholarship at Penn State in 1974 and advanced the program to Top-20 status in the late 1970s. In addition, she coached the Gold Medal-winning East team in the inaugural 1979 National Sports Festival. Meiser holds a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education (1969) from West Chester University and a M.Ed. in education (1971) and an MBA in business administration (1986) from Penn State. She is a native of Lancaster, PA, and has four children: Katherine, 36, wife of Jason Steadman of London; Christopher, 34, husband of Renee Jansen, Boston; Julie, 32, wife of Robert Rioux of State College, PA; and Daniel, 30, West Hartford. She also has three grandchildren, Lincoln, Lyle and Josephine.

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Director of Athletics Patricia H. Meiser

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Strength & Conditioning The Hartford Hawks strength and conditioning program is designed to develop the best gains, in the least amount of time, in the safest way possible. It is the goal of the staff to develop both the muscular and cardiovascular systems in a manner that is compatible with the demands of competing as a Division I student-athlete. The hands-on approach not only increases safety in the weight room, but augments results of each athlete. The commitment from the coaching staff is the single most determining factor which maximizes results both in- and off-season. The methods endorsed at Hartford are based on research, physiological fact and years of experience. The college experience is a learning environment and the weight room is no different. The lessons that are learned in the weight room will be applicable to life once your playing days are over at Hartford. The purpose of the Hartford Hawks strength and conditioning program is to create a bigger, stronger, betterconditioned student-athlete that is less susceptible to injury.

Dave Houser Strength & Conditioning Coach First Season

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Three full-time sports medicine professionals provide a comprehensive list of services, including injury care and rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, drug and alcohol education, and general personal health advisement. The sports medicine staff is aided by a wide range of equipment for the prevention of injuries and the rehabilitation and conditioning of studentathletes. A weight room, used solely by student-athletes and supervised by the training staff and a strength and conditioning professional, is housed in the sports medicine wing of the Sports Center. The sports medicine staff is supported by a network of highly qualified medical and counseling professionals practicing in the Greater Hartford area. Student Health Services staff, also located in the Sports Center, work in concert with the sports medicine staff in providing student-athletes with a full complement of coverage.

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Athletics Training

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University of Hartford Athletics The University of Hartford celebrates its 26th year competing at the Division I level in 2008-09. Division I competition in all sports began in 1984-85, and the ensuing 25 years have been keynoted by success. The following is a sampling of some of the achievements. Hartford has fielded NCAA or national tournament teams in six sports: women’s basketball (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008), men’s golf (198595, 2001, 2007), women’s soccer (1989-92, 1994-95, 1997-2002, 2006), men’s soccer (1991-92, 1996), men’s tennis (2002) and women’s volleyball (1993). The Hawks have also received ECAC postseason bids in baseball (1988, 1992) and volleyball (1991). The Hawks sport conference champions in seven sports: women’s basketball (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), men’s soccer (1991, 1992, 1996, 1999), women’s soccer (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2006), men’s golf (1988-95, 2001-02, 2004, 2006-07), men’s tennis (1990, 1991, 1995, 2002), women’s golf (2005) and women’s volleyball (1993). In addition to team success, Hartford players and coaches have received a multitude of individual honors. The awards have ranged from All-American distinction and national Coach of the Year honors to conference Player of the Year, All-Conference, individual tournament championships and others. All-Americans have been crowned in the following sports: baseball (2), men’s basketball (1), men’s golf (6), men’s lacrosse (3), men’s soccer (2) and women’s soccer (11). Three former Hartford student-athletes stand out among those who have played professionally. Vin Baker, who starred as an All-American on the basketball court for the Hawks, played 13 seasons in the NBA. A four-time NBA All-Star, he averaged 15.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in 791 career games. Baker was picked eighth overall in the June 1993 NBA draft. At the time he was the highest draft pick ever from a Connecticut college or university.

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Jeff Bagwell, who played third base for Hartford from 1987 to 1989 and is the New England career leader in batting average at .413, played first base for the Houston Astros. In his 16 years with the Astros he hit .297 with 449 home runs and 1,529 runs batted in. He ranks among Houston’s career leaders in batting average, slugging percentage, home runs and RBI. He was the 1994 National League MVP,

1991 Rookie of the Year, and was a four-time All-Star (1994, 1996, 1997, 1999). Men’s golfer Jerry Kelly, who topped the Nike Tour in earnings in 1995, has been impressive in his 12 years playing on the PGA Tour. He’s topped $2 million in earnings in three of the past six seasons, and he played on the United States President’s Cup team in 2003. In 2002, Kelly was sixth on the PGA money list and finished in the Top 25 at 13 tournaments, including wins at the Sony Open in Hawaii and the Advil Western Open. Men’s golfers Tim Petrovic and Patrick Sheehan have also enjoyed success on the PGA Tour. Petrovic, now in his seventh season, broke through in 2005 with his first career victory at the Zurich Classic. Sheehan is in his fifth year on the PGA Tour and has topped $3 million in career earnings. Other Hartford athletes who are currently playing in the professional ranks include Tracey Kelusky (National Lacrosse League), Earl Snyder (minor league baseball), Chris Doyle (USL First Division soccer), Daniel Antunez (USL), Saralyn Smith (AVP), Rory Glaves (NLL), Todd Richard (NLL), Derek Suddons (NLL), Jason Clark (NLL), Josh Wasson (NLL) and Matt Holman (NLL).


CROSS COUNTRY Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 14

Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

Trinity Invitational Hartford Riverfront Festival Keene State Invitational New England Championship CCSU Mini Meet America East Championship NCAA Regionals

Dec. 4 Dec. 5 Jan. 23 Jan. 29 Feb. 6 Feb. 12 Feb. 19-20 Feb. 26-27

Fri. Sat. Sat. Fri. Sat. Sat. Fri.-Sat. Fri.-Sat.

Manchester, CT Hartford, CT Keene, NH Boston, MA New Britain, CT Williston, VT Boston, MA

INDOOR TRACK and FIELD URI Pentathlon University of Vermont Wesleyan Invitational Reebok-Boston Indoor Games Datmouth Indoor Classic Rider/Lafayette Invitational America East Championship New England Championship

Kingston, RI Burlington, VT Middletown, CT Boston, MA Hanover, NH New York, NY Boston, MA Boston, MA

OUTDOOR TRACK and FIELD March 27 April 3 April 10 April 14-15 April 17 April 21-23 April 25 May 1-2 May 7-9 May 27-29

Sat. Sat. Sat. Wed.-Thu Sat. Tue.-Wed. Sat. Fri.-Sat. Fri.-Sat. Thu.-Fri.

AIC Invitational UConn Alumni Invitational UMass Invitational Holy Cross Multi Meet Holy Cross Invitational Penn Relays Yale Springtime Classic America East Championship New England Championship NCAA East Region Championship

Worcester, MA Storrs, CT Amherst, MA Worcester, MA Worcester, MA Philadelphia, PA New Haven, CT Durham, NH Dedham, MA Greensboro, NC

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