2012-13 New Haven Cross Country and Track & Field Media Guide

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  • QUICK FACTS Founded: 1920 Campus: Located in West Haven, Connecticut, 82 acres on a hilltop overlooking Long Island Sound and the culturally rich city of New Haven. A southeastern branch is located in New London, Connecticut. Enrollment: 4,300 undergraduate fulltime, 6,300 total enrollment Student Ratio: 50% Male, 50% Female FACULTY Over 90% hold Ph.D.s or the highest degree in their fields. Many have backgrounds as working professionals and are consultants to Connecticut businesses, bringing hands-on experience to the classroom. UNH has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1. ACADEMIC PROGRAMS UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree offerings in the arts and sciences, business, criminal justice, engineering and forensic sciences. SPECIAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Honors Program for highly-motivated students with high levels of academic achievement. Freshman-year program for all new freshmen to help them make the transition into university life. Center for Learning Resources offers free tutoring for students seeking extra help with their studies. INTERNSHIPS Our location in New Haven and proximity to New York City and Hartford allow us to offer internships with a wide variety of busi- nesses, government, and non-profit agencies, including ESPN, MTV, Disney, FBI Crime Labs, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Unilever, and United Technologies Corporation, among others. RESIDENTIAL LIFE Making you feel at home is a priority at UNH. Our on-campus hous- ing is available in eight residence halls. Residential Life staff mem- bers live in each hall and help promote an atmosphere conducive to study and social interaction among students. Residence Hall Councils, composed of students elected by their peers, plan social and recreational activities and serve as representatives for students living in each hall. Room accommodations range from traditional residence halls (equipped with a fitness room and campus conve- nience store) to multi-bedroom, apartment-style residences. ® Visit www.newhaven.edu or call 1-800-DIAL-UNH (342-5864) multi-sport court for rollerblading, roller hockey, volleyball and indoor soccer; a fitness center with aerobic equipment, weights and televi- sions; a multi-purpose room for yoga, step aerobics, Pilates and other activities; an elevated running track; and a lounge area for relaxation. For more information visit us online at: www.newhaven.edu or call 800-DIAL-UNH (800-342-5864) to speak with an admissions representative. University of New Haven The David A. Beckerman Recreation Center was made possible by a generous dona- tion from alumnus David A. Beckerman. The Center includes basketball courts; a
  • 2012-13 SCHEDULE Indoor Track and Field Dec. 7 Elm City Challenge (New Haven, Conn.) 8 Yale Season Opener (New Haven, Conn.) Jan. 12 Lidlifter Invitational (New Haven, Conn.) 18 Albany Great Dane Classic (Albany, N.Y.) 25 BU Terrier Classic (Boston, Mass.) Feb. 1 Giegengack Invitational (New Haven, Conn.) 2 Giegengack Invitational (New Haven, Conn.) 8 BU Valentine Invitational (Boston, Mass.) 9 BU Valentine Invitational (Boston, Mass.) 16 Northeast-10 Championship (Boston, Mass.) 22 New England Championships (Boston, Mass.) 23 New England Championships (Boston, Mass.) March 8 NCAA Div. II Championships (Birmingham, Ala.) 9 NCAA Div. II Championships (Birmingham, Ala.) Outdoor Track and Field March 30 UConn Spring Invitational (Storrs, Conn.) April 6 George Davis Invitational (Lowell, Mass.) 20 Larry Ellis Invitational (Princeton, N.J.) 25 Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.) 26 Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.) 27 Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.) 28 Yale Springtime Invitational (New Haven, Conn.) May 3 Northeast-10 Championships (Springfield, Mass.) 4 Northeast-10 Championships (Springfield, Mass.) 9 New England Championships (Easton, Mass.) 10 New England Championships (Easton, Mass.) 11 New England Championships (Easton, Mass.) 23 NCAA Div. II Championships (Pueblo, Colo.) 24 NCAA Div. II Championships (Pueblo, Colo.) 25 NCAA Div. II Championships (Pueblo, Colo.) All dates and events are subject to change Visit NewHavenChargers.com for the most up-to-date schedule information QUICK FACTS UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN President: .......................... Dr. Steven H. Kaplan Location: .........................West Haven, CT 06516 Founded: ......................................................1920 Enrollment: .................................................6,300 Colors: ............................................... Blue & Gold Nickname:..............................................Chargers Website: ...............................www.newhaven.edu CHARGER ATHLETICS Director of Athletics: ...................... Deborah Chin Athletic Dept. Phone: ................(203) 932-7016 Athletic Dept. Fax: ..................... (203) 932-7470 Sports Medicine: .......................(203) 479-4890 Affiliation: ....................................NCAA Division II Conference .....................................Northeast-10 Website: ..............www.NewHavenChargers.com ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Director: ...................................... Andy Beardsley Phone: ....................................... (203) 932-7025 E-Mail: ..................... abeardsley@newhaven.edu Assistant Director ..........................Drew Kingsley Graduate Assistant .................... Chelsea Harold Graduate Assistant ............ Samantha Masayda CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD Head Men’s Coach: ........................Kevin LaSure Years at New Haven: ............................Sixth Year Head Women’s Coach: ...... Shaunnaya Williams Years at New Haven: .........................Fourth Year Assistant Coach: ................................ Alaric Best Assistant Coach: ..........................Danielle Moore Assistant Coach: ................ Alexandra Earl-Givan CONTENTS University Information .....................................IFC Quick Facts .........................................................3 Head Men’s Coach Kevin LaSure......................4 Head Women’s Coach Shaunnaya Williams ............. 5 Assistant Coaches .......................................... 6-7 Men’s Roster/Photo ...........................................8 Meet the Men’s Team .................................. 9-26 Women’s Roster/Photo....................................27 Meet the Women’s Team ...........................28-55 Northeast-10 Conference ............................... 56 Men’s Records Book ........................................57 Women’s Records Book .................................. 58 University Administration ................................ 59 NCAA Division II Network ................................ 60 Charger Athletics Club .....................................61 UNH Athletics .................................................. IBC 2012-13 Schedule ......................................3, BC The 2012-13 University of New Haven cross country/track and field media guide is a product of the Office of Athletic Communications, written by Andy Beardsley and Drew Kingsley with editorial assistance from Chelsea Harold and Samantha Masayda and with thanks to previous Athletic Communications staff members and the New Haven men’s and women’s cross country and track and field coaching staffs. The information contained in this guide is deemed accurate as of the date of completion. All comments and verifiable corrections are wel- come. Please contact the Office of Athletic Com- muncations via the contact information at left. University of New Haven 2012-13 Cross Country/Track & Field 3UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY
  • THE COACHES HEAD MEN’S COACH SIXTH SEASON NEW HAVEN ‘04 KEVIN LASURE Kevin LaSure ’04 is in his sixth sea- son as head coach of the men’s cross country and track & field teams at the University of New Haven. LaSure served his first four seasons as the head coach for both the men and women’s programs. As a head coach, he has mentored 19 NCAA national qualifiers and 10 NCAA All-Americans. In 2011-12, LaSure’s cross country squad exceeded preseason projections with a seventh-place finish at the Northeast-10 Championship, while student-athletes Matt Jeune (indoor and outdoor) and David Thomas (indoor) each qualified for the Division II National Championships in track and field. During the 2010-11 season, LaSure coached arguably the most successful student-athlete in the history of UNH athletics. Shannon Gagne won five NCAA Division II Na- tional Championships during the year, three during the indoor season and two at the outdoor championships. She was the first student-athlete in NCAA track and field history to win three national championships at one meet across both track and field events when she won the 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash and long jump at the 2011 Indoor National Championships. LaSure also coach freshman Ada Udaya, who qualified for both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor National Champion- ships. The two guided UNH to the highest ever finishes by a Northeast-10 Conference team at NCAA Track and Field competition, fourth place at the indoor championships and ninth at the outdoor championships. As a team, the UNH women also finished second at the 2011 North- east-10 Conference Outdoor Championships. Gagne received many national awards following the sea- son, including academic accolades. She was named the Division II National Track Athlete of the Year after the in- door and outdoor season, while being named Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year for the College Division, an award which encompassed all NCAA sports. In his second season, LaSure coached Gagne to the program’s first ever women’s All-American. The sprinter posted national qualifying times in both indoor and out- door events. Her men’s sprinting counterpart, freshman Kevin Downing, also posted national qualifying times in his first season. Gagne and Downing led the Chargers at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships, including Downing being named the NE-10 Indoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year. Highlighting LaSure’s first season with the Chargers was the women’s cross country team’s second place finish at the East Coast Conference Championships and the men’s cross country team’s third place finish. At the NCAA Regionals the men’s team finished seventh of 19 teams and the women finished ninth. LaSure had served as the Chargers’ assistant cross coun- try and track & field coach for the two years prior to his hiring while also a management assistant at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Milford, Conn. As a member of the UNH staff, he was responsible for coaching the track teams’ sprinters and jumpers, as well as serving as assistant cross country coach during the fall seasons. A 2004 graduate of UNH with a Bachelor of Science de- gree in Criminal Justice/Investigative Services, LaSure also completed a Master’s degree in Labor Relations at UNH in 2006. As an undergraduate, Kevin was a wide receiver on UNH’s football team from 2000-2003 and ran on the Charger track & field team from 2001-2005. He won the track team’s Sportsmanship Award in both 2004 and 2005, and was an All-New England performer in the 200- and 400-meter dashes as well as on the 4x100- and 4x400- meter relay teams. A native of Newark, N.J., LaSure was a multiple-time all-county selection in track & field and earned all-State parochial and all-America honors on Es- sex Catholic High School’s 4x200-meter relay team. 4 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE COACHES HEAD WOMEN’S COACH SECOND SEASON SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE ‘07 SHAUNNAYA WILLIAMS Shaunnaya Williams enters her second season as head coach of the University of New Haven women’s cross country and track & field programs. The 2012-13 academic year also marks her fourth season overall with the Chargers after serving as an assistant coach from 2009-11. Williams mentored Tiara Mitchell ‘16 to the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2011-12, her first season as head coach. As a freshman, Mitchell won an individual New England Outdoor Championship and broke the New Haven record in the triple jump with a distance of 12.23 meters. Mitchell also holds the indoor record at 11.58 meters. In addition to Mitchell’s NCAA Championship appearance, Williams also coach Matt Jeune and David Thomas to NCAA apperances during the 2011-12 seasons. Williams adds three athletese with New England Championship as well - Calista Hutchinson (high jump), Matt Jeune (high jump) and David Thomas (long jump). During the 2010-11 season, Williams helped to coach arguably the most successful student-athlete in the history of UNH athletics. Shannon Gagne won five NCAA Division II Individual National Championships during the year, three during the indoor season and two at the outdoor championships. She was the first student-athlete in NCAA track and field history to win three national championships at one meet across both track and field events when she won the 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash and long jump at the 2011 Indoor National Championships. Williams also helped to coach freshman Ada Udaya who qualified for both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor National Championships. The two guided UNH to the highest-ever finishes by a Northeast-10 Conference team at NCAA Track and Field competition, fourth place at the indoor championships and ninth at the outdoor championships. As a team, the UNH women also finished second at the 2011 Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championships. Gagne received many national awards following the season, including academic accolades. She was named the Division II National Track Athlete of the Year after the indoor and outdoor season, while being named Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year for the College Division, an award which encompassed all NCAA sports. The women’s cross country team also ran impressive during William’s first season. The team had an All-Conference runner, Dominique Stasulli, and improved their finishes at the conference and regional meets. Prior to UNH, Williams coaching experience includes a year (2007-08) as assistant track and field coach at the James Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. She specialized in developing the teams’ sprinters and jumpers, in addition to designing specific workouts and exercises. In addition, Williams has been the assistant track and field coach for the New Haven Track Club since 2005, specifically working with athletes from 7-14 years old. In 2010, Williams earned her USATF Level One coaching certificate, and recently completed her USATF Level Three coaching certificate in jumps. A 2007 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, Williams was a member of the track and field and field hockey teams. During her career, Williams was selected to the Northeast-10 all-conference team and the All-New England team. She also served as captain during her senior season. Following graduation, Williams stayed with the Owls’ women’s track and field program as an intern for the 2006-07 season. An active member of the New Haven community, Williams spends her free time volunteering for various local charities and events. 5 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE COACHES ASSISTANT COACH THIRD SEASON NEW HAVEN ‘10 ALARIC BEST Alaric Best joined the University of New Haven cross country and track & field coaching staff in August 2010, after completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Management of Sports Industries and Business Management at UNH. He coaches mid-dis- tance and distance runners with the Chargers. In his first two seasons, Best has coached numerous All-Conference and All-Region award winners. In 2010, Dominique Stasulli received All-Northeast-10 Confer- ence honors as a cross country runner, while also grab- bing All-East Region accolades in 2011 in the 3000m steeplechase. In total, Best has coached five All-Confer- ence performers, two All-Region athletes and guided the Chargers to a USTFCCCA All-Academic Team in 2011. Best competed two years for the Chargers in both cross country and track & field, while being named team cap- tain his senior year. Prior to UNH, he spent two seasons at SUNY Delhi and earned his associates degree. While at Delhi, he earned All-American honors in track & field, while helped lead the team to a pair of NJCAA Division III National Championships. Best recently completed his USATF Level One coaching certificate. ASSISTANT COACH SECOND SEASON SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE ‘11 DANIELLE MOORE Danielle Moore joined the Univer- sity of New Haven cross country and track & field coaching staff in August 2011, after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health at Southern Connecticut State University. She coaches mid-distance and distance runners with the Chargers. Moore completed an internship at the Women’s Cen- ter for Breast Health at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven prior to joining the Chargers’ staff. After graduating in May of 2010, Moore served as an assis- tant at SCSU for one season. She designed and imple- mented a strength program for the distance runners and worked hand-in-hand with the Owls’ student-athletes. As a student-athlete, Moore excelled as an All-American 800-meter runner during the indoor season of 2010. She was a three-time Northeast-10 Conference Cham- pion while earning numerous All-Conference and All-New England honors throughout her track career at Southern Connecticut. Moore recently completed her USATF Level One coach- ing certificate. A native of Palmdale, Calif., she currently resides in Connecticut. 6 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE COACHES ASSISTANT COACH SEVENTH SEASON SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE ‘94 ALEXANDRA EARL-GIVANS As a former All-American and U.S. National Team competitor and entering her seventh season with the Chargers in 2012-13, Alexandra Earl-Givan brings a wealth of collegiate and international experience to University of New Haven coaching staff. Earl-Givan earned a Bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University in 1994. She was a four- year member of SCSU’s track and field program, where she was a standout in the throwing events. She was also a three-time NCAA Division II All-American in the shot put, and was Connecticut’s Collegiate Athlete of the Year in both 1993 and 1995. She won a medal at the 1995 Pan-American Games and had the American women’s best distance in the ham- mer throw. That season, she also competed at the 1992 Olympic Trials. While competing in the hammer throw at the U.S. National Championships, Earl-Givan placed second twice (1992, 1994) and third once (1995). Earl-Givans also works as Connecticut Special Olympics Local Coordinator for New Haven Schools, where she has worked since 1996. She organizes athletic pro- grams for special education students with the general student population, recruiting coaches and athletes and overseeing all aspects of the program administration. She has also worked since 2000 as a sports clinician for USA Track & Field Connecticut’s Extreme Technique Field Event Workshops. Earl-Givan currently resides in New Haven. 7 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • Name Cl. Event(s) Hometown/Previous School Marvin Azor Sr. Mid-Distance/Distance Brooklyn, N.Y. / Science Skills Center Jason Bielesz Fr. Pole Vault Newington, Conn/Newington Andrew Cunningham Fr. Distance East Meadow, NY / East Meadow Christopher Dannenhoffer Jr. Sprints/Mid-Distance West Haven, Conn. / Notre Dame Rakesh Dataram Fr. Jumps/Hurdles Ridgefiled Park, N.J./ Ridgefield Park Taylor DenBleyker Fr. Sprints/Hurdles Bayville, N.J. / Central Regional Brandon Fowler So. Sprints/Hurdles Prospect, Conn. / Woodland Regional Sean Grady Fr. Distance East Meadow, NY / East Meadow Jamaal James Fr. Sprints East Orange N.J. Matthew Jeune Jr. Jumps West Haven, Conn. / Notre Dame Joseph Kingston So. Sprints Ansonia, Conn. / Platt Technical John Landi Fr. Sprints East Brunswick, N.J/ East Brunswick Arnold Lane, Jr. Sr. Mid-Distance Elmsford, N.Y. / Alexander Hamilton Chad Messam Fr. Mid-Distance Brooklyn, NY / Bishop Ford Devon Moore So. Sprints Rockaway Park, N.Y. / Beach Channel Ebenezer Obiem Fr. Sprints/Hurdles East Meadow, N.Y. / East Meadow Trevor Officer Fr. Sprints Monroe, N.Y./Monroe/ Jamaica College Ryan Parris So. Mid-Distance New Haven, Conn. / Wilbur Cross Ato Pinkrah Fr. Sprints/Jumps Olney, M.D. / Magruder High School Jordan Rippe Fr. Throws Northford, Conn. / North Branford Nazim Roberts-Smith So. Sprints Albany, N.Y. / Colonie Devin Rose Fr. Mid-Distance Dover, N.H. / Dover Adam Salafia Fr. Jumps East Lyme, Conn. / East Lyme David Thomas Sr. Sprints/Hurdles Taneytown, Md. / Frostburg State Tyler Valalik So. Jumps/Multis Wallingford, Conn. / Lyman Hall Tyjee Williams Fr. Jumps Clifton, N.J./ Passaic County Tech 2012-13 TEAM PICTURE THE MEN’S ROSTER 8 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE/DISTANCE SENIOR BROOKLYN, N.Y. | SCIENCE SKILLS CENTER MARVIN AZOR 2011-2012 Season: Cross Country: At the Central Connecticut State Blue Devil Invitational, collected a 25th place finish with a time of 31:15…Posted a time of 29:59.14 at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship…At the NCAA East Region Championship tallied a time of 38:19. Indoor Track: Collected an eighth place finish at the Yale Season Opener I the 800m run with a time of 2:09.80…At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship posted a time of 2:11.33 in the 800m run for 16th place. Outdoor Track: Posted a ninth place finish at the Yale University Springtime Invitational in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 11:05.40…Also posted a 16th place finish in the 800m run at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship with a time of 2:11.33. 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: At the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational, finished with a time of 2:48.51 for sixth place in the 1000m run…Posted a time of 10:25.25 in the 3000m run for seventh place at the SCSU Alumni Invitational …At the Lafayette/Rider Invitational, ran a 2:12.31 to place 19th in the 800m event…In the NE-10 Championships, finished the 800m event with a time 2:09.35 to place 20th. Outdoor Track: Recorded a 12:09.87 in the 3000m steeplechase to place 15th at UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational…At the Springfield College Invitational, completed the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 11:40.35 to come in ninth…At the NE-10 Championships, posted a time of 2:15.88 in the 800m event to finish 26th. Cross Country: Finished with a time of 31:12 to take 32nd place in the 8k at the Fairfield University Invitational. 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Posted a personal best in the 300m dash at the Yale Invitational (11:13.21)…At the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational, ran the 800m event in 2:12.19 for 16th place…Recorded a time of 3:02.00 in the 1000m run at the Yale Giegengack Invite…Registered a time of 5:04.39 at the University of Rhode Island Sorlein Invitational. Outdoor Track: Posted a time of 2:06.91 for 27th place in the 800m dash at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships…Captured 31st place at the Coast Guard Invitational in the 1500m dash. High School: Attended Science Skills Center in Brooklyn, N.Y....Recorded the school’s 3,000 meter steeplechase best time of 10:50...Also a member of the indoor 4x800 meter team and the DMR team. Personal: Son of Augusta Beuns...Has one sister, Edwidge...Career ambition is to become a sports facility owner and a high school track coach. 9 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES POLE VAULT FRESHMAN NEWINGTON, CONN. | NEWINGTON JASON BIELESZ High School: Attended Central Regional… Holds school records in various track and field events including the 400m hurdles and the shuttle hurdle relay...Was captain of the track and field team in his junior and senior years… Named 2012 track and field MVP, first-team All-County and second-team All-Shore…Also a member of the soccer team. Personal: Son of Jeffrey and Kathleen DenBleyker…Hobbies include running, soccer, biking and swimming…Majoring in Civil Engineering at New Haven. DISTANCE FRESHMAN EAST MEADOW, N.Y. | EAST MEADOW ANDREW CUNNINGHAM High School: Attended East Meadow High School…Four-year member of the cross country team and ran one season with the track and field team…Was an honor roll student and named as a scholar athlete…Participated in the Composer’s Club, marching band and the ultimate frisbee club. Personal: Son of Thomas and Diane Cunningham…Majoring in Music and Sound Recording at New Haven. 10 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/MID-DISTANCE JUNIOR WEST HAVEN, CONN. | NOTRE DAME CHRISTOPHER DANNENHOFFER 2011-2012 Season: Cross Country: At the Father O’Neil S.J. Invitational tallied a 21st place finish with a time of 30:41…Posted a time of 30:44.39 at the Northeast-10 Championship. Indoor Track: Tallied a 10th place finish at the Yale Season Opener in the 500m run with a time of 1:09.03…At the Yale Invitational collected a 20th place finish in the 400m dash with a tie of 52.20. Outdoor Track: Collected an 11th place finish at the UConn Invitational in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:33.51. 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: Took fourth place at the Yale Lid Lift Opener in the 800m run, finishing with a time of 1:59.93…At the SCSU Alumni Invitational, took sixth in the 600m run, clocking in at 1:29.46… Placed 11th at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational in the 800m run, clocking in at 1:59.86…Competed in the NE-10 Championships, taking 15th in the 800m run with a time of 2:04.63. Outdoor Track: Took 31st place at the Ramapo College Invitational in the 800m run, finishing with a time of 2:07.30…At the Springfield College Invitational, took 17th in the 200m dash, clocking in at 24:68…Took 23rd at the NE-10 Championships in the 800m run, crossing the finish with a time of 2:05.53. Cross Country: Competed at the Victor F. Leeber Invitational, finishing with a time of 32:51.57. 11 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES JUMPS/HURDLES FRESHMAN RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. | RIDGEFIELD PARK RAKESH DATARAM High Schooll: An All-American Division performer in the long jump and high jump... Also played football and basketball. Personal: Son of Tony and Bibi Dataram...Majoring in Mechanical Engineering. SPRINTS/HURDLES FRESHMAN BAYVILLE, N.J. | CENTRAL TAYLOR DENBLEYKER High School: Attended Central Regional… Holds school records in various track and field events including the 400m hurdles and the shuttle hurdle relay...Was captain of the track and field team in his junior and senior years… Named 2012 track and field MVP, first-team All-County and second-team All-Shore…Also a member of the soccer team. Personal: Son of Jeffrey and Kathleen DenBleyker…Hobbies include running, soccer, biking and swimming…Majoring in Civil Engineering at New Haven. 12 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/HURDLES SOPHOMORE PROSPECT, CONN. | WOODLAND BRANDON FOWLER High School: Attended Woodland Regional High School…Also attended the University of Connecticut for two years…In 2009, was named All-State and All-League…In 2010 was named All-State, All-League and All-New England…Also played football…Named All-State and All-League in 2009…Ranked sixth best athlete overall for Woodland Regional All-Decade team. Personal: Son of Scott and Gina Fowler…One brother, Brett…Hobbies include golf…Majoring in Criminal Justice at New Haven. DISTANCE FRESHMAN EAST MEADOW, N.Y. | EAST MEADOW SEAN GRADY High School: Attended East Meadow High School…In 2009, was named Freshman Mile County Champion and holds the school record in the 3200m…Also received cross country All-Conference…In 2011, was named State Champion for the inter-sectional relay. Personal: Son of Michael and Judie Grady…Majoring in Criminal Justice at New Haven. 13 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS FRESHMAN EAST ORANGE, N.J. | JAMAICA | MONROE COLLEGE JAMAAL JAMES Prior to UNH: Attended Monroe College in 2010.... Best time in the 100m is 10.58sec... Best time in the 400meter is 50.5sec.... Attended NJCAA National outdoor championship in 2011 and 2012...Won the 100m finals at regional districts in 2011. High School: Attended Grace ISSA Boys And GIrls Championship Jamaica....The captain of Monroe College Track Team 2011-2012... Bronze medalist in 2008 for Jamaica boys and girls championship... Bronze medalist at Gibson Relay(Jamaica).... Competed at Penn Relays in the 4x100... Captain of Jamaica College track in 2010...100 meter finalist at University of Technology invitational... Placed 1st in 4x100m at Camperdown Classic invitational in 2007 in Jamaica. Personal: Son of Delroy James and Morvine Thompson...Has three brothers, Jamar Henry,Peater Palmer and Rashad Palmer...Majoring in Business Managment. SPRINTS FRESHMAN EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. | EAST BRUNSWICK JOHN LANDI High School: A country champion in the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400-meter relays at East Brunswick High School...Team won a state indoor championship in 2012...Also lettered in golf...Honor Roll student. Personal: Son of Linda and Thomas Landi...Majoring in Management of Sports Industries. 14 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES JUMPS JUNIOR WEST HAVEN, CONN. | NOTRE DAME MATTHEW JEUNE 2011-2012 Season: U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Men’s Co Indoor Track Athlete of the Year…U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region Team…Northeast-10 Conference Athletes of the Week (4/30). Indoor Track: Tallied four first place finishes in the high jump event throughout the season, including a first place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship with a season-best height of 2.20m… Tallied a third place finish in the long jump event at the Yale Invitational with a distance of 6.62m…Collected a third place finish at the New England Championship in the high jump event with a height of 2.09m. Outdoor Track: Tallied a third place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship in the high jump with a height of 2.00m…Also finished first place at the New England Championship in the high jump event with a season-best height of 2.11m. 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region selection...NE-10 Rookie of the Week (5/18)…Indoor Track: Took second in high jump at the SCSU Alumni Meet…Finished first in long jump at the NE-10 Championships with a distance of 6.02m…Also claimed second in the high jump with a season- high 2.06m…At the New England Championships, finished 10th in high jump…Outdoor Track: Took first place in high jump at the Springfield College Invitational …Finished third in the high jump at the Yale Track Spring Track Classic…Took fifth place in the high jump at the NE-10 Championships…Also finished eighth at the NE-10 Championships in the long jump with a distance of 6.64m…Captured second place at the New England Championships in high jump with a season-best 2.05m…Also took 20th at the New England Championships in long jump with a distance of 6.24m. High School: A member of the track and field and basketball team at Notre Dame High School…Named to the All-American team in 2009-10… Selected to the All-New England team as a junior and senior…Earned a selection to the Connecticut All-State teams all four years…Named to the All-Area teams from 2007-10…Recorded a career high of 6’10” in the high jump in the 2009-10 season. Personal: Son of Clautine and Miradieu Jeune…Has two brothers, Lawrence and Synder…Majoring in Business Management at New Haven. 15 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • SPRINTS SOPHOMORE ANSONIA, CONN. | PLATT TECHNICAL JOSEPH KINGSTON 2011-2012 Season: Indoor Track: At the Yale Season Opener took 24th place in the 400m dash with a time of 54.93…Finished 19th at the Giengengack Invitational in the 400m dash with a time of 55.31. Outdoor Track: At the Yale Springtime Invitational took 21st place in the 400m dash with a time of 54.59…Tallied a 17th place finish at the UConn Invitational in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:51.62. High School: Attended Platt Technical High School in Milford, Conn…Also ran cross-country and played football. Personal: Son of Barbara and Joseph Kingston…Has one brother, Jerimiah…Majoring in Fire Administration at New Haven. THE ATHLETES 16 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE SENIOR ELMSFORD, N.Y. | ALEXANDER HAMILTON ARNOLD LANE, JR. 2011-2012 Season: Cross Country: Posted a time of 30:13.13 at the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational…Crossed the finish at 34:53.3 at the NCAA East Region Championship. Indoor Track: Took third place at the Yale Season Opener in the 1000m run with a time of 2:42.57. 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: Finished sixth at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational in the 800m run clocking in at 2:01.88…At the SCSU Alumni Invitational, completed the 600m event in ninth place in 1:33.08… Finished 13th with a time of 2:02.42 in the 800m run at the Yale Collegiate Invitational. Outdoor Track: At the Coast Guard Academy Invitational, finished the 800m event with a time of 2:13.23 and recorded a 4:24.04 in the 1500m run to take 30th…Finished 18th at the Springfield College Invitational in the 800m run, clocking in at 2:05.02…Competed in the NE-10 Championships, posting a 2:03.74 in the 800m run taking 21st. Cross Country: Finished with a time of 25:50 in the 8k at the Northeast 10 Championships. 2009-10 Season: Cross Country: Competed in all six events in the 2009 season…Crossed the finish line with a time of 18:15 against Fairfield in a dual meet…Ran the Fairfield University Invitational in 29:25...Completed the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational with a time of 29:37…At the New England Championships, finished with a mark of 28:48…Snatched 63rd place (28:58) in the Northeast-10 Conference Championships…Wrapped up the season with a 36:35 time at the NCAA Regional Championships. Outdoor Track: Posted a time of 2:01.37 at the Yale Classic in the 800m event…Also ran the 1500m event at the Coast Guard Invitational, recording a time of 4:15.53 for sixth place. High School: Attended Alexander Hamilton Jr./Sr. High school...All League Champion, and team MVP...Holds records in nine events including 3 relays... Was an active member of the student government. Personal: Son of Arnold Sr. and Lois Lane...Has one sister, Martha... Career ambition is to become a teacher, coach, and school administrator. 17 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE FRESHMAN BROOKLYN, N.Y. | BISHOP FORD CHAD MESSAM High School: Attended Bishop Ford High School…Named 2012 Indoor Track MVP. Personal: Son of Clinton and Claudette Messam…One brother, Patrick McTavish…Majoring in Engineering at New Haven…Hobbies include football and playing frisbee. SPRINTS SOPHOMORE ROCKAWAY PARK, N.Y. | BEACH CHANNEL DEVON MOORE 2011-2012 Season: Indoor Track: At the Yale Season Opener tallied a 21st place finish in the 200m dash with a time of 24.08…At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship posted a 16th place finish in the 200m dash with a time of 23.85. Outdoor Track: Collected a third place finish at the Yale University Springtime Invitational in the 4x100m relay with a time of 43.72…Posted a 23rd place finish in the 100m dash at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship with a time of 11.97. 2010-2011 Season: Outdoor Track: Finished 22nd in the 100m dash with a time of 12.10 at the UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational. 18 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/HURDLES FRESHMAN EAST MEADOW, N.Y. | EAST MEADOW EBENEZER OBIEM High School: Played for the East Meadow High School Jets…also played volleyball and soccer. Personal: Son of Paul and Alice Obiem…Has two brothers, Bernard and Baffour, and one sister, Allison...Majoring in Criminal Justice. SPRINTS FRESHMAN MONROE, N.Y. | MONROE-WOODBURY TREVOR OFFICER High School: Played for the Crusaders of Monroe-Woodbury High School…First Team All- Conference from 2008 to 2010…Named the Section 9 Player of the Year in 2010…Second Team All-State selection in 2010…Selected to the Second MSG All Metro All-Star team in 2010. Personal: Majoring in Criminal Justice - Investigative Services...Son of Trevor and Jeanette Officer…Has two sisters; Monique and Tanya. 19 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE SOPHOMORE NEW HAVEN, CONN. | WILLBUR CROSS RYAN PARRIS 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Cross Country: Crossed the finish in 33:09 at the Central Connecticut State Blue Devil Invitational…Also posted a time of 29:44.98 at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship. Outdoor Track: Collected a sixth place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship in the 4x800m relay with a time of 8:13.35…Also collected a 15th place finish at the New England Championship in the 4x800m relay with a time of 8:01.80. High School: Ran for the Governors of Wilbur Cross High School…Was an All-Oronoque Division selection in 2009-10. Personal: Son of Andrea and Fred Parris…Has one brother; Christian… Majoring in Music and Sound Recording at New Haven. 20 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/JUMPS FRESHMAN OLNEY, MD. | MAGRUDER ATO PINKRAH High School: Attended Magruder High School... Named All-County indoor track second-team sprinter in 2012...Also a member of the football team...Recieved the Varsity Athlete Achievement Award...Named Varsity Football Offensive Most Valuable Player...Also played basketball...Member of the Magruder High School Latin Society, 2012 class representative, class vice president, LEO Club and volunteer student aid for George B Thomas Learning Academy. Personal: Son of Attah and Felicia Pinkrah...Three sisters, Effie, Nana and Adjowa...Hobbies include basketball and football...Majoring in Engineering at New Haven. THROWS FRESHMAN NORTHFORD, CONN. | NORTH BRANFORD JORDAN RIPPE High School: Attended North Branford High School…Two-year member of the Track and Field Team…Placed eighth at the 2012 Class M Connecticut CIAC Outdoor State Championships…Also played soccer and was a member of the Jazz Band, Concert Band and Pep Band…Honor Roll Student. Personal: Son of Josh Rippe and Judith Dicine…Has three sisters, Jaimy, Katie and Julie…Majoring in Forensic Science. 21 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • SPRINTS SOPHOMORE ALBANY, N.Y. | COLONIE NAZIM ROBERTS-SMITH 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Indoor Track: Posted a 17th place finish in the 400m dash at the Yale Season Opener with a time of 53.62…At the Giengengack Invitational tallied a 21st place finish in the 500m run with a time of 1:12.63. Outdoor Track: Collected a fifth place finish at the Yale University Springtime Invitational in the 400m dash with a time of 51.22…Also part of the team that placed seventh in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:43.22. High School: Competed in cross-country and track and field at Colonie High School in Albany, N.Y…Was a Section 2 runner-up in 2010…Was an All-Conference selection in 2011…Graduated with Honors. Personal: Son of Sonia Roberts-Smith and Edson Smith…Has one sister, Nayamka Roberts-Smith…Majoring in Accounting at New Haven. THE ATHLETES 22 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE FRESHMAN DOVER, N.H. | DOVER DEVIN ROSE High School: Attended Dover High School… Holds various school records in events including the 100m, 200m, 800m and 1000m…Also a member of the soccer team. Personal: Son of Nevin Brown and Emily Rose…Two brothers, Cameron and Alexander…Majoring in Criminal Justice at New Haven. JUMPS FRESHMAN EAST LYME, CONN. | EAST LYME ADAM SALAFIA High School: Attended East Lyme High School... Member of the Vikings cross country and track & field teams. 23 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/JUMPS SENIOR TANEYTOWN, MD. | FRANCIS SCOTT KEY | FROSTBURG STATE DAVID THOMAS 2011-2012 Season: Northeast-10 Conference Athletes of the Week (2/12)…Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Indoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship collected a second place finish in the 55m dash with a time of 6.42, second place in the long jump with a distance of 7.26m and third place in the 200m dash with a time of 22.02…At the New England Championship posted a first place finish in the long jump event with a distance of 7.23 and a third place finish in the 200m dash with a time of 21.54. Outdoor Track: Tallied a third place finish at the UMass Lowell George Davis Invitational in the 100m dash with a time of 10.76. 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All -Region selection...NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track:Grabbed two second place finishes at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational, finishing with a time of 6.97 in the 60m dash and 22.33 in the 200m dash…Finished third at the Giegengack Invitational in the 200m dash with a time of 22.25…Tallied a third place finish at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational, clocking in at 7.02 in the 60m dash. Outdoor Track: Took second place in the 100m dash at the UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational, finishing with a time of 11.23…Took third in the 100m dash with a time of 10.68 and first in the 200m dash with a time of 21.75 at the Yale Spring Track Classic...Competed at the New England Championships, taking fifth in the 100m dash, clocking in at 11:00 and eighth in the 200m dash with a time of 22.40. Prior to UNH: Played wide receiver for two seasons at Frostburg State University...Qualified for the 2010 NCAA Division III Championships in the long jump event. High School: Played two sports at Francis Scott Key High School…Named to the All-County First Team in football...Three-time letter winner…Also selected to the All-Country track and field team as well. Personal: Son of Claudia and David Thomas…Three brothers, Chris, Xavier and Johnathan…Majoring in Criminal Justice at UNH. 24 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES JUMPS/MULTIS SOPHOMORE WALLINGFORD, CONN. | LYMAN HALL TYLER VALALIK 2011-2012 Season: Indoor Track: Tallied a sixth place finish at the Yale Invitational in the long jump with a distance of 6.15m…At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship collected a 10th place finish in the long jump with a season-best 6.34m. Outdoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship, collected an eighth place finish I the long jump with a season-best distance of 6.57m and a tenth place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 12.08m. High School: Attended Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford, Conn…Was the state pole vault champion in 2011…Named the Lyman Hall Track MVP… Also competed in gymnastics…Graduated with High Honors. Personal: Son of Jackie and George Valalik…Has one brother, Michael and one sister, Erinn…Majoring in Mechanical Engineering at New Haven. 25 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • SPRINTS/JUMPS FRESHMAN CLINTON, N.J. | PASSAIC COUNTY TECH TYJEE WILLIAMS High School: Named to the All-Conference First Team and the All-County Second Team...Recorded 93 tackles and was a member of back-to-back Big North Conference Champions...Named to the Honor Roll. Personal: Majoring in Management of Sports Industries...Son of Tyrone and LaKisha Williams...One sister, Tamerra THE ATHLETES 26 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • Name Cl. Event(s) Hometown/Previous School Kailey Barszcz Fr. Jumps New Milford, N.J./New Mildford Jasmin Belcher Fr. Sprints Uniondale, N.Y./ Kellenberg Memorial Tania Bernardino Sr. Mid-Distance/Distance Kearny, N.J. / Kearny Dorothy Brennick Sr. Sprints Hamilton, Mass. / Hamilton-Wenham Brittany Bussiere Jr. Throws Agawam, Mass. / Agawam Camille Charles Jr. Throws Hartford, Conn. / Northwest Catholic Briana Conyers So. Jumps/Hurdles Derby, Conn. / Hill Regional Career Alejandra Cortez So. Mid-Distance Riverside, Calif. / Norte Vista Annie Crea Fr. Pole Vault New Fairfield, Conn. / New Fairfield Danielle Cuervo Fr. Mid-Distance New York, N.Y. / Christ the King Regional Brittany Dolan So. Jumps/Hurdles Salem, Mass. / Bishop Fenwick Sara Donahue So. Throws Greenwich, N.Y. / Greenwich Bridget Faria Sr. Mid-Distance/Distance East Meadow, N.Y. / East Meadow Nathalie Hall So. Sprints Millsboro, Del. / Wilbur Cross Shannon Hall Sr. Pole Vault Levant, Maine / Hermon Emily Hoffman Fr. Pole Vault Fort Plain, N.Y./Fort Plain Samantha Holloway So. Throws Lunenburg, Mass. / Lunenburg Marshae Holt Fr. Sprints Orange, N.J. / Immaculate Conception Alissa Howell Sr. Sprints/Jumps/Hurdles Framingham, Mass. / Framingham Leilani Kortman So. Mid-Distance Rogers City, M.I. / Rogers City Shraya Manick Sr. Throws New Haven, Conn. / Wilbur Cross Samantha Mathewson So. Mid-Distance/Hurdles Ballson Lake, N.Y. / Shenendehowa Jennifer Mazzie So. Sprints Enfield, Conn. / Enrico Fermi Connie Morgan Fr. Sprints/Hurdles Jersey City, N.J./ Irvington Tiara Mitchell So. Jumps/Hurdles Westbury, N.Y. / Old Westbury Meridith O’Connor Sr. Jumps/Hurdles Dedham, Mass. / Dedham Amy Park Fr. Jumps Warren, N.J. / Watchung Hills Sara Putney Fr. Pole Vault Derby, Conn. / The Sound School Rachel Putorti Sr. Pole Vault Seymour, Conn. / Seymour Amanda Rindgen So. Sprints Derby, Conn. / Sacred Heart Academy Victoria Rozumek Fr. Jumps Salem, N.H. / Salem Marija Savaiko Fr. Throws Randolph, N.J./ Randolph Danielle Sorrentino So. Distance Staten Island, N.Y. / Port Richmond Olivia Tangney Fr. Sprints/Hurdles Holden, Mass. / Wachusett Regional Emma Tingley So. Sprints/Hurdles Neversink, N.Y. / Tri-Valley Central Ada Udaya Jr. Sprints West Haven, Conn. / West Haven Ivy Watts So. Sprints Waltham, Mass. / Waltham Monica Yanez Jr. Sprints West Haven, Conn. / West Haven 2012-13 TEAM PICTURE THE WOMEN’S ROSTER 27 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES JUMPS FRESHMAN NEW MILFORD, N.J. | NEW MILFORD KAILEY BARSZCZ High School: 2012 Female Athlete of the Year at New Milford High School....Record holder in the outdoor sprint medley, and indoor 4x400m, 4x800m, and sprint medley... Ranked top ten in New Milford High School records for 100m, 200m, 400m, long jump, and the mile relay... 2010 league and county champ in long jump... 2010 First Team All League 4x400m relay...2011 Second Team All League long jump, triple jump, and 4x400m... 2012 coaches award winner and captain....2012 soccer captain... 2011 & 2012 First Team All League and Honorable Mention All County for soccer.... 2012 swimming captain and coaches award winner... 2012 First Team All League honors in 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay and Honorable Mention All League in 200 medley relay in swimming. Personal: Daughter of Raymond and Patricia Barszcz...Has one brother, Alex...Majoring in Nutrition/Dietetics. SPRINTS FRESHMAN UNIONDALE, N.Y. | KELLENBERG MEMORIAL JASMIN BELCHER High School: A 2012 all-state performer in the 4x400-meter relay at Kellenberg Memorial High School...National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Cheryl Fields and Thomas Belcher...Majoring in Forensic Psychology. 28 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE/DISTANCE SENIOR KEARNY, N.J. | KEARNY TANIA BERNARDINO 2011-2012 Season: Part of the team named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team… Cross Country: Started the season with a 35th place finish at the Central Connecticut State Blue Devil Invitational…Also collected a 25th place finish at the Father O’Neil S.J. Invitational with a time of 22:41. Indoor Track: At the Yale Invitational, finished 23rd with a time of 2:39.36 in the 800m run…Finished 10th at the Giengengack Invitational in the 800m run with a time of 2:39.62…At the Yale Season Opener, finished 13th in the mile run with a time of 6:16.51. Outdoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Outdoor Championship, part of the team that collected an eighth place finish in the 4x800m relay with a time of 10:13.11 and posted a 16th place finish in the 800m dash with a time of 2:31.82…At the New England Championships tallied a 17th place finish in the 4x800m relay with a time of 10:11.11. 2010-11 Season: Cross Country: Ran a season best 21:23.00 to finish 19th overall at the Fairfield University Invitational. Indoor Track: Finished fourth overall in the 1000m run in 3:27.41 at the Fairfield University Invitational…Placed fourth overall in the 3000m run with a time of 11:57.25 at the SCSU Alumni Invitational. Outdoor Track: Finished 20th overall in the 1500m run with a time of 5:25.20 at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational…Placed 18th overall in the 800m run in 2:44.21 at the Springfield College Invitational. 2009-2010 Season: Cross Country: Ran a season best 16:52:00 at the Fairfield University Invitational. Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 1000m finishing in 3:21.96 at the Yale Giegengack Invitational…Also ran the 1 mile run in 5:55.89 at the URI Sorlein Invitational. Outdoor Track: Ran season best in the 1500m finishing in 5:16.58 at the George Davis Invitational. High School: Attended Kearny High School in New Jersey...Named to the All-Hudson County team and was a Hudson County Champion in the mile with a best time of 5:30. Personal: Daughter of Miguel and Gorette Bernardino...Has one brother, Rafael and one sister, Raquel...Also a member of the French club in high school. 29 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/MID-DISTANCE SENIOR HAMILTON, MASS. | HAMILTON-WENHAM DOROTHY BRENNICK 2011-2012 Season: Part of the team named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team… Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Cross Country: At the Father O’Neil S.J. Invitational, posted a time of 26.26. Indoor Track: At the Yale Season Opener finished sixth in the 500m dash with a time of 1:32.17. 2010-11 Season: NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Ran a season-best in the 200m finishing in 28.96 at the Yale Season Opener… Placed fourth in the 600m run with a time of 1:57.36 at the SCSU Alumni Invitational…Ran a season-best in the 400m with a time of 1:03.72 at the Northeast-10 Championships. Outdoor Track: Finished 18th overall in the 100m with a time of 14:64 at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational… Placed 10th overall in the 400m with a season-best time of 1:06.42 at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational…Finished 13th overall in the 200m in 28:85 seconds at the Springfield College Invitational…Ran a season-best time in the 100m with a mark of 14.77 seconds at the Yale Spring Track Classic…Finished 13th in the 200m with a season-best time of 28. 73 seconds at the NE-10 Championships. 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 200m finishing in 28.74 at the Yale Giegengack Invitational…Also ran a season best in the 300m finishing in 46.78 at the SCSU Alumni Invitational. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best at the Coast Guard Invitational 200m dash finishing in 28.96 and also ran a season best in the 400m at the Yale Classic finishing in 1:06.38. High School: Four-year member of the indoor and outdoor track programs…Captain in both indoor and outdoor track her senior year… Holds the 4 by 200m relay record and the shuttle dash relay record … Received the Coaches Award in outdoor track…Member of the Interact, a community service club. Personal: Daughter of Dorothy Brennick…Enrolled as an interior design major. 30 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES THROWS JUNIOR AGAWAM, MASS. | AGAWAM BRITTANY BUSSIERE 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: At the Giengengack Invitational finished eighth in the shot put event with a distance of 10.17m…Also finished 11th in weight throw with a distance of 10.45m…At the Northeast-10 Championships, finished 13th in the shot put event with a distance of 9.65m. Outdoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship, posted a ninth place finish in the hammer throw with a distance of 35.86m. 2010-2011 Season: NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Took fourth at the SCSU Alumni Invitational in the shot put event, throwing a distance of 10.47m…Competed in the NE-10 Championships, finishing 12th in shot put with a distance of 10.31m. Outdoor Track: Tallied a seventh place finish in shot put at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational, throwing a distance of 9.69m…Grabbed 13th at the NE-10 Championships in the shot put event, throwing it a distance of 9.74m. High School: Four-year member of the Agawam High School track and field team…Set the school shot put record in 2010 with a distance of 35’10.25” in 2010…Was crowned the Western Massachusetts Champion in shot put event in 2010…Selected to the All-Western Massachusetts team in 2009- 10…Named to the All-Conference teams in 2009-10…Led the team to two Western Massachusetts second place finishes in 2009-10…Served as the team captain as a senior. Personal: Daughter of Lyn and Bruce Bussiere…Has one brother, Zack and two sisters, Heather and Courtney…Majoring in Sports Management. 31 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES THROWS JUNIOR HARTFORD, CONN. | NORTHWEST CATHOLIC CAMILLE CHARLES 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Collected a 13th place finish at the Yale Season Opener in the shot put event with a distance of 9.15m…Also tallied a seventh place finish in the weight throw event with a distance of 13.69m. 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: Took seventh place at the SCSU Alumni Invitational in the shot put event with a distance of 9.47m…Grabbed 16th place in shot put with a season-best distance of 9.72m. Outdoor Track: Tossed a season-best distance of 10.24m in the shot put event while taking 11th place at the Yale Spring Track Classic…Competed in the NE-10 Championships, taking 10th place in the shot put event with a distance of 10.02. 32 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES JUMPS/HURDLES SOPHOMORE DERBY, CONN. | HILL REGIONAL CAREER BRIANA CONYERS 2011-2012 Season: U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region Team…Women’s Field Rookie of the Week (4/30)…U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as an All-Academic Team…Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: At the Giegengack Invitational, finished fifth in the long jump with a distance of 5.15m…Also placed second in the triple jump with a distance of 11.28m…At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship finished third in the long jump with a season- best 5.36m…Also collected second place in the triple jump with a distance of 11.28m. Outdoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship defeated the field in the triple jump with a distance of 11.74m…Also part of the team that collected a third place finish in the 4x100m relay with a time of 49.12…At the New England Championships posted a second place finish in the triple jump with a season-best distance of 12.09m. High School: Was a three-sport athlete for the Panthers of Hill Regional Career Magnet High School…Served as team captain for volleyball and track and field teams…A track and field All-SCC selection in 2010…A Class M Champion in 2011…An All-State selection in 2010 and 2011…An All- Area selection in 2011…Was also a member of the basketball team and cheerleading squad. Personal: Daughter of Celena and Ron Conyers…Has one brother; D’Ron… Undecided on a major. 33 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE SOPHOMORE RIVERSIDE, CALIF. | NORTE VISTA ALEJANDRA CORTEZ 2011-2012 Season: Part of the team named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team… Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Cross Country: At the Father O’Neil S.J. Invitational tallied a 16th place finish with a time of 20:51…Posted a time of 25:43.4 at the NCAA East Region Championship. Indoor Track: At the Yale Season Opener, finished sixth in the 800m run with a time of 2:32.22…Posted a seventh place finish at the Giengengack Invitational in the 800m run with a time of 2:29.15. Outdoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championships part of the team that collected a fifth place finish in the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:07.50… Also part of the team that posted an eighth place finish in the 4x800m relay with a time of 10:13.11. High School: California State Scholar Athlete…Three-time League Champion…Cross country MVP…CIF qualifier in both cross country and track…Cross country/track Scholar Athlete...IB Diploma graduate…Alvord Unified School District Student of the Month…Teacher Award in Art… Riverside County Superintendent honors top academic achievement… Part of Best Buddies. Personal: Daughter of Jose and Alejandra Cortez…Majoring in Forensic Science at New Haven…Hobbies include drawing, listening to music, watching movies and running. 34 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES POLE VAULT FRESHMAN NEW FAIRFIELD, CONN. | NEW FAIRFIELD ANNIE CREA High School: Member of the New Fairfield High Rebels…also competed in Swimming and Diving…Member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Vincent and Laura…Has two sisters, Tina and Betty… majoring in Forensic Science. MID-DISTANCE FRESHMAN NEW YORK, N.Y. | CHRIST THE KING DANIELLE CUERVO High School: Attended Christ the King Regional High School…Recipient of the Award for Great Motivation in 2011 and the My Angel award in 2012...Member of the Key Club, Step Team and the National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Rodolfo and Maria Cuervo…One sister, Naharai… Hobbies include reading books, working out and trying new foods…Majoring in Political Science at New Haven. 35 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES JUMPS/HURDLES SOPHOMORE SALEM, MASS. | BISHOP FENWICK BRITTANY DOLAN 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Collected a 21st place finish at the Yale Invitational in the 60m hurdles with a time of 11.05…Posted a 16th place finish at the Giengengack Invitational in the long jump event with a distance of 4.21m. Outdoor Track: At the Yale University Springtime Invitational collected two 16th place finishes including the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:21.41 and the 100m hurdles with a time of 18.55. High School: Team captain as a senior for the Crusaders of Bishop Fenwick High School…Salem News All-Star Honorable Mention and Team MVP in 2008 and 2009…State Qualifier in the outdoor 100m hurdles and 4x100m relay team in 2009…Helped outdoor team to Catholic Central League Championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010…State Qualifier in the outdoor 100m hurdles, 200m hurdles, triple jump and 4x100 relay in 2010…League All-Star in the 100m outdoor hurdles and 4x100 relay in 2010…Indoor Catholic Central League All-Star, Tri-County League MVP and Team MVP in 2009…Salem News All-Star and Tri-County League All-Star in 2010…Qualified and competed at Nike Indoor Nationals as member of the sprint medley team in 2010…State champion in the long jump in 2010… Also played soccer. Personal: Daughter of Debbie Ibanez…Has one sister; Meghan…Majoring in Marine Biology at New Haven. THROWS SOPHOMORE GREENWICH, N.Y. | GREENWICH SARA DONAHUE High School: Attended Greenwich Central School... Wasaren League Champion 2010 and 2011... Section 2 Class C Champion 2010 and 2011...Placed 6th in Division 2 New York State meet...Also particpiated in field hockey and tennis. Personal: Daughter of Patrick and Lisa Donahue...Majoring in Forensic Science and Biology-Premed. 36 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE/DISTANCE SENIOR EAST MEADOW, N.Y. | EAST MEADOW BRIDGET FARIA 2011-2012 Season: Part of the team named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team… Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Cross Country: Tallied a 31st place finish at the Central Connecticut State Blue Devil Invitational with a time of 22:06…Posted a time of 22:21 at the New England Championship. Indoor Track: Collected a seventh place finish at the Yale Season Opener in the 800m run with a time of 2:33.04. 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region selection...Indoor Track: At the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational, took sixth place in the 800m run, clocking in at 2:30.51…Took 20th at the Yale Collegiate Invitational in the 800m run, crossing the finish at 2:35.59…At the Lafayette/Rider Invitational, took 11th in the 800m run finishing with a time of 2:24.58…With a season-best time, finished the 800m run in 2:23.97 to take eighth place at the NE-10 Championships. Outdoor Track: Started the season at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational, clocking in at 5:27.27 in the 1500m run as well as 2:39.61 in the 800m run…Claimed eighth place at the Springfield College Invitational in the 800m run with a time of 2:27.80…At the Yale Spring Track Classic, finished the 400m dash in eighth place, clocking in at 1:02.61… Competed at the NE-10 Championships, finishing with a season-best in the 800m run, crossing the finish at 2:23.44 in eighth place…Finished the season at the New England Championships in the 800m run with a time of 2:24.38. Cross Country: Finished 21st at the Fairfield University Invitational with a time of 21:46…Competed in the Northeast 10 Championships, finishing with a time of 20:30.7…Completed the season at the NCAA East Region Championships with a time of 31:45. 2009-2010 Season: Cross Country: Ran a season best 18:27.00 at the Fairfield University Invitational. Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 800m dash finishing in 2:29.05 at the Boston Terrier Invite…At the URI Sorlein Invite finished the 1000m dash with a time of 3:25.25 and finished the mile run in 6:00.81. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best in the 800m at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships with a time of 2:26.98 finishing in tenth place. High School: Named to All-Conference, All-Division, & All-County teams... Helped lead team to Nassau County Championship in 2007 and 2008... Also a member of the Marching band. Personal: Daughter of George and Patricia Faria...Has one brother, Joe... Career ambition is to work in advertising. 37 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS SOPHOMORE MILLSBORO, DEL. | WILBUR CROSS NATHALIE HALL High School: Attended Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, Conn…Member of the Latin, Spanish and Math Honor Societies…Class President and Co-President for the National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Sharon Hall…majoring in Biology/Pre-Med. POLE VAULT FRESHMAN FORT PLAIN, N.Y. | FORT PLAIN EMILY HOFFMAN High School: Member of the 2009 New York State Section II Class C Champions at Fort Plain High School...As a senior moved to Canajoharie High School and finished as runners-up in the women’s varsity western Athletics Conference on the track with the Cougars...Member of the student council, SADD, mock trial and numerous other clubs. Personal: Daughter of John and Dianne Hoffman…Has two brothers; John and Nick, and one sister; Valerie…Brother John ran track and cross country at URI...Majoring in Forensic Science. 38 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES POLE VAULT SENIOR LEVANT, MAINE | HERMON SHANNON HALL 2011-2012 Season: Part of the team named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team… Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Cross Country: Collected a 33rd place finish at the Father O’Neil S.J. Invitational with a time of 29.25. Indoor Track: Finished 14th at the Yale Season Opener in the 400mm dash with a time of 1:17.86…Took sixth place at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship in the pole vault with a height of 2.45m. Outdoor Track: Tallied a 17th place finish at the UMass Lowell George Davis Invitational in the pole vault with a height of 2.45m. 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: Competed in mid-distance events throughout the season...Posted a season-best time of 1:36.78 in the 500 meters at the Giegengack Invitational...Season-best time of 2:09.09 in the 600 meters at the SCSU Alumni Meet and best time of 3:02.12 in the 800 meters at the Yale Season Opener. Outdoor Track: Competed in pole vault, relays and sprint events throughout the season...Posted a season- best height of 2.45 meters in the pole vault at the Coast Guard Invitational and a time of 1:13.62 in the 400 meter dash at the Yale Springtime Invite...Also recorded a time of 32.49 seconds in the 200 meter dash at Springfield College. 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: Competed in the 200m dash at the URI Sorlein Invitational finishing with a time of 33.27. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best in the 200m dash finishing in 32.10 at the Yale Classic… At the Coast Guard Invitational competed in the Pole Vault finishing with a height of 2.21m placing in sixth. High School: Competed in Eastern Maine Class B Conference...Also participated in soccer, basketball and softball...Honors student...Was a member of the leaders club, and student council. Personal: Daughter of Johanna Hughes...Has one brother, Ben and three sisters, Emily, Malerie and Sam...Career ambition to be a forensic scientist. 39 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES THROWS SOPHOMORE LUNENBURG, MASS. | LUNENBURG SAMANTHA HOLLOWAY 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Indoor Track: Posted a 12th place finish at the Giengengack Invitational in the weight throw with a distance of 9.42m…Also collected an 11th place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship in the weight throw event with a distance of 9.83m. Outdoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship tallied a ninth place finish in the discus throw event with a distance of 33.72m and a 12th place finish in the hammer throw with a distance of 31.09m. High School: Attended Lunenburg High School in Lunenburg, Mass… Served as a team captain in Indoor and Outdoor Track…Received the Coaches Award in Indoor and Outdoor Track…Was an All-Star in the MidWatch Division C League…Also played soccer…Graduated with Honors. Personal: Daughter of Cynthia Holloway…Has one brother, Christopher… Majoring in Legal Studies at New Haven. SPRINTS FRESHMAN ORANGE, N.J. | IMMACULATE CONCEPTION MARSHAE HOLT High Sc hool : At tended Immacu la te Conception…SEC 100m and 200m champion… Also a member of the women’s volleyball team… Participated in the Craft Club, Campus Ministry and Student Ambassador/Diplomat…Received second honors and faculty honors. Personal: Daughter of Heron and Marie Holt…Majoring in Biology at New Haven. 40 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/JUMPS/HURDLES SENIOR FRAMINGHAM, MASS. | FRAMINGHAM ALISSA HOWELL 2011-2012 Season: U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region Team…Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship posted a fifth place finish in the 55m dash with a time of 7.43, second place in the long jump with a distance of 5.43m and a fourth place finish in the triple jump event with a distance of 10.97m…At the New England Championships, collected a ninth place finish in the long jump with a distance of 5.22m. Outdoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship was part of the team that posted a third place finish in the 4x100m relay with a time of 49.12…Also collected a 13th place finish in the 100m dash with a time of 13.31…At the New England Championship was part of the team that tallied a 13th place finish in the 4x100m relay with a time of 49.23. 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region Team…NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: At the SCSU Alumni Invitational, tallied a first place finish in long jump with a distance of 5.07m…Took fifth at the Yale Collegiate Invitational in the long jump, finishing with a season-best 5.13m…Finished third in the triple jump event with a distance of 10.54m at the NE-10 Championships… Also registered two ninth place finishes at the NE-10 Championships, including a distance of 4.87m in the long jump event and a time of 7.65 in the 55m dash. Outdoor Track: Grabbed second in the long jump event with a distance of 5.50m at UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational…Captured first place in long jump at the Springfield College Invitational, jumping a distance of 5.11m…Took fourth at the NE-10 Championships, posting a distance of 5.03m in the long jump… At the New England Championships, took 22nd in the long jump event with a distance of 5.03m. 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship ran season bests in the long jump finishing with a distance of 5.20m placing forth and in the triple jump finishing with a distance of 10.60m placing third. Outdoor Track: Finished first at the Coast Guard Invitational in the 100m dash with a time of 12.94…Placed fifth in the long jump at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships with a distance of 5.18m and also placed fifth in the triple jump with a distance of 10.56m…Also competed in the New England Championship finishing sixteenth in the triple jump with a distance of 10.37m. High School: Named team MVP in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons... Named to the Boston Globe First Team All-Star and was the Baystate Conference Champion in the 55m, long jump and triple jump. Personal: Daughter of Kelvin and Margaret Howell...Has one brother, Romel and one sister, Kerry Ann...Career ambition is to become a therapist. 41 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE SOPHOMORE ROGERS CITY, MICH. | ROGERS CITY LEILANI KORTMAN High School: Attended Rogers High School… Received varsity letters in cross country, track and field, wrestling and cheerleading…Finished second at the regional tournament in the long jump in 2008…Regional champion in the 100m high hurdles…Received the Chuck Altman Award-Outstanding Freshman Track Award in 2008…Also named Most Improved Player in cross country and track, Most Valuable Player for two consecutive years and Co-Captain of the cross country and track team all four years…Received numerous academic awards including the Academic Honors Certificate award in 2008 and the Academic Honors Gold Award in 2011…Four-year class treasurer and a member of the National Honor Society, Float Building Committee, Prom Committee and the TRIO/Upward Bound Program. Personal: Daughter of Mandy Munger and Rob Kortman…One brother, Jeremy…Hobbies include reading, bike riding, swimming, walking and tennis…Majoring in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Psychology at New Haven. SPRINTS SOPHOMORE ENFIELD, CONN. | ENRICO FERMI JENNIFER MAZZIE High School: Attended Enrico Fermi High School…Competed in the states tournament in the 4x400m relay her senior year…Placed fourth at the CT Relays in 2011 and 2012…Also a member of the volleyball team…Participated in the Leo Club and Relay for Life…Received high honors. Personal: Daughter of Philip and Janet Mazzie…Majoring in Forensic Science and Chemistry. 42 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES THROWS SENIOR NEW HAVEN, CONN. | WILBUR CROSS SHRAYA MANICK 2011-2012 Season: U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as an All-Academic Team…U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region Team…Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship, collected a second place finish in the weight throw with a distance of 16.40m and a seventh place finish in the shot put event with a distance of 12.02m…At the New England Championships, posted a ninth place finish in the weight throw with a distance of 15.80m. Outdoor Track: Tallied a third place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship in the discus throw event with a distance of 41.33m and a fourth place finish in the shot put event with a distance of 12.83m…At the New England Championship, took 18th in the discus throw with a distance of 35.02m. 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region selection...Northeast-10 Conference Field Athlete of the Week (4/26)…NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Started the season with three first place finishes…Threw a distance of 12.18m in the shot put event and 15.67m in the weight throw at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…Also finished with a distance of 12.01m at the SCSU Alumni Invitational…Picked up two second place at the NE-10 Championships in both the shot put and wright throw events…Took 21st at the New England Championships in the shot put event. Outdoor Track: Took second place at UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational, finishing with a distance of 46.38m in the hammer throw event…Captured first place at the Springfield College Invitational, throwing a distance of 11.18m in the shot put…Tallied a pair of third place finishes, throwing a distance of 48.27m in the hammer throw and reaching 36.50m in the discus throw at the NE-10 Championships…At the New England Championships, finished in fifth place with a season-best distance of 39.59m and an 11th place finish in the shot put event. 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Captured 16th place in the New England Championships with a distance of 15.08 in the weight throw event…Finished in third place at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships in the weight throw event…Collected fourth place in the weight throw at the Yale Lid Lifter and SCSU Invitational’s. Outdoor Track: Recorded a season best 11.58m in the shot put at the Yale Classic…Finished in ninth place at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships with a distance of 10.70m in the shot put… Launched a distance of 31.73m at the New England Championships… Captured a second place showing in the discus throw at the Springfield Invitational…Posted a distance of 47.32m in the hammer throw event at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships. High School: Four-year member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams…Set school record in the shot put and discus…Finished third in the state in the outdoor shot put and second in the state indoor…Fourth in the state outdoor discus championships…Member of the Spanish and Latin Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Francine Manick…Enrolled as a criminal justice major. 43 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE/HURDLES SOPHOMORE BALLSON LAKE, N.Y. | SHENENDEHOWA SAMANTHA MATTHEWSON 2011-2012 Season: Part of the team named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team… Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Cross Country: Collected a 27th place finish at the Father O’Neil S.J. Invitational with a time of 24:04. Indoor Track: At the Giengengack Invitational posted a 20th place finish in the 500m dash with a time of 1:27.93…Also collected a 10th place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship in the 500m dash with a time of 1:25.47. High School: Ran for the Plainsmen of Shenendehowa High School…Was a scholar athlete in 2011…Received the Julia Shapiro scholar athletic award in 2011…Graduated with Honors. Personal: Daughter of Nancy and William Mathewson…Has one sister; Christine…Majoring in Communications at New Haven. 44 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES JUMPS/HURDLES SOPHOMORE WESTBURY, N.Y. | OLD WESTBURY TIARA MITCHELL 2011-2012 Season: Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week (4/22)…Indoor Track: Took first place at the Giengengack Invitational in the triple jump event with a distance of 11.58m…At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship, collected an eighth place finish in the long jump with a distance of 5.12m and a first place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 11.35m. Outdoor Track: Part of the team that took third place in the 4x100m relay at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship with a time of 49.12…Also part of the team that took fifth in the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:07.50…Tallied a 13th place finish in the 4x100m relay at the New England Championships with a time of 49.23. High School: Was a member of the track and field team for the Dragons of Westbury High School…Graduated with High Honors…Was a member of the Key Club and Future Business Leaders of America. Personal: Daughter of Krystal Davis and Tracy Mitchell…Majoring in Biology-Premedical at New Haven. 45 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/HURDLES FRESHMAN JERSEY CITY, N.J. | IRVINGTON CONNIE MORGAN High School: Attended Irvungton High School... State Sectionals Outdoor in 2011-12and Indoor 2012...Also partcipated in Volleyball. Personal: Daughter of Alfred Morgan and Rosetta Hill...Majoring in Bio/ Pre-Med. JUMPS FRESHMAN WARREN, N.J. | WATCHUNG HULLS AMY PARK High School: Competed in track and field, basketball and soccer at Warren High School... Holds the program’s freshman record with a javelin throw of 97’5”...Personal best is 113’2”... An all-state soccer and all-county basketball player...National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Miwon and Byung Hoon Park...Majoring in Management of Sports Industries. 46 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES JUMPS/HURDLES SENIOR DEDHAM, MASS. | DEDHAM MEREDITH O’CONNOR 2011-2012 Season: Indoor Track: Posted an 11th place finish at the Giengengack Invitational in the 500m dash with a time of 9.78…At the Yale Season Opener collected a fifth place finish in the 500m dash with a time of 1:26.22… Competed at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship and posted a time of 9.06 in the 55m hurdle. Outdoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship collected an 18th place finish in the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.61 and an 11th place finish in the 400m hurdle with a time of 1:08.80…Tallied a 22nd place finish in the 100m hurdles at the New England Championship with a season best time of 15.89. 2010-2011 Season: NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Took fifth place at the SCSU Alumni Invitational in the 600m run, crossing the finish with a time of 1:58.19…At the Lafeyette/Rider Invitational, took 13th in the 60m hurdles. Outdoor Track: Placed fourth at the Springfield College Invitational in the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.69 and the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:11.27...Finished in seventh place at the NE-10 Championships, finishing the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.31 and the 400m hurdles in 1:08.50…Took 29th at the New England Championships in the 400m hurdles. 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: At the SCSU Alumni Invitational Ran season bests in the 55m hurdles finishing in 9.66 placing fifth and in the 300m dash finishing in 48.40 placing eighth. Outdoor Track: Placed sixth at the Coast Guard Invitational in the 100m hurdles finishing in 17.44… Ran season best at the Northeast-10 Championship in the 400m hurdles finishing in seventh with a time of 1:11.13. High School: Competed in the Bay State Conference...Was team MVP spring track 2008, and winter track 2008-09...Earned 12 varsity letters...A member of the peer leadership club, student council, and SADD. Personal: Daughter of Paul and Melissa O’Connor...Has one brother, Evan. 47 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES POLE VAULT FRESHMAN DERBY, CONN. | THE SOUND SCHOOL SARA PUTNEY High School: President of the Vet Tech Club… Member of the Student Council and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)…Honor roll student. Personal: Daughter of Lynn Bartolucci…majoring in Psychology. SPRINTS SOPHOMORE DERBY, CONN. | SACRED HEART ACADEMY AMANDA RINDGEN High School: Attended Sacred Heart Academy… In 2009, received varsity letters in indoor track and outdoor track and field…Holds four school records including the thrower’s relay and the triple jump relay…Named All-SCC in 2010… Received high honors in 2011…Participated in the Key Club, Art Club, Photo Club and Musical Crew. Personal: Daughter of Robert and Anna Rindgen…One sister, Jessica… Hobbies include photography…Majoring in Forensic Science and Chemistry at New Haven. 48 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES POLE VAULT SENIOR SEYMOUR, CONN. | SEYMOUR RACHEL PUTORTI 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll...Limited competition due to injury. 2010-2011 Season: NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Placed fourth in pole vault at the SCSU Alumni Invitational, finishing with a height of 2.54m. Outdoor Track: Took seventh at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational in pole vault, finishing with 2.45m… Finished eighth with a season-best 2.95m in pole vault at the Yale Spring Track Classic…Captured fifth at the NE-10 Championships with 2.85m in the pole vault. 2009-2010 Season: NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Competed in two meets, posting a season-high height of 2.29m in the pole vault. Outdoor Track: Competed in the pole vault along with sprints and relays...Posted a season-best height of 2.74m in the pole vault at the NE-10 Championship...Also recorded a time of 15.10 in the 100m dash at the George Davis Invitational and 30.70 in the 200m dash at the Coach Guard Invitational. 49 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES JUMPS FRESHMAN SALEM, N.H. | SALEM VICTORIA ROZUMEK High School: Attended Salem High School… High jump state champion in 2011 and 2012… Named 2012 All-State spring track and field-high state champion…Received high honors and the Academic Excellence Award…Participated in Peer to Peer Turtoring and NHIAA Student Ambassador. Personal: Daughter of David and Mary-Ann Rozumek…One brother, Christopher and two sisters, Melinda and Nicole…Hobbies include snowboarding, skiing, camping and shopping…Majoring in Criminal Justice at New Haven. THROWS FRESHMAN RANDOLPH, N.J. | RANDOLPH MARIJA SAVAIKO High School: A two-year varsity letterwinner at Randolph...A four-year Honor Roll student. Personal: Daughter of Susan Covalesky...Majoring in Marine Biology. 50 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES DISTANCE SOPHOMORE STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. | PORT RICHMOND DANIELLE SORRENTINO 2011-2012 Season: Part of the team named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team… U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team… Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Cross Country: At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship posted a time of 19:34.52…Also posted a time of 25:00.2 at the NCAA East Region Championship. Indoor Track: At the Yale Season Opener posted a time of 5:52.02 in the one mile run for an eighth place finish…Also collected a 13th place finish at the Giengengack Invitational in the one mile run with a time of 5:32.83. Outdoor Track: Opened the season at the UConn Invitational with a time of 2:40.30 in the 800m dash. High School: Ran cross country and track for the Raiders of Port Richmond High School…Named to cross country State Island H.S. Track & Field Association First Team All-Star selection in 2010…Helped lead team to Staten Island Cross Country and PSAL Cross Country City Championships in 2010…Was a member of the National Honor Society, graduated with Honors and was named Valedictorian. Personal: Daughter of Linda and Charles Sorrentino…Majoring in Psychology-Elementary Education. 51 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/HURDLES FRESHMAN HOLDEN, MASS. | WACHUSETT OLIVIA TANGNEY High School: Four-year member of the Wachusett Regional Mountaineers Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track teams…Cross Country Indoor and Outdoor Track teams won district championship all four years…Helped lead cross country team to two district championships. Personal: Daughter of Brian and Anne Tangney…Has one sister, Grace… majoring in Forensic Psychology. SPRINTS/HURDLES SOPHOMORE NEVERSINK, N.Y. | TRI-VALLEY EMMA TINGLEY 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Indoor Track: At the Yale Invitational collected a 22nd place finish in the 60m hurdles with a time of 11.15…Also posted a 20th place finish at the Giengengack Invitational in the 500m dash with a time of 1:27.75. Outdoor Track: At the UConn Invitational collected a 12th place finish in the 4x400, relay with a time of 4:44.54…Also posted a 13th place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:08.80. High School: Three-sport athlete for the Bears of Tri-Valley Central School…Holds four school records in the 55m hurdles, 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles and as a member of the 4x400 relay team…State qualifier during the 2007-08 season…Also played basketball and soccer…Was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America...A scholar athlete and graduated with High Honors. Personal: Daughter of Jane and Brian Tingley…Has one brother; Samuel and one sister; Victoria…Majoring in Criminal Justice-Forensic Psychology at New Haven. 52 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS JUNIOR WEST HAVEN, CONN. | WEST HAVEN ADA UDAYA 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Outdoor Track: Defeated the field at the Uconn Invitational in the 200m dash with a time of 25.14…Also posted a ninth place finish in the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:20.61. 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-American...USTFCCCA All-Region Team…Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week (5/31)…NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Qualified for the NCAA Division II Championship in the 200m and 60m dashes...Took seventh place with a time of 7.59 in the 60m final and earned All-American honors…Helped lead New Haven to a fourth place finish at the National Championship by earning points in the 60m dash...Took fifth place at the SCSU Alumni Meet in the 55m dash with a time of 8.32...Captured second at the Metro Invitational in the 60m dash, crossing the finish in 8.32…Took second in the 200m dash at the Yale Giegengack Invitational with a time of 25.11…Tallied a first place victory in the 60m dash at the Lafeyette/ Rider Invitational, finishing in 7.69…Recorded a season best 7.11 in the 55m dash at the NE-10 Championships, capturing a first place finish. Outdoor Track: Qualified for the NCAA Division II Championship in the 100m and 200m dashes...Finished with preliminary marks of 24.46 and 11.80, respectively, at the NCAA Division II Championship...Took first at the Ramapo College Invitational, crossing the finish in 24.71 in the 200m dash…Finished the 100m dash in 12.26 for first place at UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational…At the NE-10 Championships, took second in the 100m dash and the 200m dash…Recorded two first place finishes at the New England Championshps, finishing the 100m dash in a season-best 11.68 and the 200m dash in 24.30. High school: Four year member of the Blue Devils cross country and track and field teams…Three time champion in the 55 meter dash, two time champion in 100 meter dash…2010 Southern Connecticut Conference champion in the 200 meter dash and holds the conference 55 meter dash record…Also played volleyball…National Honor Society member and honor roll student. Personal: Daughter of Duehler Harris…Enrolled as a Biology-Pre Medicine major. 53 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS SOPHOMORE WALTHAM, MASS. | WALTHAM IVY WATTS 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Collected a fourth place finish at the Yale Invitational in the 400m dash with a time of 58.85…At the Giengengack Invitational took third place in the 400m dash with a time of 58.99 and 13th in the 200m dash with a time of 26.43. Outdoor Track: Tallied two fifth place finishes at the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship in the 400m dash with a time of 58.06 and the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:07.50. High School: Ran for the Hawks of Waltham Senior High School…Was a Greater Boston League All-Star as a freshman…Dual County League All-Star as a sophomore and junior…Broke three school records three different times; the 200m in 26.2 seconds, 300m in 41.78 seconds and 400m in 58.71 seconds…Graduated with Honors and received the Junior Book Award. Personal: Daughter of Sang and Michael Watts…Has one brother; Dion… Majoring in Criminal Justice-Forensic Psychology at New Haven. 54 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/HURDLES SENIOR WEST HAVEN, CONN. | WEST HAVEN MONICA YANEZ 2011-2012 Season: Winter Academic All- Conference Team…Northeast-10 Conference Spring Academic All-Conference Team…Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Received the D2ADA Academic Achievement Award…Indoor Track: At the Giengengack Invitational posted an eighth place finish in the 60m hurdle with a time of 9.53 and an 11th place finish in the 500m dash with a time of 1:21.99…At the Northeast-10 Championships finished sixth in the 500m dash with a season-best time of 1:20.24. Outdoor Track: Part of the team that collected a third place finish in the 4x100m relay with a time of 49.23 at the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship…Also tallied a fourth place finish in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:03.96 and a seventh place finish in the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.64…At the New England Championship posted a 13th place finish in the 4x100m relay with a time of 49.23. 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region Team…NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Captured a first place finish at the SCSU Alumni Invitational in the 33m dash, crossing the finish in 7.16…Recorded a time of 7.67 in the 55m dash at the NE-10 Championships taking eighth place… Also took 10th in the 200m dash at the NE-10 Championships. Outdoor Track: Registered a third place finish at the NE-10 Championships in the 400m hurdles, posting a time of 1:05.92…Took 14th at the New England Championships in the 400m hurdles, recording a time of 1:05.91. High School: Played four years at West Haven High School…Named the ‘Rookie of the Year’ as a sophomore in 2007…Served as team captain in 2009…Also a member of the Indoor and Outdoor track and field teams for the Blue Devils…Holds four school records (55m hurdles, long jump, 300m hurdles and 100m hurdles). Personal: Daughter of Irma and Luis Yanez…Four sisters, Brenda, Adriana, Diana and Cecilia…Majoring in Engineering at New Haven....A First Team All-NE-10 and All-East Region soccer player for the Chargers. 55 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • 56 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF The Northeast-10 Conference is an NCAA Division II conference that was established in 1979. The NE-10 consists of 16 member institutions that are located throughout the Northeast including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. The institutions that make up the Northeast-10 are Adelphi University (Garden City, N.Y.), American International College (Springfield, Mass.), Assumption College (Worcester, Mass.), Bentley University (Waltham, Mass.), Franklin Pierce University (Rindge, N.H.), Le Moyne College (Syracuse, N.Y.), University of Massachusetts Lowell (Lowell, Mass.), Merrimack College (North Andover, Mass.), University of New Haven (West Haven, Conn.), Pace University (Pleasantville, N.Y.), Saint Anselm College (Manchester, N.H.), Saint Michael’s College (Colchester, Vt.), College of Saint Rose (Albany, N.Y.), Southern Connecticut State University (New Haven, Conn.), Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, N.H.), and Stonehill College (Easton, Mass.). The 16 member institutions are spread geographically from Syracuse, New York to Boston, Massachusetts and from Burlington, Vermont to Long Island, New York. Many of the members are located in or around the metropolitan areas of Albany, Boston, New Haven, Worcester, and New York. The Conference most recently welcomed the University of New Haven in 2008 and Adelphi University in 2009, adding to the powerful union of strong academic and athletic colleges and universities. The Northeast-10 has evolved into a membership committed to competitive athletics programs that emphasize the education on and off the field of its more than 5,500 student athletes. Counted among the many accomplishments of our institutions are NCAA Division II National Championships in women’s basketball, field hockey, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, women’s track & field, and men’s and women’s swimming & diving. This past year, 47 teams representing the Northeast-10 saw their name on NCAA selection days as Division II national championship fields were announced. The 47 teams represented fourteen different institutions. During the 2010-2011 academic year, two Northeast-10 teams claimed national titles, as UMass Lowell won the field hockey championship and Adelphi won the women’s lacrosse national crown. Indivudally, New Haven’s Shannon Gagne won five national titles at the indoor and outdoor track and field championship meets, Stonehill’s Corey Thomas was the national champion in the high jump, and Southern Connecticut’s Amanda Thomas took home the gold medal in the 200-yard individual medley at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. The Saint Rose women’s soccer team also claimed its first national championship in 2011. From the field of play to the class room, the Northeast-10 honored a number of student- athletes for their academic accomplishments. The conference honored close to 200 student- athletes throughout the year that excelled at a high level on the field and in the classroom as members of the academic all conference teams. Additionally, 2,917 student-athletes representing each of the sixteen schools earned a 3.0 GPA or higher and were named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll last year. Today’s Northeast-10 Conference remains focused on complementing the academic integrity and missions of the member institutions with a commitment to a broad- based championship program, as evidenced by the 23 sports the Conference offers in championship play, the most of any Division II conference. American International College Yellow Jackets Springfield, Mass. Assumption College Greyhounds Worcester, Mass. Bentley College Falcons Waltham, Mass. Franklin Pierce University Ravens Rindge, N.H. Le Moyne College Dolphins Syracuse, N.Y. University of Massachuetts Lowell River Hawks Lowell, Mass. Merrimack College Warriors North Andover, Mass. University of New Haven Chargers West Haven, Conn. Pace University Setters Pleasantville, N.Y. Saint Anselm College Hawks Manchester, N.H. Saint Michael’s College Purple Knights Colchester, Vt. The College of Saint Rose Golden Knights Albany, N.Y. Southern Connecticut State University Owls New Haven, Conn. Southern New Hampshire University Penmen Manchester, N.H. Stonehill College Skyhawks Easton, Mass. Adelphi University Panthers Garden City, N.Y.
  • 57 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD Men’s Indoor Records 55m .........................Otto Pearson ....................................................................................................................6.34 ............1979 55m HH ..................Marcus Walton ................................................................................................................. 7.43 ............1996 60m ......................... Tyrone Sawyer ..................................................................................................................6.85 ............2009 200m ......................Kevin Downing ...............................................................................................................21.41 ............2009 400m ......................Kevin Ross ...................................................................................................................... 47.97 ............1999 440yd. .....................Ed Yearwood ..................................................................................................................46.49 ............1979 500m ......................Mark O’Brady ............................................................................................................. 1:04.63 ............1993 600m ...................... Tevonne Hemmans .................................................................................................... 1:23.73 ............2011 800m ......................Marius Skarbauskas .................................................................................................. 1:50.91 ............2004 1000m .................... James Beaubrun ........................................................................................................ 2:30.01 ............2006 1 Mile ......................Michael Ambrose ....................................................................................................... 4:10.00 .............. N/A 3000m ....................Michael Ambrose ....................................................................................................... 8:14.84 .............. N/A 2 Miles ....................Michael Ambrose ....................................................................................................... 8:54.44 .............. N/A 5000m ....................Michael Ambrose .....................................................................................................14:28.94 .............. N/A Long Jump ..............Orville Sweeney ............................................................................................................. 7.51m ............1991 Triple Jump .............Henry Spellman ......................................................................................................... 14.45m ............1979 High Jump ............... Matthew Jeune .................................................................................................................2.20m ............ 2012 Pole Vault ................Dean Gordon & Perry Pausig .......................................................................................4.11m .............. N/A Shot Put ..................David Marra ............................................................................................................... 15.24m .............. N/A 35 lb. Wt. ................Steven Jussaume ....................................................................................................... 18.26m ............2007 Pentathlon ..............Hakim Smith ...........................................................................................................3,478 pts. ............1994 4x400 relay ............ Larson, Boothe, Snyder, Ross ................................................................................... 3:15.25 ............1999 4x800 relay ............Cambell, Perez, Schultz, Thompson ......................................................................... 7:34.00 .............. N/A DMR ........................Scuster, Taylor, Santiago, Ambrose ........................................................................10:09.04 .............. N/A Men’s Outdoor Records 100m ......................Kevin Downing ..............................................................................................................10.46 ............2009 200m ......................Kevin Downing ..............................................................................................................20.96 ............2009 400m ......................Ed Yearwood ................................................................................................................ 46.44 ............1979 800m ...................... Jessie Coger & Eric Larson ....................................................................................... 1:50.68 .............. N/A 1500m ....................Michael Ambrose ...................................................................................................... 3:48.58 .............. N/A 3000msc ................ Jim Santiago .............................................................................................................. 9:10.21 .............. N/A 5000m ....................Michael Ambrose ....................................................................................................14:28.00 .............. N/A 10,000m .................Don Cavanaugh .......................................................................................................31:52.00 .............. N/A 110 HH ....................Marcus Walton ..............................................................................................................14:53 ............1996 400m IH ..................Major Ruth ....................................................................................................................53.81 .............. N/A Long Jump ..............Orville Sweeney ............................................................................................................ 7.43m ............1991 Triple Jump .............Henry Spellman ........................................................................................................ 14.83m ............1979 High Jump ............... Matthew Jeune ................................................................................................................2.20m ............ 2012 Pole Vault ................Perry Pausig .................................................................................................................4.27m .............. N/A Shot Put ..................Dave Marra .................................................................................................................15.19m .............. N/A Discus ..................... John Goodheart ........................................................................................................ 42.70m .............. N/A Hammer ..................Steve Jussaume .........................................................................................................57.81m ............2007 Javelin .....................Harvey Boehm ........................................................................................................... 66.52m .............. N/A SMR ......................... Tyrone Sawyer, Kevin Downing, Sylvester Maldonado, Alaric Best ........................ 3:39.57 ............2009 4x100 relay .............Moses, Maull, Foley, Coger ..........................................................................................41.06 .............. N/A 4x400 relay ............ Larson, Boothe, Snyder, Ross .................................................................................. 3:09.89 ............1999 THE RECORDS
  • 58 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF Women’s Indoor Records 55m .........................Shannon Gagne ............................................................................................................... 7.05 ...........2011 55m HH ..................Monica Yanez ................................................................................................................... 8.71 ...........2011 60m .........................Ada Udaya ........................................................................................... 7.53 (above sea level) ............2011 60m .........................Shannon Gagne ......................................................................................... 7.57 (at sea level) ............2011 60m HH ................... Monica Yanez .......................................................................................................................9.53 ............ 2012 200m ......................Shannon Gagne .............................................................................................................23.60 ............2011 400m ......................Shannon Gagne .......................................................................................................... 54.03* ............2011 500m ......................Monica Yanez ............................................................................................................. 1:18.59 ............2011 600m ......................Dominique Stasulli .................................................................................................... 1:44.20 ............2011 800m ......................Dominique Stasulli .................................................................................................... 2:22.26 ............2011 1000m ....................Dominique Stasulli .................................................................................................... 3:01.63 ............2011 1 Mile ......................Dominique Stasulli .................................................................................................... 5:10.96 ............2011 3000m ....................Alissa von Schmidt .................................................................................................. 10:41.12 ............2005 5000m ....................Alissa von Schmidt .................................................................................................. 18:54.18 ............2007 High Jump ...............Calista Hutchinson .......................................................................................................1.67m ............2011 Long Jump ..............Shannon Gagne ............................................................................................................6.02m ............2011 Triple Jump ............. Tiara Mitchell ................................................................................................................. 11.58m ............ 2012 Shot Put ..................Shraya Manick ........................................................................................................... 12.97m ............2011 20 lb Wt. .................Shraya Manick ............................................................................................................16.16m ............2011 Pole Vault ................Kristen Beck ..................................................................................................................2.59m ............2003 SMR .........................N/A ............................................................................................................................. 4:38.03 ............2003 DMR ........................Dominique Stasulli, Shannon Gagne, Bridget Faria, Lauren DiMitruck ..............12:30.68 ............2011 4x200 relay ............Melissa Jones, Donna Carpenter, Natalie Wisdom, Monique Bynoe ..................... 1:49.50 ............2003 4x400 relay ............Shannon Gagne, Monica Yanez, Alissa Howell, Ada Udaya .................................... 3:52.69 ............2011 4x800 relay ............Dominique Stasulli, Bridget Faria, Tania Bernardino, Lauren DiMitruck .............10:00.50 ............2011 Pentathlon ..............Evelyn Tolliver ........................................................................................................... 2471 pts. ............2002 Women’s Outdoor Records 100m ......................Shannon Gagne .............................................................................................................11.69 ............2011 100m HH ................ Monica Yanez ....................................................................................................................15.00 ............ 2012 200m ......................Shannon Gagne .......................................................................................................... 23.43* ............2011 400m ......................Shannon Gagne .......................................................................................................... 53.62* ............2011 400m IH .................. Monica Yanez .................................................................................................................1:03.52 ............ 2012 800m ......................Dominique Stasulli .................................................................................................... 2:23.25 ............2011 1500m ....................Alissa von Schmidt .................................................................................................... 4:54.01 ............2005 3000m ....................Alissa von Schmidt ..................................................................................................10:40.05 ............2005 3000msc .................Melissa Tempesta ....................................................................................................11:32.83 ............2010 5000m ....................Alissa von Schmidt .................................................................................................. 18:41.25 ............2005 10,000m .................Alissa von Schmidt .................................................................................................. 40:58.71 ............2007 High Jump ............... Calista Hutchinson ...........................................................................................................1.66m ............ 2012 Long Jump ..............Shannon Gagne ............................................................................................................5.95m ............2011 Triple Jump ............. Tiara Mitchell ................................................................................................................. 12.23m ............ 2012 Shot Put .................. Shraya Manick ............................................................................................................... 12.83m ............ 2012 Discus ...................... Shraya Manick ................................................................................................................41.33m ............ 2012 Hammer .................. Shraya Manick ................................................................................................................48.27m ............ 2012 Pole Vault ................Rachel Putorti ...............................................................................................................2.95m ............2011 SMR .........................Ada Udaya, Alissa Howell, Monica Yanez, Bridget Faria ...........................................4:23.17 ............2011 4x100 relay .............Ada Udaya, Shannon Gagne, Alissa Howell, Monica Yanez ....................................... 46.84 ............2011 4x200 relay ............Ada Udaya, Shannon Gagne, Alissa Howell, Monica Yanez .................................... 1:41.80 ............2011 4x400 relay ............Monica Yanez, Ada Udaya, Alissa Howell, Shannon Gagne .................................... 3:53.78 ............2011 4x800 relay ............ Lauren DiMitruck, Bridget Faria, Tania Bernardino, Dominique Stasulli ............... 9:49.16 ............2010 * National Championship-winning time/distance THE RECORDS
  • Deborah Chin, Associate Vice President, Director of Athletics and Recreation Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D., University President Since becoming president of the University of New Haven in 2004, Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D. has led the University of New Haven through a period of remarkable growth and development. In the past five years alone, enrollment has grown by 34 percent to more than 6,400 undergraduate and graduate students, who hail from 35 states and some 45 countries. Full-time undergraduate enrollment has grown by 59 percent and applications have increased by 176 percent. During this time, the University has completed over $100 million in construction projects and has launched 15 new academic programs. UNH now ranks among the top comprehensive universities in the North and boasts nationally ranked programs in a number of majors across business, criminal justice, engineering, forensic science, and the liberal arts and sciences. In recognition of his contributions to transforming the University, Dr. Kaplan was named “Businessman of the Year” by Business New Haven magazine in 2008. President Kaplan also was awarded the 2011 William M. Burke Presidential Award for Experiential Education by the National Society for Experiential Education. The award recognizes President Kaplan’s efforts to make UNH a national leader in experiential education, requiring every undergraduate student to complete an internship, an academic service learning experience, international study or a faculty-mentored research project before graduation. Previously, Dr. Kaplan was chancellor and professor of English at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, the only four-year branch campus of the University of Virginia and one of the nation’s best public colleges, according to U. S. News & World Report. Dr. Kaplan began his teaching career in 1982 as an Instructor of English at the University of Maryland, European Division. From 1985-1989, he served as Visiting Lecturer in American Studies at Eberhard-Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany – one of the oldest and most highly regarded universities in Europe. After completing his doctoral studies at Eberhard-Karls Universität, he returned to the U.S. to teach English at the University of Southern Colorado. Within three years, he was made department chair, serving in that capacity for two years before becoming Director of the Center for International Studies. Dr. Kaplan also served as dean of Arts and Humanities at SUNY College at Buffalo and as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler University. In addition to earning his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Eberhard-Karls Universität, Dr. Kaplan holds a Master of Arts degree (with a concentration in philosophy, German and English) from Eberhard-Karls Universität and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Kaplan is the author of a book on American translations of the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke; a book on Tim O’Brien’s fiction, published by the University of South Carolina Press; and an anthology of international war stories, published by the University Press of Colorado. He also has written a number of scholarly essays. Dr. Kaplan and his wife, Anemone Schweizer-Kaplan, are both ardent opera buffs and love to ballroom dance, hike and downhill ski. They share a great love for the visual and performing arts and have traveled to more than 30 countries during their 35 years together, including Tanzania, where they hiked up Mt. Kilimanjaro. They have a son and three daughters. Dr. Kaplan grew up in Chicago, the son of a shoe store owner and an actress-comedienne. He said his stepfather, Irving Glovin, taught him to love ideas and appreciate the contributions we all need to make to good causes. Irv Glovin was a good friend of Oskar Schindler, was instrumental in getting the story out in book and film form (he was associate producer of the film), and is President of the Oskar Schindler Humanitarian Foundation. Dr. Kaplan also serves on the board of the Foundation. Anemone Schweizer-Kaplan grew up in Southwest Germany. She holds the equivalent of an American M.A. in Secondary Education and taught at a German high school. She is a ceramics artist and taught German and pottery as an adjunct faculty member in Colorado and Virginia. Deborah Chin became the school’s fourth Director of Athletics in 1993, and currently oversees a department which sponsors 16 NCAA Division II varsity sports. She was elected to the prestigious position of Chair for the NCAA’s Division II Management Council for 2008 and was promoted to Associate Vice President, Director of Athletics and Recreation in 2010. UNH Athletics has enjoyed a high level of success across the board during Chin’s tenure as Director of Athletics, advancing to NCAA tournament over 50 times in 17-plus years. UNH has recently made a number of capital improvements to athletic and recreational facilities, including the construction of the multi-million dollar David A. Beckerman Student Recreation Center, a $1.3 million synthetic turf renovation of Kayo Field (soccer and lacrosse), as well as installation of state- of-the-art blue and gold synthetic turf at the new Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium. In 2007, Chin spearheaded efforts to re-instate football as a varsity program and find UNH a new athletics conference that best fits the institution’s long-term academic and athletic aspirations. Both goals were accomplished when UNH announced on November 13, 2007 that it had been accepted as a full member of the prestigious Northeast-10 Conference, effective the 2008-09 academic year. After a five-year hiatus, the Charger football team returned to the gridiron in 2009, and have since won back-to-back conference championships and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals. A member of the University of New Haven staff since 1975, Chin began her UNH career as Coordinator of Women’s Athletics. She was responsible for starting the women’s intercollegiate athletic program at UNH, coaching volleyball, tennis, basketball and softball in the early years. Chin eventually surrendered all head coaching responsibilities, except volleyball, when she was promoted to Associate Director of Athletics in 1979. Among her numerous honors, Chin was named the NACWAA NCAA Division II Administrator of the Year in 2009 after serving as the D-II Management Council Chair. In 2007, the Connecticut Sportswriters’ Alliance presented Chin with the Gold Key Award, the state’s top sporting honor which recognizes significant contributions to athletics in the State of Connecticut. Chin won the NACDA/Continental Airlines Athletic Director of the Year for the Northeast Region in 1998- 99 and was awarded the NACWAA Josten’s District I Administrator of the Year Award in 1997. Chin won the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports Presidential Award in March 1997 and was the Connecticut Post Woman of the Year in 1993. Chin has also earned the U.S. Volleyball Association Meritorious Service Award and the YMCA Women in Leadership Award. In 2010, she was honored as an Elm City Legend, an event which recognizes the greater New Haven region’s best in sports and community dedication. As head women’s volleyball coach, Chin fashioned a Hall of Fame resume - literally - earning induction into the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Hall of Fame in December, 2006. Chin is also a member of the Connecticut Volleyball Hall of Fame (Inducted October, 1998), the Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (April, 1999), and the Athletics Hall of Fame at her alma mater, SUNY-Cortland. In a 19-year career (1975-93) as head coach for the Chargers, she posted a 578-179 record (.764) and was at that time only the fifth Division II coach to win 500 career matches. The Chargers made 10 trips to the NCAA tournament during Chin’s reign, reaching the top five four times. Her awards include six AVCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year distinctions as well as eight New England Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year honors. Chin coached the Chargers to twelve 30-win seasons, including six straight. She is also recognized internationally as a top volleyball clinician. As an administrator, Chin has served on over 30 national and regional committees. In addition to her most recent position as Chair of the Division II Management Council, her resume includes terms as chairperson for the NCAA Division II Volleyball Committee (1988-92), the NCAA Division II Baseball Committee (1997-2001), the NCAA Northeast Regional Football Committee (1999-2003), and the NACDA John McLendon Minority Scholarship Committee (1999-present). She served four years on the NACWAA Board of Directors (1993-96), and acted as the Volleyball Commissioner for the 1995 Special Olympics World Games held in New Haven. A graduate of SUNY-Cortland with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education, Chin earned her Master’s of Science degree in Physical Education from UNC-Greensboro. UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION 59 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
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  • CHARGER ATHLETIC CLUB The Charger Athletics Club serves as a vital force in helping the University of New Haven Department of athletics continue its strong athletics tradition. The suc- cess of the athletic programs enhances the university’s reputation at both the regional and national levels. Membership in the Charger Athletics Club is open to alumni, parents of student-athletes, faculty & staff, students and friends of athletics. The funds raised by the Charger Athletics Club help fund capi- tal projects, which benefit all of the Charger athletic teams and help to enhance the game-day experiences of loyal fans, faculty, staff and the local community who support UNH student-athletes. All gifts to the Charger Athletics Club by alumni, par- ents, faculty, staff and friends will be counted in the university’s Annual Fund. By making an annual fund gift through the Charger Athletics Club donors are emphasizing the importance of athletics to the Univer- sity community and helping student-athletes succeed on and off the field. Annual membership runs from July 1 through June 30 and is open to all for a minimum donation of $50. Visit www.NewHavenChargers.com to join in the tradition of success! MEMBERSHIP LEVELS All-American Club: $1,000 + Director’s Club: $500-$999 Coaches’ Club: $250-$499 Captain’s Club: $100-$249 Varsity Club: $50-$99 61 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • CHARGER ATHLETICS POSTSEASON SUCCESS Men’s Cross Country NCAA National Qualifiers: 1979, 2001 Women’s Cross Country NCAA National Qualifier: 2004 Baseball NCAA World Series: 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1998; NCAA Region- als: 1972, 1973, 1976, 1981, 1983, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2010; NAIA World Series: 1966, 1970; NAIA Regionals: 1965, 1967, 1969 Men’s Basketball NCAA Regionals: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2003, 2004; NAIA: 1966, 1968, 1969 Women’s Basketball NCAA National Champions: 1987 NCAA Elite 8: 1988; NCAA Regionals: 1986, 1989, 2003, 2006, 2007 Football NCAA Runner-up: 1997; NCAA Semifinals: 1992; NCAA Regionals: 1993, 1995, 2011 Men’s Golf NCAA 7th place: 1970; NCAA Regionals: 2004, 2005; NCAA Nationals: 2004; NCAA Regionals (Individual): 2006, 2007 Men’s Lacrosse NCAA Regionals: 1977, 1978 Women’s Lacrosse NCAA Regionals: 2009 Men’s Track & Field NCAA National Qualifiers: 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Women’s Track & Field NCAA National Champions: 2011 (5) NCAA National Qualifiers: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Men’s Soccer NCAA Runner-up: 1976; NCAA Semifinals: 1977, 1984; NCAA Regionals: 1972, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1983; NAIA: 1970 Women’s Soccer NCAA Regionals: 2005, 2006 Softball NCAA Regionals: 1995, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Women’s Volleyball NCAA Elite 8: 1984, 1985, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2008; NCAA Regionals: 1983, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011; EAIAW: 1978, 1981 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the department of intercollegiate athletics is to support the mission of the university and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount. The department will provide growth opportunities to achieve in a nationally competitive intercollegiate program that attracts, nurtures and graduates student-athletes who under the guidance of a quality staff, represent the University of New Haven with character and integrity while achieving academic excellence, serving the community and pursuing excellence in their respective sports. DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS PHILOSOPHY Higher education has lasting importance on an individual’s future success. For this reason, the emphasis for the student-athlete experience at the University of New Haven is a comprehensive program of learning and development in a personal setting. As an NCAA Division II program, our approach provides growth opportunities through academic achievement, learning in high-level athletic competition and development of positive societal attitudes in service to community. The balance and integration of these different areas of learning opportunity provide our student-athletes a path to graduation while cultivating a variety of skills and knowledge for life ahead. The University of New Haven seeks to provide the world with leaders who can make a positive difference in a global society. Student- athletes are afforded unique opportunities for leadership because of the visibility provided through athletics competition. UNH’s intercollegiate program provides opportunities for its student-athletes to develop moral virtues, such as courage, self-confidence, and integrity and to learn communication and teamwork skills associated with outstanding leadership. Thus the Department of Athletics helps the University satisfy its primary aspiration, which is to prepare students to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in a global society through experiential, collaborative, and discovery-based learning. The Department of Athletics is committed to delivering intercollegiate athletics programs that are consistent with the University’s mission and generates the trust and support of its various constituencies. The goal of the department is to field sports teams that compete successfully against other NCAA Division II teams while upholding the academic standards of the University of New Haven. The department is also committed to conducting its programs in strict adherence to the policies, rules and regulations set by the University’s administration, Board of Governors, the NCAA and the Northeast-10 Conference. Through its programs, the department gives its student-athletes of different genders, races, religions, national origins and sexual orientation opportunities to participate in intercollegiate competition. The intercollegiate program will function free of discrimination with a University commitment to the adherence to Title IX and the Office of Civil Rights guidelines. A major goal of the Department of Athletics is to help student-athletes realize the full potential of their athletic abilities while also increasing their intellectual capabilities and providing them a meaningful opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree. The department will not compromise its commitment to educate and graduate its student-athletes. Department of Athletics personnel are expected to represent the University in a manner consistent with UNH’s principles and values. All personnel are expected to perform their responsibilities with the highest standards of integrity, ethical behavior and sportsmanship at all times. Coaches and staff are expected to treat student-athletes fairly and with respect and to facilitate leadership that helps them mature physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS HIGHLIGHTS • The UNH women’s volleyball team has reached the NCAA Sweet 16 eighteen times since 1983, and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight 11 times, including an Elite Eight appearance in 2008. • Baseball has consistently been ranked as one of the winningest Division II programs in NCAA history. Baseball Coach Emeritus Frank “Porky” Vieira retired after the 2006 season as Division II’s all-time winningest coach by percentage, and logged 1,127 career victories. The team has appeared in 17 College World Series and made 32 Regional appearances. Baseball has also produced nine major league players, including former Cy Young winner Steve Bedrosian of the Philadelphia Phillies. • Women’s Basketball won the NCAA Division II National Championship in 1987. • The football program has appeared in five NCAA playoffs, earning runner-up status in 1997. That title-game appearance made UNH the only football team in the State of Connecticut to ever compete for a national title and the smallest school (in terms of enrollment) to compete for an NCAA Championship. • Women’s track and field has produced arguably the most successful individual student-athlete in Charger history. Shannon Gagne won five national championships during the 2010-11 academic year and helped bring the program a fourth place finish at the 2011 National Championship meet. • Tailback Roger Graham won the 1993 Harlon Hill Trophy as the top Division II Football Player in the nation.
  • INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD Dec. 7 Elm City Challenge (New Haven, Conn.) 8 Yale Season Opener (New Haven, Conn.) Jan. 12 Lidlifter Invitational (New Haven, Conn.) 18 Albany Great Dane Classic (Albany, N.Y.) 25 BU Terrier Classic (Boston, Mass.) Feb. 1 Giegengack Invitational (New Haven, Conn.) 2 Giegengack Invitational (New Haven, Conn.) 8 BU Valentine Invitational (Boston, Mass.) 9 BU Valentine Invitational (Boston, Mass.) 16 Northeast-10 Championship (Boston, Mass.) 22 New England Championships (Boston, Mass.) 23 New England Championships (Boston, Mass.) March 8 NCAA Div. II Championships (Birmingham, Ala.) 9 NCAA Div. II Championships (Birmingham, Ala.) OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD March 30 UConn Spring Invitational (Storrs, Conn.) April 6 George Davis Invitational (Lowell, Mass.) 20 Larry Ellis Invitational (Princeton, N.J.) 25 Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.) 26 Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.) 27 Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.) 28 Yale Springtime Invitational (New Haven, Conn.) May 3 Northeast-10 Championships (Springfield, Mass.) 4 Northeast-10 Championships (Springfield, Mass.) 9 New England Championships (Easton, Mass.) 10 New England Championships (Easton, Mass.) 11 New England Championships (Easton, Mass.) 23 NCAA Div. II Championships (Pueblo, Colo.) 24 NCAA Div. II Championships (Pueblo, Colo.) 25 NCAA Div. II Championships (Pueblo, Colo.) All dates and events are subject to change Visit NewHavenChargers.com for the most up-to-date schedule
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  • QUICK FACTS Founded: 1920 Campus: Located in West Haven, Connecticut, 82 acres on a hilltop overlooking Long Island Sound and the culturally rich city of New Haven. A southeastern branch is located in New London, Connecticut. Enrollment: 4,300 undergraduate fulltime, 6,300 total enrollment Student Ratio: 50% Male, 50% Female FACULTY Over 90% hold Ph.D.s or the highest degree in their fields. Many have backgrounds as working professionals and are consultants to Connecticut businesses, bringing hands-on experience to the classroom. UNH has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1. ACADEMIC PROGRAMS UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree offerings in the arts and sciences, business, criminal justice, engineering and forensic sciences. SPECIAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Honors Program for highly-motivated students with high levels of academic achievement. Freshman-year program for all new freshmen to help them make the transition into university life. Center for Learning Resources offers free tutoring for students seeking extra help with their studies. INTERNSHIPS Our location in New Haven and proximity to New York City and Hartford allow us to offer internships with a wide variety of busi- nesses, government, and non-profit agencies, including ESPN, MTV, Disney, FBI Crime Labs, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Unilever, and United Technologies Corporation, among others. RESIDENTIAL LIFE Making you feel at home is a priority at UNH. Our on-campus hous- ing is available in eight residence halls. Residential Life staff mem- bers live in each hall and help promote an atmosphere conducive to study and social interaction among students. Residence Hall Councils, composed of students elected by their peers, plan social and recreational activities and serve as representatives for students living in each hall. Room accommodations range from traditional residence halls (equipped with a fitness room and campus conve- nience store) to multi-bedroom, apartment-style residences. ® Visit www.newhaven.edu or call 1-800-DIAL-UNH (342-5864) multi-sport court for rollerblading, roller hockey, volleyball and indoor soccer; a fitness center with aerobic equipment, weights and televi- sions; a multi-purpose room for yoga, step aerobics, Pilates and other activities; an elevated running track; and a lounge area for relaxation. For more information visit us online at: www.newhaven.edu or call 800-DIAL-UNH (800-342-5864) to speak with an admissions representative. University of New Haven The David A. Beckerman Recreation Center was made possible by a generous dona- tion from alumnus David A. Beckerman. The Center includes basketball courts; a
  • 2012-13 SCHEDULE Indoor Track and Field Dec. 7 Elm City Challenge (New Haven, Conn.) 8 Yale Season Opener (New Haven, Conn.) Jan. 12 Lidlifter Invitational (New Haven, Conn.) 18 Albany Great Dane Classic (Albany, N.Y.) 25 BU Terrier Classic (Boston, Mass.) Feb. 1 Giegengack Invitational (New Haven, Conn.) 2 Giegengack Invitational (New Haven, Conn.) 8 BU Valentine Invitational (Boston, Mass.) 9 BU Valentine Invitational (Boston, Mass.) 16 Northeast-10 Championship (Boston, Mass.) 22 New England Championships (Boston, Mass.) 23 New England Championships (Boston, Mass.) March 8 NCAA Div. II Championships (Birmingham, Ala.) 9 NCAA Div. II Championships (Birmingham, Ala.) Outdoor Track and Field March 30 UConn Spring Invitational (Storrs, Conn.) April 6 George Davis Invitational (Lowell, Mass.) 20 Larry Ellis Invitational (Princeton, N.J.) 25 Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.) 26 Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.) 27 Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.) 28 Yale Springtime Invitational (New Haven, Conn.) May 3 Northeast-10 Championships (Springfield, Mass.) 4 Northeast-10 Championships (Springfield, Mass.) 9 New England Championships (Easton, Mass.) 10 New England Championships (Easton, Mass.) 11 New England Championships (Easton, Mass.) 23 NCAA Div. II Championships (Pueblo, Colo.) 24 NCAA Div. II Championships (Pueblo, Colo.) 25 NCAA Div. II Championships (Pueblo, Colo.) All dates and events are subject to change Visit NewHavenChargers.com for the most up-to-date schedule information QUICK FACTS UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN President: .......................... Dr. Steven H. Kaplan Location: .........................West Haven, CT 06516 Founded: ......................................................1920 Enrollment: .................................................6,300 Colors: ............................................... Blue & Gold Nickname:..............................................Chargers Website: ...............................www.newhaven.edu CHARGER ATHLETICS Director of Athletics: ...................... Deborah Chin Athletic Dept. Phone: ................(203) 932-7016 Athletic Dept. Fax: ..................... (203) 932-7470 Sports Medicine: .......................(203) 479-4890 Affiliation: ....................................NCAA Division II Conference .....................................Northeast-10 Website: ..............www.NewHavenChargers.com ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Director: ...................................... Andy Beardsley Phone: ....................................... (203) 932-7025 E-Mail: ..................... abeardsley@newhaven.edu Assistant Director ..........................Drew Kingsley Graduate Assistant .................... Chelsea Harold Graduate Assistant ............ Samantha Masayda CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD Head Men’s Coach: ........................Kevin LaSure Years at New Haven: ............................Sixth Year Head Women’s Coach: ...... Shaunnaya Williams Years at New Haven: .........................Fourth Year Assistant Coach: ................................ Alaric Best Assistant Coach: ..........................Danielle Moore Assistant Coach: ................ Alexandra Earl-Givan CONTENTS University Information .....................................IFC Quick Facts .........................................................3 Head Men’s Coach Kevin LaSure......................4 Head Women’s Coach Shaunnaya Williams ............. 5 Assistant Coaches .......................................... 6-7 Men’s Roster/Photo ...........................................8 Meet the Men’s Team .................................. 9-26 Women’s Roster/Photo....................................27 Meet the Women’s Team ...........................28-55 Northeast-10 Conference ............................... 56 Men’s Records Book ........................................57 Women’s Records Book .................................. 58 University Administration ................................ 59 NCAA Division II Network ................................ 60 Charger Athletics Club .....................................61 UNH Athletics .................................................. IBC 2012-13 Schedule ......................................3, BC The 2012-13 University of New Haven cross country/track and field media guide is a product of the Office of Athletic Communications, written by Andy Beardsley and Drew Kingsley with editorial assistance from Chelsea Harold and Samantha Masayda and with thanks to previous Athletic Communications staff members and the New Haven men’s and women’s cross country and track and field coaching staffs. The information contained in this guide is deemed accurate as of the date of completion. All comments and verifiable corrections are wel- come. Please contact the Office of Athletic Com- muncations via the contact information at left. University of New Haven 2012-13 Cross Country/Track & Field 3UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY
  • THE COACHES HEAD MEN’S COACH SIXTH SEASON NEW HAVEN ‘04 KEVIN LASURE Kevin LaSure ’04 is in his sixth sea- son as head coach of the men’s cross country and track & field teams at the University of New Haven. LaSure served his first four seasons as the head coach for both the men and women’s programs. As a head coach, he has mentored 19 NCAA national qualifiers and 10 NCAA All-Americans. In 2011-12, LaSure’s cross country squad exceeded preseason projections with a seventh-place finish at the Northeast-10 Championship, while student-athletes Matt Jeune (indoor and outdoor) and David Thomas (indoor) each qualified for the Division II National Championships in track and field. During the 2010-11 season, LaSure coached arguably the most successful student-athlete in the history of UNH athletics. Shannon Gagne won five NCAA Division II Na- tional Championships during the year, three during the indoor season and two at the outdoor championships. She was the first student-athlete in NCAA track and field history to win three national championships at one meet across both track and field events when she won the 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash and long jump at the 2011 Indoor National Championships. LaSure also coach freshman Ada Udaya, who qualified for both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor National Champion- ships. The two guided UNH to the highest ever finishes by a Northeast-10 Conference team at NCAA Track and Field competition, fourth place at the indoor championships and ninth at the outdoor championships. As a team, the UNH women also finished second at the 2011 North- east-10 Conference Outdoor Championships. Gagne received many national awards following the sea- son, including academic accolades. She was named the Division II National Track Athlete of the Year after the in- door and outdoor season, while being named Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year for the College Division, an award which encompassed all NCAA sports. In his second season, LaSure coached Gagne to the program’s first ever women’s All-American. The sprinter posted national qualifying times in both indoor and out- door events. Her men’s sprinting counterpart, freshman Kevin Downing, also posted national qualifying times in his first season. Gagne and Downing led the Chargers at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships, including Downing being named the NE-10 Indoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year. Highlighting LaSure’s first season with the Chargers was the women’s cross country team’s second place finish at the East Coast Conference Championships and the men’s cross country team’s third place finish. At the NCAA Regionals the men’s team finished seventh of 19 teams and the women finished ninth. LaSure had served as the Chargers’ assistant cross coun- try and track & field coach for the two years prior to his hiring while also a management assistant at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Milford, Conn. As a member of the UNH staff, he was responsible for coaching the track teams’ sprinters and jumpers, as well as serving as assistant cross country coach during the fall seasons. A 2004 graduate of UNH with a Bachelor of Science de- gree in Criminal Justice/Investigative Services, LaSure also completed a Master’s degree in Labor Relations at UNH in 2006. As an undergraduate, Kevin was a wide receiver on UNH’s football team from 2000-2003 and ran on the Charger track & field team from 2001-2005. He won the track team’s Sportsmanship Award in both 2004 and 2005, and was an All-New England performer in the 200- and 400-meter dashes as well as on the 4x100- and 4x400- meter relay teams. A native of Newark, N.J., LaSure was a multiple-time all-county selection in track & field and earned all-State parochial and all-America honors on Es- sex Catholic High School’s 4x200-meter relay team. 4 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE COACHES HEAD WOMEN’S COACH SECOND SEASON SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE ‘07 SHAUNNAYA WILLIAMS Shaunnaya Williams enters her second season as head coach of the University of New Haven women’s cross country and track & field programs. The 2012-13 academic year also marks her fourth season overall with the Chargers after serving as an assistant coach from 2009-11. Williams mentored Tiara Mitchell ‘16 to the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2011-12, her first season as head coach. As a freshman, Mitchell won an individual New England Outdoor Championship and broke the New Haven record in the triple jump with a distance of 12.23 meters. Mitchell also holds the indoor record at 11.58 meters. In addition to Mitchell’s NCAA Championship appearance, Williams also coach Matt Jeune and David Thomas to NCAA apperances during the 2011-12 seasons. Williams adds three athletese with New England Championship as well - Calista Hutchinson (high jump), Matt Jeune (high jump) and David Thomas (long jump). During the 2010-11 season, Williams helped to coach arguably the most successful student-athlete in the history of UNH athletics. Shannon Gagne won five NCAA Division II Individual National Championships during the year, three during the indoor season and two at the outdoor championships. She was the first student-athlete in NCAA track and field history to win three national championships at one meet across both track and field events when she won the 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash and long jump at the 2011 Indoor National Championships. Williams also helped to coach freshman Ada Udaya who qualified for both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor National Championships. The two guided UNH to the highest-ever finishes by a Northeast-10 Conference team at NCAA Track and Field competition, fourth place at the indoor championships and ninth at the outdoor championships. As a team, the UNH women also finished second at the 2011 Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championships. Gagne received many national awards following the season, including academic accolades. She was named the Division II National Track Athlete of the Year after the indoor and outdoor season, while being named Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year for the College Division, an award which encompassed all NCAA sports. The women’s cross country team also ran impressive during William’s first season. The team had an All-Conference runner, Dominique Stasulli, and improved their finishes at the conference and regional meets. Prior to UNH, Williams coaching experience includes a year (2007-08) as assistant track and field coach at the James Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. She specialized in developing the teams’ sprinters and jumpers, in addition to designing specific workouts and exercises. In addition, Williams has been the assistant track and field coach for the New Haven Track Club since 2005, specifically working with athletes from 7-14 years old. In 2010, Williams earned her USATF Level One coaching certificate, and recently completed her USATF Level Three coaching certificate in jumps. A 2007 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, Williams was a member of the track and field and field hockey teams. During her career, Williams was selected to the Northeast-10 all-conference team and the All-New England team. She also served as captain during her senior season. Following graduation, Williams stayed with the Owls’ women’s track and field program as an intern for the 2006-07 season. An active member of the New Haven community, Williams spends her free time volunteering for various local charities and events. 5 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE COACHES ASSISTANT COACH THIRD SEASON NEW HAVEN ‘10 ALARIC BEST Alaric Best joined the University of New Haven cross country and track & field coaching staff in August 2010, after completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Management of Sports Industries and Business Management at UNH. He coaches mid-dis- tance and distance runners with the Chargers. In his first two seasons, Best has coached numerous All-Conference and All-Region award winners. In 2010, Dominique Stasulli received All-Northeast-10 Confer- ence honors as a cross country runner, while also grab- bing All-East Region accolades in 2011 in the 3000m steeplechase. In total, Best has coached five All-Confer- ence performers, two All-Region athletes and guided the Chargers to a USTFCCCA All-Academic Team in 2011. Best competed two years for the Chargers in both cross country and track & field, while being named team cap- tain his senior year. Prior to UNH, he spent two seasons at SUNY Delhi and earned his associates degree. While at Delhi, he earned All-American honors in track & field, while helped lead the team to a pair of NJCAA Division III National Championships. Best recently completed his USATF Level One coaching certificate. ASSISTANT COACH SECOND SEASON SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE ‘11 DANIELLE MOORE Danielle Moore joined the Univer- sity of New Haven cross country and track & field coaching staff in August 2011, after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health at Southern Connecticut State University. She coaches mid-distance and distance runners with the Chargers. Moore completed an internship at the Women’s Cen- ter for Breast Health at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven prior to joining the Chargers’ staff. After graduating in May of 2010, Moore served as an assis- tant at SCSU for one season. She designed and imple- mented a strength program for the distance runners and worked hand-in-hand with the Owls’ student-athletes. As a student-athlete, Moore excelled as an All-American 800-meter runner during the indoor season of 2010. She was a three-time Northeast-10 Conference Cham- pion while earning numerous All-Conference and All-New England honors throughout her track career at Southern Connecticut. Moore recently completed her USATF Level One coach- ing certificate. A native of Palmdale, Calif., she currently resides in Connecticut. 6 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE COACHES ASSISTANT COACH SEVENTH SEASON SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE ‘94 ALEXANDRA EARL-GIVANS As a former All-American and U.S. National Team competitor and entering her seventh season with the Chargers in 2012-13, Alexandra Earl-Givan brings a wealth of collegiate and international experience to University of New Haven coaching staff. Earl-Givan earned a Bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University in 1994. She was a four- year member of SCSU’s track and field program, where she was a standout in the throwing events. She was also a three-time NCAA Division II All-American in the shot put, and was Connecticut’s Collegiate Athlete of the Year in both 1993 and 1995. She won a medal at the 1995 Pan-American Games and had the American women’s best distance in the ham- mer throw. That season, she also competed at the 1992 Olympic Trials. While competing in the hammer throw at the U.S. National Championships, Earl-Givan placed second twice (1992, 1994) and third once (1995). Earl-Givans also works as Connecticut Special Olympics Local Coordinator for New Haven Schools, where she has worked since 1996. She organizes athletic pro- grams for special education students with the general student population, recruiting coaches and athletes and overseeing all aspects of the program administration. She has also worked since 2000 as a sports clinician for USA Track & Field Connecticut’s Extreme Technique Field Event Workshops. Earl-Givan currently resides in New Haven. 7 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • Name Cl. Event(s) Hometown/Previous School Marvin Azor Sr. Mid-Distance/Distance Brooklyn, N.Y. / Science Skills Center Jason Bielesz Fr. Pole Vault Newington, Conn/Newington Andrew Cunningham Fr. Distance East Meadow, NY / East Meadow Christopher Dannenhoffer Jr. Sprints/Mid-Distance West Haven, Conn. / Notre Dame Rakesh Dataram Fr. Jumps/Hurdles Ridgefiled Park, N.J./ Ridgefield Park Taylor DenBleyker Fr. Sprints/Hurdles Bayville, N.J. / Central Regional Brandon Fowler So. Sprints/Hurdles Prospect, Conn. / Woodland Regional Sean Grady Fr. Distance East Meadow, NY / East Meadow Jamaal James Fr. Sprints East Orange N.J. Matthew Jeune Jr. Jumps West Haven, Conn. / Notre Dame Joseph Kingston So. Sprints Ansonia, Conn. / Platt Technical John Landi Fr. Sprints East Brunswick, N.J/ East Brunswick Arnold Lane, Jr. Sr. Mid-Distance Elmsford, N.Y. / Alexander Hamilton Chad Messam Fr. Mid-Distance Brooklyn, NY / Bishop Ford Devon Moore So. Sprints Rockaway Park, N.Y. / Beach Channel Ebenezer Obiem Fr. Sprints/Hurdles East Meadow, N.Y. / East Meadow Trevor Officer Fr. Sprints Monroe, N.Y./Monroe/ Jamaica College Ryan Parris So. Mid-Distance New Haven, Conn. / Wilbur Cross Ato Pinkrah Fr. Sprints/Jumps Olney, M.D. / Magruder High School Jordan Rippe Fr. Throws Northford, Conn. / North Branford Nazim Roberts-Smith So. Sprints Albany, N.Y. / Colonie Devin Rose Fr. Mid-Distance Dover, N.H. / Dover Adam Salafia Fr. Jumps East Lyme, Conn. / East Lyme David Thomas Sr. Sprints/Hurdles Taneytown, Md. / Frostburg State Tyler Valalik So. Jumps/Multis Wallingford, Conn. / Lyman Hall Tyjee Williams Fr. Jumps Clifton, N.J./ Passaic County Tech 2012-13 TEAM PICTURE THE MEN’S ROSTER 8 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE/DISTANCE SENIOR BROOKLYN, N.Y. | SCIENCE SKILLS CENTER MARVIN AZOR 2011-2012 Season: Cross Country: At the Central Connecticut State Blue Devil Invitational, collected a 25th place finish with a time of 31:15…Posted a time of 29:59.14 at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship…At the NCAA East Region Championship tallied a time of 38:19. Indoor Track: Collected an eighth place finish at the Yale Season Opener I the 800m run with a time of 2:09.80…At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship posted a time of 2:11.33 in the 800m run for 16th place. Outdoor Track: Posted a ninth place finish at the Yale University Springtime Invitational in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 11:05.40…Also posted a 16th place finish in the 800m run at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship with a time of 2:11.33. 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: At the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational, finished with a time of 2:48.51 for sixth place in the 1000m run…Posted a time of 10:25.25 in the 3000m run for seventh place at the SCSU Alumni Invitational …At the Lafayette/Rider Invitational, ran a 2:12.31 to place 19th in the 800m event…In the NE-10 Championships, finished the 800m event with a time 2:09.35 to place 20th. Outdoor Track: Recorded a 12:09.87 in the 3000m steeplechase to place 15th at UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational…At the Springfield College Invitational, completed the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 11:40.35 to come in ninth…At the NE-10 Championships, posted a time of 2:15.88 in the 800m event to finish 26th. Cross Country: Finished with a time of 31:12 to take 32nd place in the 8k at the Fairfield University Invitational. 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Posted a personal best in the 300m dash at the Yale Invitational (11:13.21)…At the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational, ran the 800m event in 2:12.19 for 16th place…Recorded a time of 3:02.00 in the 1000m run at the Yale Giegengack Invite…Registered a time of 5:04.39 at the University of Rhode Island Sorlein Invitational. Outdoor Track: Posted a time of 2:06.91 for 27th place in the 800m dash at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships…Captured 31st place at the Coast Guard Invitational in the 1500m dash. High School: Attended Science Skills Center in Brooklyn, N.Y....Recorded the school’s 3,000 meter steeplechase best time of 10:50...Also a member of the indoor 4x800 meter team and the DMR team. Personal: Son of Augusta Beuns...Has one sister, Edwidge...Career ambition is to become a sports facility owner and a high school track coach. 9 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES POLE VAULT FRESHMAN NEWINGTON, CONN. | NEWINGTON JASON BIELESZ High School: Attended Central Regional… Holds school records in various track and field events including the 400m hurdles and the shuttle hurdle relay...Was captain of the track and field team in his junior and senior years… Named 2012 track and field MVP, first-team All-County and second-team All-Shore…Also a member of the soccer team. Personal: Son of Jeffrey and Kathleen DenBleyker…Hobbies include running, soccer, biking and swimming…Majoring in Civil Engineering at New Haven. DISTANCE FRESHMAN EAST MEADOW, N.Y. | EAST MEADOW ANDREW CUNNINGHAM High School: Attended East Meadow High School…Four-year member of the cross country team and ran one season with the track and field team…Was an honor roll student and named as a scholar athlete…Participated in the Composer’s Club, marching band and the ultimate frisbee club. Personal: Son of Thomas and Diane Cunningham…Majoring in Music and Sound Recording at New Haven. 10 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/MID-DISTANCE JUNIOR WEST HAVEN, CONN. | NOTRE DAME CHRISTOPHER DANNENHOFFER 2011-2012 Season: Cross Country: At the Father O’Neil S.J. Invitational tallied a 21st place finish with a time of 30:41…Posted a time of 30:44.39 at the Northeast-10 Championship. Indoor Track: Tallied a 10th place finish at the Yale Season Opener in the 500m run with a time of 1:09.03…At the Yale Invitational collected a 20th place finish in the 400m dash with a tie of 52.20. Outdoor Track: Collected an 11th place finish at the UConn Invitational in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:33.51. 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: Took fourth place at the Yale Lid Lift Opener in the 800m run, finishing with a time of 1:59.93…At the SCSU Alumni Invitational, took sixth in the 600m run, clocking in at 1:29.46… Placed 11th at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational in the 800m run, clocking in at 1:59.86…Competed in the NE-10 Championships, taking 15th in the 800m run with a time of 2:04.63. Outdoor Track: Took 31st place at the Ramapo College Invitational in the 800m run, finishing with a time of 2:07.30…At the Springfield College Invitational, took 17th in the 200m dash, clocking in at 24:68…Took 23rd at the NE-10 Championships in the 800m run, crossing the finish with a time of 2:05.53. Cross Country: Competed at the Victor F. Leeber Invitational, finishing with a time of 32:51.57. 11 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES JUMPS/HURDLES FRESHMAN RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. | RIDGEFIELD PARK RAKESH DATARAM High Schooll: An All-American Division performer in the long jump and high jump... Also played football and basketball. Personal: Son of Tony and Bibi Dataram...Majoring in Mechanical Engineering. SPRINTS/HURDLES FRESHMAN BAYVILLE, N.J. | CENTRAL TAYLOR DENBLEYKER High School: Attended Central Regional… Holds school records in various track and field events including the 400m hurdles and the shuttle hurdle relay...Was captain of the track and field team in his junior and senior years… Named 2012 track and field MVP, first-team All-County and second-team All-Shore…Also a member of the soccer team. Personal: Son of Jeffrey and Kathleen DenBleyker…Hobbies include running, soccer, biking and swimming…Majoring in Civil Engineering at New Haven. 12 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/HURDLES SOPHOMORE PROSPECT, CONN. | WOODLAND BRANDON FOWLER High School: Attended Woodland Regional High School…Also attended the University of Connecticut for two years…In 2009, was named All-State and All-League…In 2010 was named All-State, All-League and All-New England…Also played football…Named All-State and All-League in 2009…Ranked sixth best athlete overall for Woodland Regional All-Decade team. Personal: Son of Scott and Gina Fowler…One brother, Brett…Hobbies include golf…Majoring in Criminal Justice at New Haven. DISTANCE FRESHMAN EAST MEADOW, N.Y. | EAST MEADOW SEAN GRADY High School: Attended East Meadow High School…In 2009, was named Freshman Mile County Champion and holds the school record in the 3200m…Also received cross country All-Conference…In 2011, was named State Champion for the inter-sectional relay. Personal: Son of Michael and Judie Grady…Majoring in Criminal Justice at New Haven. 13 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS FRESHMAN EAST ORANGE, N.J. | JAMAICA | MONROE COLLEGE JAMAAL JAMES Prior to UNH: Attended Monroe College in 2010.... Best time in the 100m is 10.58sec... Best time in the 400meter is 50.5sec.... Attended NJCAA National outdoor championship in 2011 and 2012...Won the 100m finals at regional districts in 2011. High School: Attended Grace ISSA Boys And GIrls Championship Jamaica....The captain of Monroe College Track Team 2011-2012... Bronze medalist in 2008 for Jamaica boys and girls championship... Bronze medalist at Gibson Relay(Jamaica).... Competed at Penn Relays in the 4x100... Captain of Jamaica College track in 2010...100 meter finalist at University of Technology invitational... Placed 1st in 4x100m at Camperdown Classic invitational in 2007 in Jamaica. Personal: Son of Delroy James and Morvine Thompson...Has three brothers, Jamar Henry,Peater Palmer and Rashad Palmer...Majoring in Business Managment. SPRINTS FRESHMAN EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. | EAST BRUNSWICK JOHN LANDI High School: A country champion in the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400-meter relays at East Brunswick High School...Team won a state indoor championship in 2012...Also lettered in golf...Honor Roll student. Personal: Son of Linda and Thomas Landi...Majoring in Management of Sports Industries. 14 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES JUMPS JUNIOR WEST HAVEN, CONN. | NOTRE DAME MATTHEW JEUNE 2011-2012 Season: U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Men’s Co Indoor Track Athlete of the Year…U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region Team…Northeast-10 Conference Athletes of the Week (4/30). Indoor Track: Tallied four first place finishes in the high jump event throughout the season, including a first place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship with a season-best height of 2.20m… Tallied a third place finish in the long jump event at the Yale Invitational with a distance of 6.62m…Collected a third place finish at the New England Championship in the high jump event with a height of 2.09m. Outdoor Track: Tallied a third place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship in the high jump with a height of 2.00m…Also finished first place at the New England Championship in the high jump event with a season-best height of 2.11m. 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region selection...NE-10 Rookie of the Week (5/18)…Indoor Track: Took second in high jump at the SCSU Alumni Meet…Finished first in long jump at the NE-10 Championships with a distance of 6.02m…Also claimed second in the high jump with a season- high 2.06m…At the New England Championships, finished 10th in high jump…Outdoor Track: Took first place in high jump at the Springfield College Invitational …Finished third in the high jump at the Yale Track Spring Track Classic…Took fifth place in the high jump at the NE-10 Championships…Also finished eighth at the NE-10 Championships in the long jump with a distance of 6.64m…Captured second place at the New England Championships in high jump with a season-best 2.05m…Also took 20th at the New England Championships in long jump with a distance of 6.24m. High School: A member of the track and field and basketball team at Notre Dame High School…Named to the All-American team in 2009-10… Selected to the All-New England team as a junior and senior…Earned a selection to the Connecticut All-State teams all four years…Named to the All-Area teams from 2007-10…Recorded a career high of 6’10” in the high jump in the 2009-10 season. Personal: Son of Clautine and Miradieu Jeune…Has two brothers, Lawrence and Synder…Majoring in Business Management at New Haven. 15 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • SPRINTS SOPHOMORE ANSONIA, CONN. | PLATT TECHNICAL JOSEPH KINGSTON 2011-2012 Season: Indoor Track: At the Yale Season Opener took 24th place in the 400m dash with a time of 54.93…Finished 19th at the Giengengack Invitational in the 400m dash with a time of 55.31. Outdoor Track: At the Yale Springtime Invitational took 21st place in the 400m dash with a time of 54.59…Tallied a 17th place finish at the UConn Invitational in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:51.62. High School: Attended Platt Technical High School in Milford, Conn…Also ran cross-country and played football. Personal: Son of Barbara and Joseph Kingston…Has one brother, Jerimiah…Majoring in Fire Administration at New Haven. THE ATHLETES 16 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE SENIOR ELMSFORD, N.Y. | ALEXANDER HAMILTON ARNOLD LANE, JR. 2011-2012 Season: Cross Country: Posted a time of 30:13.13 at the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational…Crossed the finish at 34:53.3 at the NCAA East Region Championship. Indoor Track: Took third place at the Yale Season Opener in the 1000m run with a time of 2:42.57. 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: Finished sixth at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational in the 800m run clocking in at 2:01.88…At the SCSU Alumni Invitational, completed the 600m event in ninth place in 1:33.08… Finished 13th with a time of 2:02.42 in the 800m run at the Yale Collegiate Invitational. Outdoor Track: At the Coast Guard Academy Invitational, finished the 800m event with a time of 2:13.23 and recorded a 4:24.04 in the 1500m run to take 30th…Finished 18th at the Springfield College Invitational in the 800m run, clocking in at 2:05.02…Competed in the NE-10 Championships, posting a 2:03.74 in the 800m run taking 21st. Cross Country: Finished with a time of 25:50 in the 8k at the Northeast 10 Championships. 2009-10 Season: Cross Country: Competed in all six events in the 2009 season…Crossed the finish line with a time of 18:15 against Fairfield in a dual meet…Ran the Fairfield University Invitational in 29:25...Completed the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational with a time of 29:37…At the New England Championships, finished with a mark of 28:48…Snatched 63rd place (28:58) in the Northeast-10 Conference Championships…Wrapped up the season with a 36:35 time at the NCAA Regional Championships. Outdoor Track: Posted a time of 2:01.37 at the Yale Classic in the 800m event…Also ran the 1500m event at the Coast Guard Invitational, recording a time of 4:15.53 for sixth place. High School: Attended Alexander Hamilton Jr./Sr. High school...All League Champion, and team MVP...Holds records in nine events including 3 relays... Was an active member of the student government. Personal: Son of Arnold Sr. and Lois Lane...Has one sister, Martha... Career ambition is to become a teacher, coach, and school administrator. 17 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE FRESHMAN BROOKLYN, N.Y. | BISHOP FORD CHAD MESSAM High School: Attended Bishop Ford High School…Named 2012 Indoor Track MVP. Personal: Son of Clinton and Claudette Messam…One brother, Patrick McTavish…Majoring in Engineering at New Haven…Hobbies include football and playing frisbee. SPRINTS SOPHOMORE ROCKAWAY PARK, N.Y. | BEACH CHANNEL DEVON MOORE 2011-2012 Season: Indoor Track: At the Yale Season Opener tallied a 21st place finish in the 200m dash with a time of 24.08…At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship posted a 16th place finish in the 200m dash with a time of 23.85. Outdoor Track: Collected a third place finish at the Yale University Springtime Invitational in the 4x100m relay with a time of 43.72…Posted a 23rd place finish in the 100m dash at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship with a time of 11.97. 2010-2011 Season: Outdoor Track: Finished 22nd in the 100m dash with a time of 12.10 at the UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational. 18 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/HURDLES FRESHMAN EAST MEADOW, N.Y. | EAST MEADOW EBENEZER OBIEM High School: Played for the East Meadow High School Jets…also played volleyball and soccer. Personal: Son of Paul and Alice Obiem…Has two brothers, Bernard and Baffour, and one sister, Allison...Majoring in Criminal Justice. SPRINTS FRESHMAN MONROE, N.Y. | MONROE-WOODBURY TREVOR OFFICER High School: Played for the Crusaders of Monroe-Woodbury High School…First Team All- Conference from 2008 to 2010…Named the Section 9 Player of the Year in 2010…Second Team All-State selection in 2010…Selected to the Second MSG All Metro All-Star team in 2010. Personal: Majoring in Criminal Justice - Investigative Services...Son of Trevor and Jeanette Officer…Has two sisters; Monique and Tanya. 19 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE SOPHOMORE NEW HAVEN, CONN. | WILLBUR CROSS RYAN PARRIS 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Cross Country: Crossed the finish in 33:09 at the Central Connecticut State Blue Devil Invitational…Also posted a time of 29:44.98 at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship. Outdoor Track: Collected a sixth place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship in the 4x800m relay with a time of 8:13.35…Also collected a 15th place finish at the New England Championship in the 4x800m relay with a time of 8:01.80. High School: Ran for the Governors of Wilbur Cross High School…Was an All-Oronoque Division selection in 2009-10. Personal: Son of Andrea and Fred Parris…Has one brother; Christian… Majoring in Music and Sound Recording at New Haven. 20 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/JUMPS FRESHMAN OLNEY, MD. | MAGRUDER ATO PINKRAH High School: Attended Magruder High School... Named All-County indoor track second-team sprinter in 2012...Also a member of the football team...Recieved the Varsity Athlete Achievement Award...Named Varsity Football Offensive Most Valuable Player...Also played basketball...Member of the Magruder High School Latin Society, 2012 class representative, class vice president, LEO Club and volunteer student aid for George B Thomas Learning Academy. Personal: Son of Attah and Felicia Pinkrah...Three sisters, Effie, Nana and Adjowa...Hobbies include basketball and football...Majoring in Engineering at New Haven. THROWS FRESHMAN NORTHFORD, CONN. | NORTH BRANFORD JORDAN RIPPE High School: Attended North Branford High School…Two-year member of the Track and Field Team…Placed eighth at the 2012 Class M Connecticut CIAC Outdoor State Championships…Also played soccer and was a member of the Jazz Band, Concert Band and Pep Band…Honor Roll Student. Personal: Son of Josh Rippe and Judith Dicine…Has three sisters, Jaimy, Katie and Julie…Majoring in Forensic Science. 21 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • SPRINTS SOPHOMORE ALBANY, N.Y. | COLONIE NAZIM ROBERTS-SMITH 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Indoor Track: Posted a 17th place finish in the 400m dash at the Yale Season Opener with a time of 53.62…At the Giengengack Invitational tallied a 21st place finish in the 500m run with a time of 1:12.63. Outdoor Track: Collected a fifth place finish at the Yale University Springtime Invitational in the 400m dash with a time of 51.22…Also part of the team that placed seventh in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:43.22. High School: Competed in cross-country and track and field at Colonie High School in Albany, N.Y…Was a Section 2 runner-up in 2010…Was an All-Conference selection in 2011…Graduated with Honors. Personal: Son of Sonia Roberts-Smith and Edson Smith…Has one sister, Nayamka Roberts-Smith…Majoring in Accounting at New Haven. THE ATHLETES 22 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE FRESHMAN DOVER, N.H. | DOVER DEVIN ROSE High School: Attended Dover High School… Holds various school records in events including the 100m, 200m, 800m and 1000m…Also a member of the soccer team. Personal: Son of Nevin Brown and Emily Rose…Two brothers, Cameron and Alexander…Majoring in Criminal Justice at New Haven. JUMPS FRESHMAN EAST LYME, CONN. | EAST LYME ADAM SALAFIA High School: Attended East Lyme High School... Member of the Vikings cross country and track & field teams. 23 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/JUMPS SENIOR TANEYTOWN, MD. | FRANCIS SCOTT KEY | FROSTBURG STATE DAVID THOMAS 2011-2012 Season: Northeast-10 Conference Athletes of the Week (2/12)…Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Indoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship collected a second place finish in the 55m dash with a time of 6.42, second place in the long jump with a distance of 7.26m and third place in the 200m dash with a time of 22.02…At the New England Championship posted a first place finish in the long jump event with a distance of 7.23 and a third place finish in the 200m dash with a time of 21.54. Outdoor Track: Tallied a third place finish at the UMass Lowell George Davis Invitational in the 100m dash with a time of 10.76. 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All -Region selection...NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track:Grabbed two second place finishes at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational, finishing with a time of 6.97 in the 60m dash and 22.33 in the 200m dash…Finished third at the Giegengack Invitational in the 200m dash with a time of 22.25…Tallied a third place finish at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational, clocking in at 7.02 in the 60m dash. Outdoor Track: Took second place in the 100m dash at the UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational, finishing with a time of 11.23…Took third in the 100m dash with a time of 10.68 and first in the 200m dash with a time of 21.75 at the Yale Spring Track Classic...Competed at the New England Championships, taking fifth in the 100m dash, clocking in at 11:00 and eighth in the 200m dash with a time of 22.40. Prior to UNH: Played wide receiver for two seasons at Frostburg State University...Qualified for the 2010 NCAA Division III Championships in the long jump event. High School: Played two sports at Francis Scott Key High School…Named to the All-County First Team in football...Three-time letter winner…Also selected to the All-Country track and field team as well. Personal: Son of Claudia and David Thomas…Three brothers, Chris, Xavier and Johnathan…Majoring in Criminal Justice at UNH. 24 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES JUMPS/MULTIS SOPHOMORE WALLINGFORD, CONN. | LYMAN HALL TYLER VALALIK 2011-2012 Season: Indoor Track: Tallied a sixth place finish at the Yale Invitational in the long jump with a distance of 6.15m…At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship collected a 10th place finish in the long jump with a season-best 6.34m. Outdoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship, collected an eighth place finish I the long jump with a season-best distance of 6.57m and a tenth place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 12.08m. High School: Attended Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford, Conn…Was the state pole vault champion in 2011…Named the Lyman Hall Track MVP… Also competed in gymnastics…Graduated with High Honors. Personal: Son of Jackie and George Valalik…Has one brother, Michael and one sister, Erinn…Majoring in Mechanical Engineering at New Haven. 25 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • SPRINTS/JUMPS FRESHMAN CLINTON, N.J. | PASSAIC COUNTY TECH TYJEE WILLIAMS High School: Named to the All-Conference First Team and the All-County Second Team...Recorded 93 tackles and was a member of back-to-back Big North Conference Champions...Named to the Honor Roll. Personal: Majoring in Management of Sports Industries...Son of Tyrone and LaKisha Williams...One sister, Tamerra THE ATHLETES 26 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • Name Cl. Event(s) Hometown/Previous School Kailey Barszcz Fr. Jumps New Milford, N.J./New Mildford Jasmin Belcher Fr. Sprints Uniondale, N.Y./ Kellenberg Memorial Tania Bernardino Sr. Mid-Distance/Distance Kearny, N.J. / Kearny Dorothy Brennick Sr. Sprints Hamilton, Mass. / Hamilton-Wenham Brittany Bussiere Jr. Throws Agawam, Mass. / Agawam Camille Charles Jr. Throws Hartford, Conn. / Northwest Catholic Briana Conyers So. Jumps/Hurdles Derby, Conn. / Hill Regional Career Alejandra Cortez So. Mid-Distance Riverside, Calif. / Norte Vista Annie Crea Fr. Pole Vault New Fairfield, Conn. / New Fairfield Danielle Cuervo Fr. Mid-Distance New York, N.Y. / Christ the King Regional Brittany Dolan So. Jumps/Hurdles Salem, Mass. / Bishop Fenwick Sara Donahue So. Throws Greenwich, N.Y. / Greenwich Bridget Faria Sr. Mid-Distance/Distance East Meadow, N.Y. / East Meadow Nathalie Hall So. Sprints Millsboro, Del. / Wilbur Cross Shannon Hall Sr. Pole Vault Levant, Maine / Hermon Emily Hoffman Fr. Pole Vault Fort Plain, N.Y./Fort Plain Samantha Holloway So. Throws Lunenburg, Mass. / Lunenburg Marshae Holt Fr. Sprints Orange, N.J. / Immaculate Conception Alissa Howell Sr. Sprints/Jumps/Hurdles Framingham, Mass. / Framingham Leilani Kortman So. Mid-Distance Rogers City, M.I. / Rogers City Shraya Manick Sr. Throws New Haven, Conn. / Wilbur Cross Samantha Mathewson So. Mid-Distance/Hurdles Ballson Lake, N.Y. / Shenendehowa Jennifer Mazzie So. Sprints Enfield, Conn. / Enrico Fermi Connie Morgan Fr. Sprints/Hurdles Jersey City, N.J./ Irvington Tiara Mitchell So. Jumps/Hurdles Westbury, N.Y. / Old Westbury Meridith O’Connor Sr. Jumps/Hurdles Dedham, Mass. / Dedham Amy Park Fr. Jumps Warren, N.J. / Watchung Hills Sara Putney Fr. Pole Vault Derby, Conn. / The Sound School Rachel Putorti Sr. Pole Vault Seymour, Conn. / Seymour Amanda Rindgen So. Sprints Derby, Conn. / Sacred Heart Academy Victoria Rozumek Fr. Jumps Salem, N.H. / Salem Marija Savaiko Fr. Throws Randolph, N.J./ Randolph Danielle Sorrentino So. Distance Staten Island, N.Y. / Port Richmond Olivia Tangney Fr. Sprints/Hurdles Holden, Mass. / Wachusett Regional Emma Tingley So. Sprints/Hurdles Neversink, N.Y. / Tri-Valley Central Ada Udaya Jr. Sprints West Haven, Conn. / West Haven Ivy Watts So. Sprints Waltham, Mass. / Waltham Monica Yanez Jr. Sprints West Haven, Conn. / West Haven 2012-13 TEAM PICTURE THE WOMEN’S ROSTER 27 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES JUMPS FRESHMAN NEW MILFORD, N.J. | NEW MILFORD KAILEY BARSZCZ High School: 2012 Female Athlete of the Year at New Milford High School....Record holder in the outdoor sprint medley, and indoor 4x400m, 4x800m, and sprint medley... Ranked top ten in New Milford High School records for 100m, 200m, 400m, long jump, and the mile relay... 2010 league and county champ in long jump... 2010 First Team All League 4x400m relay...2011 Second Team All League long jump, triple jump, and 4x400m... 2012 coaches award winner and captain....2012 soccer captain... 2011 & 2012 First Team All League and Honorable Mention All County for soccer.... 2012 swimming captain and coaches award winner... 2012 First Team All League honors in 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay and Honorable Mention All League in 200 medley relay in swimming. Personal: Daughter of Raymond and Patricia Barszcz...Has one brother, Alex...Majoring in Nutrition/Dietetics. SPRINTS FRESHMAN UNIONDALE, N.Y. | KELLENBERG MEMORIAL JASMIN BELCHER High School: A 2012 all-state performer in the 4x400-meter relay at Kellenberg Memorial High School...National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Cheryl Fields and Thomas Belcher...Majoring in Forensic Psychology. 28 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE/DISTANCE SENIOR KEARNY, N.J. | KEARNY TANIA BERNARDINO 2011-2012 Season: Part of the team named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team… Cross Country: Started the season with a 35th place finish at the Central Connecticut State Blue Devil Invitational…Also collected a 25th place finish at the Father O’Neil S.J. Invitational with a time of 22:41. Indoor Track: At the Yale Invitational, finished 23rd with a time of 2:39.36 in the 800m run…Finished 10th at the Giengengack Invitational in the 800m run with a time of 2:39.62…At the Yale Season Opener, finished 13th in the mile run with a time of 6:16.51. Outdoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Outdoor Championship, part of the team that collected an eighth place finish in the 4x800m relay with a time of 10:13.11 and posted a 16th place finish in the 800m dash with a time of 2:31.82…At the New England Championships tallied a 17th place finish in the 4x800m relay with a time of 10:11.11. 2010-11 Season: Cross Country: Ran a season best 21:23.00 to finish 19th overall at the Fairfield University Invitational. Indoor Track: Finished fourth overall in the 1000m run in 3:27.41 at the Fairfield University Invitational…Placed fourth overall in the 3000m run with a time of 11:57.25 at the SCSU Alumni Invitational. Outdoor Track: Finished 20th overall in the 1500m run with a time of 5:25.20 at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational…Placed 18th overall in the 800m run in 2:44.21 at the Springfield College Invitational. 2009-2010 Season: Cross Country: Ran a season best 16:52:00 at the Fairfield University Invitational. Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 1000m finishing in 3:21.96 at the Yale Giegengack Invitational…Also ran the 1 mile run in 5:55.89 at the URI Sorlein Invitational. Outdoor Track: Ran season best in the 1500m finishing in 5:16.58 at the George Davis Invitational. High School: Attended Kearny High School in New Jersey...Named to the All-Hudson County team and was a Hudson County Champion in the mile with a best time of 5:30. Personal: Daughter of Miguel and Gorette Bernardino...Has one brother, Rafael and one sister, Raquel...Also a member of the French club in high school. 29 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/MID-DISTANCE SENIOR HAMILTON, MASS. | HAMILTON-WENHAM DOROTHY BRENNICK 2011-2012 Season: Part of the team named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team… Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Cross Country: At the Father O’Neil S.J. Invitational, posted a time of 26.26. Indoor Track: At the Yale Season Opener finished sixth in the 500m dash with a time of 1:32.17. 2010-11 Season: NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Ran a season-best in the 200m finishing in 28.96 at the Yale Season Opener… Placed fourth in the 600m run with a time of 1:57.36 at the SCSU Alumni Invitational…Ran a season-best in the 400m with a time of 1:03.72 at the Northeast-10 Championships. Outdoor Track: Finished 18th overall in the 100m with a time of 14:64 at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational… Placed 10th overall in the 400m with a season-best time of 1:06.42 at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational…Finished 13th overall in the 200m in 28:85 seconds at the Springfield College Invitational…Ran a season-best time in the 100m with a mark of 14.77 seconds at the Yale Spring Track Classic…Finished 13th in the 200m with a season-best time of 28. 73 seconds at the NE-10 Championships. 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 200m finishing in 28.74 at the Yale Giegengack Invitational…Also ran a season best in the 300m finishing in 46.78 at the SCSU Alumni Invitational. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best at the Coast Guard Invitational 200m dash finishing in 28.96 and also ran a season best in the 400m at the Yale Classic finishing in 1:06.38. High School: Four-year member of the indoor and outdoor track programs…Captain in both indoor and outdoor track her senior year… Holds the 4 by 200m relay record and the shuttle dash relay record … Received the Coaches Award in outdoor track…Member of the Interact, a community service club. Personal: Daughter of Dorothy Brennick…Enrolled as an interior design major. 30 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES THROWS JUNIOR AGAWAM, MASS. | AGAWAM BRITTANY BUSSIERE 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: At the Giengengack Invitational finished eighth in the shot put event with a distance of 10.17m…Also finished 11th in weight throw with a distance of 10.45m…At the Northeast-10 Championships, finished 13th in the shot put event with a distance of 9.65m. Outdoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship, posted a ninth place finish in the hammer throw with a distance of 35.86m. 2010-2011 Season: NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Took fourth at the SCSU Alumni Invitational in the shot put event, throwing a distance of 10.47m…Competed in the NE-10 Championships, finishing 12th in shot put with a distance of 10.31m. Outdoor Track: Tallied a seventh place finish in shot put at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational, throwing a distance of 9.69m…Grabbed 13th at the NE-10 Championships in the shot put event, throwing it a distance of 9.74m. High School: Four-year member of the Agawam High School track and field team…Set the school shot put record in 2010 with a distance of 35’10.25” in 2010…Was crowned the Western Massachusetts Champion in shot put event in 2010…Selected to the All-Western Massachusetts team in 2009- 10…Named to the All-Conference teams in 2009-10…Led the team to two Western Massachusetts second place finishes in 2009-10…Served as the team captain as a senior. Personal: Daughter of Lyn and Bruce Bussiere…Has one brother, Zack and two sisters, Heather and Courtney…Majoring in Sports Management. 31 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES THROWS JUNIOR HARTFORD, CONN. | NORTHWEST CATHOLIC CAMILLE CHARLES 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Collected a 13th place finish at the Yale Season Opener in the shot put event with a distance of 9.15m…Also tallied a seventh place finish in the weight throw event with a distance of 13.69m. 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: Took seventh place at the SCSU Alumni Invitational in the shot put event with a distance of 9.47m…Grabbed 16th place in shot put with a season-best distance of 9.72m. Outdoor Track: Tossed a season-best distance of 10.24m in the shot put event while taking 11th place at the Yale Spring Track Classic…Competed in the NE-10 Championships, taking 10th place in the shot put event with a distance of 10.02. 32 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES JUMPS/HURDLES SOPHOMORE DERBY, CONN. | HILL REGIONAL CAREER BRIANA CONYERS 2011-2012 Season: U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region Team…Women’s Field Rookie of the Week (4/30)…U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as an All-Academic Team…Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: At the Giegengack Invitational, finished fifth in the long jump with a distance of 5.15m…Also placed second in the triple jump with a distance of 11.28m…At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship finished third in the long jump with a season- best 5.36m…Also collected second place in the triple jump with a distance of 11.28m. Outdoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship defeated the field in the triple jump with a distance of 11.74m…Also part of the team that collected a third place finish in the 4x100m relay with a time of 49.12…At the New England Championships posted a second place finish in the triple jump with a season-best distance of 12.09m. High School: Was a three-sport athlete for the Panthers of Hill Regional Career Magnet High School…Served as team captain for volleyball and track and field teams…A track and field All-SCC selection in 2010…A Class M Champion in 2011…An All-State selection in 2010 and 2011…An All- Area selection in 2011…Was also a member of the basketball team and cheerleading squad. Personal: Daughter of Celena and Ron Conyers…Has one brother; D’Ron… Undecided on a major. 33 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE SOPHOMORE RIVERSIDE, CALIF. | NORTE VISTA ALEJANDRA CORTEZ 2011-2012 Season: Part of the team named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team… Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Cross Country: At the Father O’Neil S.J. Invitational tallied a 16th place finish with a time of 20:51…Posted a time of 25:43.4 at the NCAA East Region Championship. Indoor Track: At the Yale Season Opener, finished sixth in the 800m run with a time of 2:32.22…Posted a seventh place finish at the Giengengack Invitational in the 800m run with a time of 2:29.15. Outdoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championships part of the team that collected a fifth place finish in the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:07.50… Also part of the team that posted an eighth place finish in the 4x800m relay with a time of 10:13.11. High School: California State Scholar Athlete…Three-time League Champion…Cross country MVP…CIF qualifier in both cross country and track…Cross country/track Scholar Athlete...IB Diploma graduate…Alvord Unified School District Student of the Month…Teacher Award in Art… Riverside County Superintendent honors top academic achievement… Part of Best Buddies. Personal: Daughter of Jose and Alejandra Cortez…Majoring in Forensic Science at New Haven…Hobbies include drawing, listening to music, watching movies and running. 34 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES POLE VAULT FRESHMAN NEW FAIRFIELD, CONN. | NEW FAIRFIELD ANNIE CREA High School: Member of the New Fairfield High Rebels…also competed in Swimming and Diving…Member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Vincent and Laura…Has two sisters, Tina and Betty… majoring in Forensic Science. MID-DISTANCE FRESHMAN NEW YORK, N.Y. | CHRIST THE KING DANIELLE CUERVO High School: Attended Christ the King Regional High School…Recipient of the Award for Great Motivation in 2011 and the My Angel award in 2012...Member of the Key Club, Step Team and the National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Rodolfo and Maria Cuervo…One sister, Naharai… Hobbies include reading books, working out and trying new foods…Majoring in Political Science at New Haven. 35 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES JUMPS/HURDLES SOPHOMORE SALEM, MASS. | BISHOP FENWICK BRITTANY DOLAN 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Collected a 21st place finish at the Yale Invitational in the 60m hurdles with a time of 11.05…Posted a 16th place finish at the Giengengack Invitational in the long jump event with a distance of 4.21m. Outdoor Track: At the Yale University Springtime Invitational collected two 16th place finishes including the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:21.41 and the 100m hurdles with a time of 18.55. High School: Team captain as a senior for the Crusaders of Bishop Fenwick High School…Salem News All-Star Honorable Mention and Team MVP in 2008 and 2009…State Qualifier in the outdoor 100m hurdles and 4x100m relay team in 2009…Helped outdoor team to Catholic Central League Championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010…State Qualifier in the outdoor 100m hurdles, 200m hurdles, triple jump and 4x100 relay in 2010…League All-Star in the 100m outdoor hurdles and 4x100 relay in 2010…Indoor Catholic Central League All-Star, Tri-County League MVP and Team MVP in 2009…Salem News All-Star and Tri-County League All-Star in 2010…Qualified and competed at Nike Indoor Nationals as member of the sprint medley team in 2010…State champion in the long jump in 2010… Also played soccer. Personal: Daughter of Debbie Ibanez…Has one sister; Meghan…Majoring in Marine Biology at New Haven. THROWS SOPHOMORE GREENWICH, N.Y. | GREENWICH SARA DONAHUE High School: Attended Greenwich Central School... Wasaren League Champion 2010 and 2011... Section 2 Class C Champion 2010 and 2011...Placed 6th in Division 2 New York State meet...Also particpiated in field hockey and tennis. Personal: Daughter of Patrick and Lisa Donahue...Majoring in Forensic Science and Biology-Premed. 36 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE/DISTANCE SENIOR EAST MEADOW, N.Y. | EAST MEADOW BRIDGET FARIA 2011-2012 Season: Part of the team named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team… Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Cross Country: Tallied a 31st place finish at the Central Connecticut State Blue Devil Invitational with a time of 22:06…Posted a time of 22:21 at the New England Championship. Indoor Track: Collected a seventh place finish at the Yale Season Opener in the 800m run with a time of 2:33.04. 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region selection...Indoor Track: At the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational, took sixth place in the 800m run, clocking in at 2:30.51…Took 20th at the Yale Collegiate Invitational in the 800m run, crossing the finish at 2:35.59…At the Lafayette/Rider Invitational, took 11th in the 800m run finishing with a time of 2:24.58…With a season-best time, finished the 800m run in 2:23.97 to take eighth place at the NE-10 Championships. Outdoor Track: Started the season at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational, clocking in at 5:27.27 in the 1500m run as well as 2:39.61 in the 800m run…Claimed eighth place at the Springfield College Invitational in the 800m run with a time of 2:27.80…At the Yale Spring Track Classic, finished the 400m dash in eighth place, clocking in at 1:02.61… Competed at the NE-10 Championships, finishing with a season-best in the 800m run, crossing the finish at 2:23.44 in eighth place…Finished the season at the New England Championships in the 800m run with a time of 2:24.38. Cross Country: Finished 21st at the Fairfield University Invitational with a time of 21:46…Competed in the Northeast 10 Championships, finishing with a time of 20:30.7…Completed the season at the NCAA East Region Championships with a time of 31:45. 2009-2010 Season: Cross Country: Ran a season best 18:27.00 at the Fairfield University Invitational. Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 800m dash finishing in 2:29.05 at the Boston Terrier Invite…At the URI Sorlein Invite finished the 1000m dash with a time of 3:25.25 and finished the mile run in 6:00.81. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best in the 800m at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships with a time of 2:26.98 finishing in tenth place. High School: Named to All-Conference, All-Division, & All-County teams... Helped lead team to Nassau County Championship in 2007 and 2008... Also a member of the Marching band. Personal: Daughter of George and Patricia Faria...Has one brother, Joe... Career ambition is to work in advertising. 37 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS SOPHOMORE MILLSBORO, DEL. | WILBUR CROSS NATHALIE HALL High School: Attended Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, Conn…Member of the Latin, Spanish and Math Honor Societies…Class President and Co-President for the National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Sharon Hall…majoring in Biology/Pre-Med. POLE VAULT FRESHMAN FORT PLAIN, N.Y. | FORT PLAIN EMILY HOFFMAN High School: Member of the 2009 New York State Section II Class C Champions at Fort Plain High School...As a senior moved to Canajoharie High School and finished as runners-up in the women’s varsity western Athletics Conference on the track with the Cougars...Member of the student council, SADD, mock trial and numerous other clubs. Personal: Daughter of John and Dianne Hoffman…Has two brothers; John and Nick, and one sister; Valerie…Brother John ran track and cross country at URI...Majoring in Forensic Science. 38 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES POLE VAULT SENIOR LEVANT, MAINE | HERMON SHANNON HALL 2011-2012 Season: Part of the team named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team… Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Cross Country: Collected a 33rd place finish at the Father O’Neil S.J. Invitational with a time of 29.25. Indoor Track: Finished 14th at the Yale Season Opener in the 400mm dash with a time of 1:17.86…Took sixth place at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship in the pole vault with a height of 2.45m. Outdoor Track: Tallied a 17th place finish at the UMass Lowell George Davis Invitational in the pole vault with a height of 2.45m. 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: Competed in mid-distance events throughout the season...Posted a season-best time of 1:36.78 in the 500 meters at the Giegengack Invitational...Season-best time of 2:09.09 in the 600 meters at the SCSU Alumni Meet and best time of 3:02.12 in the 800 meters at the Yale Season Opener. Outdoor Track: Competed in pole vault, relays and sprint events throughout the season...Posted a season- best height of 2.45 meters in the pole vault at the Coast Guard Invitational and a time of 1:13.62 in the 400 meter dash at the Yale Springtime Invite...Also recorded a time of 32.49 seconds in the 200 meter dash at Springfield College. 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: Competed in the 200m dash at the URI Sorlein Invitational finishing with a time of 33.27. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best in the 200m dash finishing in 32.10 at the Yale Classic… At the Coast Guard Invitational competed in the Pole Vault finishing with a height of 2.21m placing in sixth. High School: Competed in Eastern Maine Class B Conference...Also participated in soccer, basketball and softball...Honors student...Was a member of the leaders club, and student council. Personal: Daughter of Johanna Hughes...Has one brother, Ben and three sisters, Emily, Malerie and Sam...Career ambition to be a forensic scientist. 39 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES THROWS SOPHOMORE LUNENBURG, MASS. | LUNENBURG SAMANTHA HOLLOWAY 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Indoor Track: Posted a 12th place finish at the Giengengack Invitational in the weight throw with a distance of 9.42m…Also collected an 11th place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship in the weight throw event with a distance of 9.83m. Outdoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship tallied a ninth place finish in the discus throw event with a distance of 33.72m and a 12th place finish in the hammer throw with a distance of 31.09m. High School: Attended Lunenburg High School in Lunenburg, Mass… Served as a team captain in Indoor and Outdoor Track…Received the Coaches Award in Indoor and Outdoor Track…Was an All-Star in the MidWatch Division C League…Also played soccer…Graduated with Honors. Personal: Daughter of Cynthia Holloway…Has one brother, Christopher… Majoring in Legal Studies at New Haven. SPRINTS FRESHMAN ORANGE, N.J. | IMMACULATE CONCEPTION MARSHAE HOLT High Sc hool : At tended Immacu la te Conception…SEC 100m and 200m champion… Also a member of the women’s volleyball team… Participated in the Craft Club, Campus Ministry and Student Ambassador/Diplomat…Received second honors and faculty honors. Personal: Daughter of Heron and Marie Holt…Majoring in Biology at New Haven. 40 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/JUMPS/HURDLES SENIOR FRAMINGHAM, MASS. | FRAMINGHAM ALISSA HOWELL 2011-2012 Season: U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region Team…Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship posted a fifth place finish in the 55m dash with a time of 7.43, second place in the long jump with a distance of 5.43m and a fourth place finish in the triple jump event with a distance of 10.97m…At the New England Championships, collected a ninth place finish in the long jump with a distance of 5.22m. Outdoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship was part of the team that posted a third place finish in the 4x100m relay with a time of 49.12…Also collected a 13th place finish in the 100m dash with a time of 13.31…At the New England Championship was part of the team that tallied a 13th place finish in the 4x100m relay with a time of 49.23. 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region Team…NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: At the SCSU Alumni Invitational, tallied a first place finish in long jump with a distance of 5.07m…Took fifth at the Yale Collegiate Invitational in the long jump, finishing with a season-best 5.13m…Finished third in the triple jump event with a distance of 10.54m at the NE-10 Championships… Also registered two ninth place finishes at the NE-10 Championships, including a distance of 4.87m in the long jump event and a time of 7.65 in the 55m dash. Outdoor Track: Grabbed second in the long jump event with a distance of 5.50m at UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational…Captured first place in long jump at the Springfield College Invitational, jumping a distance of 5.11m…Took fourth at the NE-10 Championships, posting a distance of 5.03m in the long jump… At the New England Championships, took 22nd in the long jump event with a distance of 5.03m. 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship ran season bests in the long jump finishing with a distance of 5.20m placing forth and in the triple jump finishing with a distance of 10.60m placing third. Outdoor Track: Finished first at the Coast Guard Invitational in the 100m dash with a time of 12.94…Placed fifth in the long jump at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships with a distance of 5.18m and also placed fifth in the triple jump with a distance of 10.56m…Also competed in the New England Championship finishing sixteenth in the triple jump with a distance of 10.37m. High School: Named team MVP in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons... Named to the Boston Globe First Team All-Star and was the Baystate Conference Champion in the 55m, long jump and triple jump. Personal: Daughter of Kelvin and Margaret Howell...Has one brother, Romel and one sister, Kerry Ann...Career ambition is to become a therapist. 41 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE SOPHOMORE ROGERS CITY, MICH. | ROGERS CITY LEILANI KORTMAN High School: Attended Rogers High School… Received varsity letters in cross country, track and field, wrestling and cheerleading…Finished second at the regional tournament in the long jump in 2008…Regional champion in the 100m high hurdles…Received the Chuck Altman Award-Outstanding Freshman Track Award in 2008…Also named Most Improved Player in cross country and track, Most Valuable Player for two consecutive years and Co-Captain of the cross country and track team all four years…Received numerous academic awards including the Academic Honors Certificate award in 2008 and the Academic Honors Gold Award in 2011…Four-year class treasurer and a member of the National Honor Society, Float Building Committee, Prom Committee and the TRIO/Upward Bound Program. Personal: Daughter of Mandy Munger and Rob Kortman…One brother, Jeremy…Hobbies include reading, bike riding, swimming, walking and tennis…Majoring in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Psychology at New Haven. SPRINTS SOPHOMORE ENFIELD, CONN. | ENRICO FERMI JENNIFER MAZZIE High School: Attended Enrico Fermi High School…Competed in the states tournament in the 4x400m relay her senior year…Placed fourth at the CT Relays in 2011 and 2012…Also a member of the volleyball team…Participated in the Leo Club and Relay for Life…Received high honors. Personal: Daughter of Philip and Janet Mazzie…Majoring in Forensic Science and Chemistry. 42 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES THROWS SENIOR NEW HAVEN, CONN. | WILBUR CROSS SHRAYA MANICK 2011-2012 Season: U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as an All-Academic Team…U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region Team…Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship, collected a second place finish in the weight throw with a distance of 16.40m and a seventh place finish in the shot put event with a distance of 12.02m…At the New England Championships, posted a ninth place finish in the weight throw with a distance of 15.80m. Outdoor Track: Tallied a third place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship in the discus throw event with a distance of 41.33m and a fourth place finish in the shot put event with a distance of 12.83m…At the New England Championship, took 18th in the discus throw with a distance of 35.02m. 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region selection...Northeast-10 Conference Field Athlete of the Week (4/26)…NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Started the season with three first place finishes…Threw a distance of 12.18m in the shot put event and 15.67m in the weight throw at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…Also finished with a distance of 12.01m at the SCSU Alumni Invitational…Picked up two second place at the NE-10 Championships in both the shot put and wright throw events…Took 21st at the New England Championships in the shot put event. Outdoor Track: Took second place at UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational, finishing with a distance of 46.38m in the hammer throw event…Captured first place at the Springfield College Invitational, throwing a distance of 11.18m in the shot put…Tallied a pair of third place finishes, throwing a distance of 48.27m in the hammer throw and reaching 36.50m in the discus throw at the NE-10 Championships…At the New England Championships, finished in fifth place with a season-best distance of 39.59m and an 11th place finish in the shot put event. 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Captured 16th place in the New England Championships with a distance of 15.08 in the weight throw event…Finished in third place at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships in the weight throw event…Collected fourth place in the weight throw at the Yale Lid Lifter and SCSU Invitational’s. Outdoor Track: Recorded a season best 11.58m in the shot put at the Yale Classic…Finished in ninth place at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships with a distance of 10.70m in the shot put… Launched a distance of 31.73m at the New England Championships… Captured a second place showing in the discus throw at the Springfield Invitational…Posted a distance of 47.32m in the hammer throw event at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships. High School: Four-year member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams…Set school record in the shot put and discus…Finished third in the state in the outdoor shot put and second in the state indoor…Fourth in the state outdoor discus championships…Member of the Spanish and Latin Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Francine Manick…Enrolled as a criminal justice major. 43 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES MID-DISTANCE/HURDLES SOPHOMORE BALLSON LAKE, N.Y. | SHENENDEHOWA SAMANTHA MATTHEWSON 2011-2012 Season: Part of the team named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team… Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Cross Country: Collected a 27th place finish at the Father O’Neil S.J. Invitational with a time of 24:04. Indoor Track: At the Giengengack Invitational posted a 20th place finish in the 500m dash with a time of 1:27.93…Also collected a 10th place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship in the 500m dash with a time of 1:25.47. High School: Ran for the Plainsmen of Shenendehowa High School…Was a scholar athlete in 2011…Received the Julia Shapiro scholar athletic award in 2011…Graduated with Honors. Personal: Daughter of Nancy and William Mathewson…Has one sister; Christine…Majoring in Communications at New Haven. 44 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES JUMPS/HURDLES SOPHOMORE WESTBURY, N.Y. | OLD WESTBURY TIARA MITCHELL 2011-2012 Season: Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week (4/22)…Indoor Track: Took first place at the Giengengack Invitational in the triple jump event with a distance of 11.58m…At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship, collected an eighth place finish in the long jump with a distance of 5.12m and a first place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 11.35m. Outdoor Track: Part of the team that took third place in the 4x100m relay at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship with a time of 49.12…Also part of the team that took fifth in the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:07.50…Tallied a 13th place finish in the 4x100m relay at the New England Championships with a time of 49.23. High School: Was a member of the track and field team for the Dragons of Westbury High School…Graduated with High Honors…Was a member of the Key Club and Future Business Leaders of America. Personal: Daughter of Krystal Davis and Tracy Mitchell…Majoring in Biology-Premedical at New Haven. 45 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/HURDLES FRESHMAN JERSEY CITY, N.J. | IRVINGTON CONNIE MORGAN High School: Attended Irvungton High School... State Sectionals Outdoor in 2011-12and Indoor 2012...Also partcipated in Volleyball. Personal: Daughter of Alfred Morgan and Rosetta Hill...Majoring in Bio/ Pre-Med. JUMPS FRESHMAN WARREN, N.J. | WATCHUNG HULLS AMY PARK High School: Competed in track and field, basketball and soccer at Warren High School... Holds the program’s freshman record with a javelin throw of 97’5”...Personal best is 113’2”... An all-state soccer and all-county basketball player...National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Miwon and Byung Hoon Park...Majoring in Management of Sports Industries. 46 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES JUMPS/HURDLES SENIOR DEDHAM, MASS. | DEDHAM MEREDITH O’CONNOR 2011-2012 Season: Indoor Track: Posted an 11th place finish at the Giengengack Invitational in the 500m dash with a time of 9.78…At the Yale Season Opener collected a fifth place finish in the 500m dash with a time of 1:26.22… Competed at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship and posted a time of 9.06 in the 55m hurdle. Outdoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship collected an 18th place finish in the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.61 and an 11th place finish in the 400m hurdle with a time of 1:08.80…Tallied a 22nd place finish in the 100m hurdles at the New England Championship with a season best time of 15.89. 2010-2011 Season: NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Took fifth place at the SCSU Alumni Invitational in the 600m run, crossing the finish with a time of 1:58.19…At the Lafeyette/Rider Invitational, took 13th in the 60m hurdles. Outdoor Track: Placed fourth at the Springfield College Invitational in the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.69 and the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:11.27...Finished in seventh place at the NE-10 Championships, finishing the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.31 and the 400m hurdles in 1:08.50…Took 29th at the New England Championships in the 400m hurdles. 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: At the SCSU Alumni Invitational Ran season bests in the 55m hurdles finishing in 9.66 placing fifth and in the 300m dash finishing in 48.40 placing eighth. Outdoor Track: Placed sixth at the Coast Guard Invitational in the 100m hurdles finishing in 17.44… Ran season best at the Northeast-10 Championship in the 400m hurdles finishing in seventh with a time of 1:11.13. High School: Competed in the Bay State Conference...Was team MVP spring track 2008, and winter track 2008-09...Earned 12 varsity letters...A member of the peer leadership club, student council, and SADD. Personal: Daughter of Paul and Melissa O’Connor...Has one brother, Evan. 47 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES POLE VAULT FRESHMAN DERBY, CONN. | THE SOUND SCHOOL SARA PUTNEY High School: President of the Vet Tech Club… Member of the Student Council and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)…Honor roll student. Personal: Daughter of Lynn Bartolucci…majoring in Psychology. SPRINTS SOPHOMORE DERBY, CONN. | SACRED HEART ACADEMY AMANDA RINDGEN High School: Attended Sacred Heart Academy… In 2009, received varsity letters in indoor track and outdoor track and field…Holds four school records including the thrower’s relay and the triple jump relay…Named All-SCC in 2010… Received high honors in 2011…Participated in the Key Club, Art Club, Photo Club and Musical Crew. Personal: Daughter of Robert and Anna Rindgen…One sister, Jessica… Hobbies include photography…Majoring in Forensic Science and Chemistry at New Haven. 48 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES POLE VAULT SENIOR SEYMOUR, CONN. | SEYMOUR RACHEL PUTORTI 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll...Limited competition due to injury. 2010-2011 Season: NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Placed fourth in pole vault at the SCSU Alumni Invitational, finishing with a height of 2.54m. Outdoor Track: Took seventh at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational in pole vault, finishing with 2.45m… Finished eighth with a season-best 2.95m in pole vault at the Yale Spring Track Classic…Captured fifth at the NE-10 Championships with 2.85m in the pole vault. 2009-2010 Season: NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Competed in two meets, posting a season-high height of 2.29m in the pole vault. Outdoor Track: Competed in the pole vault along with sprints and relays...Posted a season-best height of 2.74m in the pole vault at the NE-10 Championship...Also recorded a time of 15.10 in the 100m dash at the George Davis Invitational and 30.70 in the 200m dash at the Coach Guard Invitational. 49 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES JUMPS FRESHMAN SALEM, N.H. | SALEM VICTORIA ROZUMEK High School: Attended Salem High School… High jump state champion in 2011 and 2012… Named 2012 All-State spring track and field-high state champion…Received high honors and the Academic Excellence Award…Participated in Peer to Peer Turtoring and NHIAA Student Ambassador. Personal: Daughter of David and Mary-Ann Rozumek…One brother, Christopher and two sisters, Melinda and Nicole…Hobbies include snowboarding, skiing, camping and shopping…Majoring in Criminal Justice at New Haven. THROWS FRESHMAN RANDOLPH, N.J. | RANDOLPH MARIJA SAVAIKO High School: A two-year varsity letterwinner at Randolph...A four-year Honor Roll student. Personal: Daughter of Susan Covalesky...Majoring in Marine Biology. 50 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES DISTANCE SOPHOMORE STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. | PORT RICHMOND DANIELLE SORRENTINO 2011-2012 Season: Part of the team named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team… U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team… Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Cross Country: At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship posted a time of 19:34.52…Also posted a time of 25:00.2 at the NCAA East Region Championship. Indoor Track: At the Yale Season Opener posted a time of 5:52.02 in the one mile run for an eighth place finish…Also collected a 13th place finish at the Giengengack Invitational in the one mile run with a time of 5:32.83. Outdoor Track: Opened the season at the UConn Invitational with a time of 2:40.30 in the 800m dash. High School: Ran cross country and track for the Raiders of Port Richmond High School…Named to cross country State Island H.S. Track & Field Association First Team All-Star selection in 2010…Helped lead team to Staten Island Cross Country and PSAL Cross Country City Championships in 2010…Was a member of the National Honor Society, graduated with Honors and was named Valedictorian. Personal: Daughter of Linda and Charles Sorrentino…Majoring in Psychology-Elementary Education. 51 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/HURDLES FRESHMAN HOLDEN, MASS. | WACHUSETT OLIVIA TANGNEY High School: Four-year member of the Wachusett Regional Mountaineers Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track teams…Cross Country Indoor and Outdoor Track teams won district championship all four years…Helped lead cross country team to two district championships. Personal: Daughter of Brian and Anne Tangney…Has one sister, Grace… majoring in Forensic Psychology. SPRINTS/HURDLES SOPHOMORE NEVERSINK, N.Y. | TRI-VALLEY EMMA TINGLEY 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Indoor Track: At the Yale Invitational collected a 22nd place finish in the 60m hurdles with a time of 11.15…Also posted a 20th place finish at the Giengengack Invitational in the 500m dash with a time of 1:27.75. Outdoor Track: At the UConn Invitational collected a 12th place finish in the 4x400, relay with a time of 4:44.54…Also posted a 13th place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:08.80. High School: Three-sport athlete for the Bears of Tri-Valley Central School…Holds four school records in the 55m hurdles, 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles and as a member of the 4x400 relay team…State qualifier during the 2007-08 season…Also played basketball and soccer…Was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America...A scholar athlete and graduated with High Honors. Personal: Daughter of Jane and Brian Tingley…Has one brother; Samuel and one sister; Victoria…Majoring in Criminal Justice-Forensic Psychology at New Haven. 52 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS JUNIOR WEST HAVEN, CONN. | WEST HAVEN ADA UDAYA 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Outdoor Track: Defeated the field at the Uconn Invitational in the 200m dash with a time of 25.14…Also posted a ninth place finish in the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:20.61. 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-American...USTFCCCA All-Region Team…Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week (5/31)…NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Qualified for the NCAA Division II Championship in the 200m and 60m dashes...Took seventh place with a time of 7.59 in the 60m final and earned All-American honors…Helped lead New Haven to a fourth place finish at the National Championship by earning points in the 60m dash...Took fifth place at the SCSU Alumni Meet in the 55m dash with a time of 8.32...Captured second at the Metro Invitational in the 60m dash, crossing the finish in 8.32…Took second in the 200m dash at the Yale Giegengack Invitational with a time of 25.11…Tallied a first place victory in the 60m dash at the Lafeyette/ Rider Invitational, finishing in 7.69…Recorded a season best 7.11 in the 55m dash at the NE-10 Championships, capturing a first place finish. Outdoor Track: Qualified for the NCAA Division II Championship in the 100m and 200m dashes...Finished with preliminary marks of 24.46 and 11.80, respectively, at the NCAA Division II Championship...Took first at the Ramapo College Invitational, crossing the finish in 24.71 in the 200m dash…Finished the 100m dash in 12.26 for first place at UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational…At the NE-10 Championships, took second in the 100m dash and the 200m dash…Recorded two first place finishes at the New England Championshps, finishing the 100m dash in a season-best 11.68 and the 200m dash in 24.30. High school: Four year member of the Blue Devils cross country and track and field teams…Three time champion in the 55 meter dash, two time champion in 100 meter dash…2010 Southern Connecticut Conference champion in the 200 meter dash and holds the conference 55 meter dash record…Also played volleyball…National Honor Society member and honor roll student. Personal: Daughter of Duehler Harris…Enrolled as a Biology-Pre Medicine major. 53 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS SOPHOMORE WALTHAM, MASS. | WALTHAM IVY WATTS 2011-2012 Season: Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Collected a fourth place finish at the Yale Invitational in the 400m dash with a time of 58.85…At the Giengengack Invitational took third place in the 400m dash with a time of 58.99 and 13th in the 200m dash with a time of 26.43. Outdoor Track: Tallied two fifth place finishes at the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship in the 400m dash with a time of 58.06 and the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:07.50. High School: Ran for the Hawks of Waltham Senior High School…Was a Greater Boston League All-Star as a freshman…Dual County League All-Star as a sophomore and junior…Broke three school records three different times; the 200m in 26.2 seconds, 300m in 41.78 seconds and 400m in 58.71 seconds…Graduated with Honors and received the Junior Book Award. Personal: Daughter of Sang and Michael Watts…Has one brother; Dion… Majoring in Criminal Justice-Forensic Psychology at New Haven. 54 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF
  • THE ATHLETES SPRINTS/HURDLES SENIOR WEST HAVEN, CONN. | WEST HAVEN MONICA YANEZ 2011-2012 Season: Winter Academic All- Conference Team…Northeast-10 Conference Spring Academic All-Conference Team…Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Received the D2ADA Academic Achievement Award…Indoor Track: At the Giengengack Invitational posted an eighth place finish in the 60m hurdle with a time of 9.53 and an 11th place finish in the 500m dash with a time of 1:21.99…At the Northeast-10 Championships finished sixth in the 500m dash with a season-best time of 1:20.24. Outdoor Track: Part of the team that collected a third place finish in the 4x100m relay with a time of 49.23 at the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship…Also tallied a fourth place finish in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:03.96 and a seventh place finish in the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.64…At the New England Championship posted a 13th place finish in the 4x100m relay with a time of 49.23. 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region Team…NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Captured a first place finish at the SCSU Alumni Invitational in the 33m dash, crossing the finish in 7.16…Recorded a time of 7.67 in the 55m dash at the NE-10 Championships taking eighth place… Also took 10th in the 200m dash at the NE-10 Championships. Outdoor Track: Registered a third place finish at the NE-10 Championships in the 400m hurdles, posting a time of 1:05.92…Took 14th at the New England Championships in the 400m hurdles, recording a time of 1:05.91. High School: Played four years at West Haven High School…Named the ‘Rookie of the Year’ as a sophomore in 2007…Served as team captain in 2009…Also a member of the Indoor and Outdoor track and field teams for the Blue Devils…Holds four school records (55m hurdles, long jump, 300m hurdles and 100m hurdles). Personal: Daughter of Irma and Luis Yanez…Four sisters, Brenda, Adriana, Diana and Cecilia…Majoring in Engineering at New Haven....A First Team All-NE-10 and All-East Region soccer player for the Chargers. 55 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • 56 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF The Northeast-10 Conference is an NCAA Division II conference that was established in 1979. The NE-10 consists of 16 member institutions that are located throughout the Northeast including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. The institutions that make up the Northeast-10 are Adelphi University (Garden City, N.Y.), American International College (Springfield, Mass.), Assumption College (Worcester, Mass.), Bentley University (Waltham, Mass.), Franklin Pierce University (Rindge, N.H.), Le Moyne College (Syracuse, N.Y.), University of Massachusetts Lowell (Lowell, Mass.), Merrimack College (North Andover, Mass.), University of New Haven (West Haven, Conn.), Pace University (Pleasantville, N.Y.), Saint Anselm College (Manchester, N.H.), Saint Michael’s College (Colchester, Vt.), College of Saint Rose (Albany, N.Y.), Southern Connecticut State University (New Haven, Conn.), Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, N.H.), and Stonehill College (Easton, Mass.). The 16 member institutions are spread geographically from Syracuse, New York to Boston, Massachusetts and from Burlington, Vermont to Long Island, New York. Many of the members are located in or around the metropolitan areas of Albany, Boston, New Haven, Worcester, and New York. The Conference most recently welcomed the University of New Haven in 2008 and Adelphi University in 2009, adding to the powerful union of strong academic and athletic colleges and universities. The Northeast-10 has evolved into a membership committed to competitive athletics programs that emphasize the education on and off the field of its more than 5,500 student athletes. Counted among the many accomplishments of our institutions are NCAA Division II National Championships in women’s basketball, field hockey, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, women’s track & field, and men’s and women’s swimming & diving. This past year, 47 teams representing the Northeast-10 saw their name on NCAA selection days as Division II national championship fields were announced. The 47 teams represented fourteen different institutions. During the 2010-2011 academic year, two Northeast-10 teams claimed national titles, as UMass Lowell won the field hockey championship and Adelphi won the women’s lacrosse national crown. Indivudally, New Haven’s Shannon Gagne won five national titles at the indoor and outdoor track and field championship meets, Stonehill’s Corey Thomas was the national champion in the high jump, and Southern Connecticut’s Amanda Thomas took home the gold medal in the 200-yard individual medley at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. The Saint Rose women’s soccer team also claimed its first national championship in 2011. From the field of play to the class room, the Northeast-10 honored a number of student- athletes for their academic accomplishments. The conference honored close to 200 student- athletes throughout the year that excelled at a high level on the field and in the classroom as members of the academic all conference teams. Additionally, 2,917 student-athletes representing each of the sixteen schools earned a 3.0 GPA or higher and were named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll last year. Today’s Northeast-10 Conference remains focused on complementing the academic integrity and missions of the member institutions with a commitment to a broad- based championship program, as evidenced by the 23 sports the Conference offers in championship play, the most of any Division II conference. American International College Yellow Jackets Springfield, Mass. Assumption College Greyhounds Worcester, Mass. Bentley College Falcons Waltham, Mass. Franklin Pierce University Ravens Rindge, N.H. Le Moyne College Dolphins Syracuse, N.Y. University of Massachuetts Lowell River Hawks Lowell, Mass. Merrimack College Warriors North Andover, Mass. University of New Haven Chargers West Haven, Conn. Pace University Setters Pleasantville, N.Y. Saint Anselm College Hawks Manchester, N.H. Saint Michael’s College Purple Knights Colchester, Vt. The College of Saint Rose Golden Knights Albany, N.Y. Southern Connecticut State University Owls New Haven, Conn. Southern New Hampshire University Penmen Manchester, N.H. Stonehill College Skyhawks Easton, Mass. Adelphi University Panthers Garden City, N.Y.
  • 57 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD Men’s Indoor Records 55m .........................Otto Pearson ....................................................................................................................6.34 ............1979 55m HH ..................Marcus Walton ................................................................................................................. 7.43 ............1996 60m ......................... Tyrone Sawyer ..................................................................................................................6.85 ............2009 200m ......................Kevin Downing ...............................................................................................................21.41 ............2009 400m ......................Kevin Ross ...................................................................................................................... 47.97 ............1999 440yd. .....................Ed Yearwood ..................................................................................................................46.49 ............1979 500m ......................Mark O’Brady ............................................................................................................. 1:04.63 ............1993 600m ...................... Tevonne Hemmans .................................................................................................... 1:23.73 ............2011 800m ......................Marius Skarbauskas .................................................................................................. 1:50.91 ............2004 1000m .................... James Beaubrun ........................................................................................................ 2:30.01 ............2006 1 Mile ......................Michael Ambrose ....................................................................................................... 4:10.00 .............. N/A 3000m ....................Michael Ambrose ....................................................................................................... 8:14.84 .............. N/A 2 Miles ....................Michael Ambrose ....................................................................................................... 8:54.44 .............. N/A 5000m ....................Michael Ambrose .....................................................................................................14:28.94 .............. N/A Long Jump ..............Orville Sweeney ............................................................................................................. 7.51m ............1991 Triple Jump .............Henry Spellman ......................................................................................................... 14.45m ............1979 High Jump ............... Matthew Jeune .................................................................................................................2.20m ............ 2012 Pole Vault ................Dean Gordon & Perry Pausig .......................................................................................4.11m .............. N/A Shot Put ..................David Marra ............................................................................................................... 15.24m .............. N/A 35 lb. Wt. ................Steven Jussaume ....................................................................................................... 18.26m ............2007 Pentathlon ..............Hakim Smith ...........................................................................................................3,478 pts. ............1994 4x400 relay ............ Larson, Boothe, Snyder, Ross ................................................................................... 3:15.25 ............1999 4x800 relay ............Cambell, Perez, Schultz, Thompson ......................................................................... 7:34.00 .............. N/A DMR ........................Scuster, Taylor, Santiago, Ambrose ........................................................................10:09.04 .............. N/A Men’s Outdoor Records 100m ......................Kevin Downing ..............................................................................................................10.46 ............2009 200m ......................Kevin Downing ..............................................................................................................20.96 ............2009 400m ......................Ed Yearwood ................................................................................................................ 46.44 ............1979 800m ...................... Jessie Coger & Eric Larson ....................................................................................... 1:50.68 .............. N/A 1500m ....................Michael Ambrose ...................................................................................................... 3:48.58 .............. N/A 3000msc ................ Jim Santiago .............................................................................................................. 9:10.21 .............. N/A 5000m ....................Michael Ambrose ....................................................................................................14:28.00 .............. N/A 10,000m .................Don Cavanaugh .......................................................................................................31:52.00 .............. N/A 110 HH ....................Marcus Walton ..............................................................................................................14:53 ............1996 400m IH ..................Major Ruth ....................................................................................................................53.81 .............. N/A Long Jump ..............Orville Sweeney ............................................................................................................ 7.43m ............1991 Triple Jump .............Henry Spellman ........................................................................................................ 14.83m ............1979 High Jump ............... Matthew Jeune ................................................................................................................2.20m ............ 2012 Pole Vault ................Perry Pausig .................................................................................................................4.27m .............. N/A Shot Put ..................Dave Marra .................................................................................................................15.19m .............. N/A Discus ..................... John Goodheart ........................................................................................................ 42.70m .............. N/A Hammer ..................Steve Jussaume .........................................................................................................57.81m ............2007 Javelin .....................Harvey Boehm ........................................................................................................... 66.52m .............. N/A SMR ......................... Tyrone Sawyer, Kevin Downing, Sylvester Maldonado, Alaric Best ........................ 3:39.57 ............2009 4x100 relay .............Moses, Maull, Foley, Coger ..........................................................................................41.06 .............. N/A 4x400 relay ............ Larson, Boothe, Snyder, Ross .................................................................................. 3:09.89 ............1999 THE RECORDS
  • 58 TH E UN IV ER SI TY H IS TO R Y & R EC OR D S N E- 10 C ON FE RE N CE 20 12 -1 3 W OM EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 M EN ’S T EA M 20 12 -1 3 CO AC H ES CH AR G ER X C/ TF WWW.NEWHAVENCHARGERS.COM • FOLLOW @UNHXCTF Women’s Indoor Records 55m .........................Shannon Gagne ............................................................................................................... 7.05 ...........2011 55m HH ..................Monica Yanez ................................................................................................................... 8.71 ...........2011 60m .........................Ada Udaya ........................................................................................... 7.53 (above sea level) ............2011 60m .........................Shannon Gagne ......................................................................................... 7.57 (at sea level) ............2011 60m HH ................... Monica Yanez .......................................................................................................................9.53 ............ 2012 200m ......................Shannon Gagne .............................................................................................................23.60 ............2011 400m ......................Shannon Gagne .......................................................................................................... 54.03* ............2011 500m ......................Monica Yanez ............................................................................................................. 1:18.59 ............2011 600m ......................Dominique Stasulli .................................................................................................... 1:44.20 ............2011 800m ......................Dominique Stasulli .................................................................................................... 2:22.26 ............2011 1000m ....................Dominique Stasulli .................................................................................................... 3:01.63 ............2011 1 Mile ......................Dominique Stasulli .................................................................................................... 5:10.96 ............2011 3000m ....................Alissa von Schmidt .................................................................................................. 10:41.12 ............2005 5000m ....................Alissa von Schmidt .................................................................................................. 18:54.18 ............2007 High Jump ...............Calista Hutchinson .......................................................................................................1.67m ............2011 Long Jump ..............Shannon Gagne ............................................................................................................6.02m ............2011 Triple Jump ............. Tiara Mitchell ................................................................................................................. 11.58m ............ 2012 Shot Put ..................Shraya Manick ........................................................................................................... 12.97m ............2011 20 lb Wt. .................Shraya Manick ............................................................................................................16.16m ............2011 Pole Vault ................Kristen Beck ..................................................................................................................2.59m ............2003 SMR .........................N/A ............................................................................................................................. 4:38.03 ............2003 DMR ........................Dominique Stasulli, Shannon Gagne, Bridget Faria, Lauren DiMitruck ..............12:30.68 ............2011 4x200 relay ............Melissa Jones, Donna Carpenter, Natalie Wisdom, Monique Bynoe ..................... 1:49.50 ............2003 4x400 relay ............Shannon Gagne, Monica Yanez, Alissa Howell, Ada Udaya .................................... 3:52.69 ............2011 4x800 relay ............Dominique Stasulli, Bridget Faria, Tania Bernardino, Lauren DiMitruck .............10:00.50 ............2011 Pentathlon ..............Evelyn Tolliver ........................................................................................................... 2471 pts. ............2002 Women’s Outdoor Records 100m ......................Shannon Gagne .............................................................................................................11.69 ............2011 100m HH ................ Monica Yanez ....................................................................................................................15.00 ............ 2012 200m ......................Shannon Gagne .......................................................................................................... 23.43* ............2011 400m ......................Shannon Gagne .......................................................................................................... 53.62* ............2011 400m IH .................. Monica Yanez .................................................................................................................1:03.52 ............ 2012 800m ......................Dominique Stasulli .................................................................................................... 2:23.25 ............2011 1500m ....................Alissa von Schmidt .................................................................................................... 4:54.01 ............2005 3000m ....................Alissa von Schmidt ..................................................................................................10:40.05 ............2005 3000msc .................Melissa Tempesta ....................................................................................................11:32.83 ............2010 5000m ....................Alissa von Schmidt .................................................................................................. 18:41.25 ............2005 10,000m .................Alissa von Schmidt .................................................................................................. 40:58.71 ............2007 High Jump ............... Calista Hutchinson ...........................................................................................................1.66m ............ 2012 Long Jump ..............Shannon Gagne ............................................................................................................5.95m ............2011 Triple Jump ............. Tiara Mitchell ................................................................................................................. 12.23m ............ 2012 Shot Put .................. Shraya Manick ............................................................................................................... 12.83m ............ 2012 Discus ...................... Shraya Manick ................................................................................................................41.33m ............ 2012 Hammer .................. Shraya Manick ................................................................................................................48.27m ............ 2012 Pole Vault ................Rachel Putorti ...............................................................................................................2.95m ............2011 SMR .........................Ada Udaya, Alissa Howell, Monica Yanez, Bridget Faria ...........................................4:23.17 ............2011 4x100 relay .............Ada Udaya, Shannon Gagne, Alissa Howell, Monica Yanez ....................................... 46.84 ............2011 4x200 relay ............Ada Udaya, Shannon Gagne, Alissa Howell, Monica Yanez .................................... 1:41.80 ............2011 4x400 relay ............Monica Yanez, Ada Udaya, Alissa Howell, Shannon Gagne .................................... 3:53.78 ............2011 4x800 relay ............ Lauren DiMitruck, Bridget Faria, Tania Bernardino, Dominique Stasulli ............... 9:49.16 ............2010 * National Championship-winning time/distance THE RECORDS
  • Deborah Chin, Associate Vice President, Director of Athletics and Recreation Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D., University President Since becoming president of the University of New Haven in 2004, Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D. has led the University of New Haven through a period of remarkable growth and development. In the past five years alone, enrollment has grown by 34 percent to more than 6,400 undergraduate and graduate students, who hail from 35 states and some 45 countries. Full-time undergraduate enrollment has grown by 59 percent and applications have increased by 176 percent. During this time, the University has completed over $100 million in construction projects and has launched 15 new academic programs. UNH now ranks among the top comprehensive universities in the North and boasts nationally ranked programs in a number of majors across business, criminal justice, engineering, forensic science, and the liberal arts and sciences. In recognition of his contributions to transforming the University, Dr. Kaplan was named “Businessman of the Year” by Business New Haven magazine in 2008. President Kaplan also was awarded the 2011 William M. Burke Presidential Award for Experiential Education by the National Society for Experiential Education. The award recognizes President Kaplan’s efforts to make UNH a national leader in experiential education, requiring every undergraduate student to complete an internship, an academic service learning experience, international study or a faculty-mentored research project before graduation. Previously, Dr. Kaplan was chancellor and professor of English at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, the only four-year branch campus of the University of Virginia and one of the nation’s best public colleges, according to U. S. News & World Report. Dr. Kaplan began his teaching career in 1982 as an Instructor of English at the University of Maryland, European Division. From 1985-1989, he served as Visiting Lecturer in American Studies at Eberhard-Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany – one of the oldest and most highly regarded universities in Europe. After completing his doctoral studies at Eberhard-Karls Universität, he returned to the U.S. to teach English at the University of Southern Colorado. Within three years, he was made department chair, serving in that capacity for two years before becoming Director of the Center for International Studies. Dr. Kaplan also served as dean of Arts and Humanities at SUNY College at Buffalo and as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler University. In addition to earning his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Eberhard-Karls Universität, Dr. Kaplan holds a Master of Arts degree (with a concentration in philosophy, German and English) from Eberhard-Karls Universität and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Kaplan is the author of a book on American translations of the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke; a book on Tim O’Brien’s fiction, published by the University of South Carolina Press; and an anthology of international war stories, published by the University Press of Colorado. He also has written a number of scholarly essays. Dr. Kaplan and his wife, Anemone Schweizer-Kaplan, are both ardent opera buffs and love to ballroom dance, hike and downhill ski. They share a great love for the visual and performing arts and have traveled to more than 30 countries during their 35 years together, including Tanzania, where they hiked up Mt. Kilimanjaro. They have a son and three daughters. Dr. Kaplan grew up in Chicago, the son of a shoe store owner and an actress-comedienne. He said his stepfather, Irving Glovin, taught him to love ideas and appreciate the contributions we all need to make to good causes. Irv Glovin was a good friend of Oskar Schindler, was instrumental in getting the story out in book and film form (he was associate producer of the film), and is President of the Oskar Schindler Humanitarian Foundation. Dr. Kaplan also serves on the board of the Foundation. Anemone Schweizer-Kaplan grew up in Southwest Germany. She holds the equivalent of an American M.A. in Secondary Education and taught at a German high school. She is a ceramics artist and taught German and pottery as an adjunct faculty member in Colorado and Virginia. Deborah Chin became the school’s fourth Director of Athletics in 1993, and currently oversees a department which sponsors 16 NCAA Division II varsity sports. She was elected to the prestigious position of Chair for the NCAA’s Division II Management Council for 2008 and was promoted to Associate Vice President, Director of Athletics and Recreation in 2010. UNH Athletics has enjoyed a high level of success across the board during Chin’s tenure as Director of Athletics, advancing to NCAA tournament over 50 times in 17-plus years. UNH has recently made a number of capital improvements to athletic and recreational facilities, including the construction of the multi-million dollar David A. Beckerman Student Recreation Center, a $1.3 million synthetic turf renovation of Kayo Field (soccer and lacrosse), as well as installation of state- of-the-art blue and gold synthetic turf at the new Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium. In 2007, Chin spearheaded efforts to re-instate football as a varsity program and find UNH a new athletics conference that best fits the institution’s long-term academic and athletic aspirations. Both goals were accomplished when UNH announced on November 13, 2007 that it had been accepted as a full member of the prestigious Northeast-10 Conference, effective the 2008-09 academic year. After a five-year hiatus, the Charger football team returned to the gridiron in 2009, and have since won back-to-back conference championships and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals. A member of the University of New Haven staff since 1975, Chin began her UNH career as Coordinator of Women’s Athletics. She was responsible for starting the women’s intercollegiate athletic program at UNH, coaching volleyball, tennis, basketball and softball in the early years. Chin eventually surrendered all head coaching responsibilities, except volleyball, when she was promoted to Associate Director of Athletics in 1979. Among her numerous honors, Chin was named the NACWAA NCAA Division II Administrator of the Year in 2009 after serving as the D-II Management Council Chair. In 2007, the Connecticut Sportswriters’ Alliance presented Chin with the Gold Key Award, the state’s top sporting honor which recognizes significant contributions to athletics in the State of Connecticut. Chin won the NACDA/Continental Airlines Athletic Director of the Year for the Northeast Region in 1998- 99 and was awarded the NACWAA Josten’s District I Administrator of the Year Award in 1997. Chin won the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports Presidential Award in March 1997 and was the Connecticut Post Woman of the Year in 1993. Chin has also earned the U.S. Volleyball Association Meritorious Service Award and the YMCA Women in Leadership Award. In 2010, she was honored as an Elm City Legend, an event which recognizes the greater New Haven region’s best in sports and community dedication. As head women’s volleyball coach, Chin fashioned a Hall of Fame resume - literally - earning induction into the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Hall of Fame in December, 2006. Chin is also a member of the Connecticut Volleyball Hall of Fame (Inducted October, 1998), the Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (April, 1999), and the Athletics Hall of Fame at her alma mater, SUNY-Cortland. In a 19-year career (1975-93) as head coach for the Chargers, she posted a 578-179 record (.764) and was at that time only the fifth Division II coach to win 500 career matches. The Chargers made 10 trips to the NCAA tournament during Chin’s reign, reaching the top five four times. Her awards include six AVCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year distinctions as well as eight New England Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year honors. Chin coached the Chargers to twelve 30-win seasons, including six straight. She is also recognized internationally as a top volleyball clinician. As an administrator, Chin has served on over 30 national and regional committees. In addition to her most recent position as Chair of the Division II Management Council, her resume includes terms as chairperson for the NCAA Division II Volleyball Committee (1988-92), the NCAA Division II Baseball Committee (1997-2001), the NCAA Northeast Regional Football Committee (1999-2003), and the NACDA John McLendon Minority Scholarship Committee (1999-present). She served four years on the NACWAA Board of Directors (1993-96), and acted as the Volleyball Commissioner for the 1995 Special Olympics World Games held in New Haven. A graduate of SUNY-Cortland with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education, Chin earned her Master’s of Science degree in Physical Education from UNC-Greensboro. UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION 59 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
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  • CHARGER ATHLETIC CLUB The Charger Athletics Club serves as a vital force in helping the University of New Haven Department of athletics continue its strong athletics tradition. The suc- cess of the athletic programs enhances the university’s reputation at both the regional and national levels. Membership in the Charger Athletics Club is open to alumni, parents of student-athletes, faculty & staff, students and friends of athletics. The funds raised by the Charger Athletics Club help fund capi- tal projects, which benefit all of the Charger athletic teams and help to enhance the game-day experiences of loyal fans, faculty, staff and the local community who support UNH student-athletes. All gifts to the Charger Athletics Club by alumni, par- ents, faculty, staff and friends will be counted in the university’s Annual Fund. By making an annual fund gift through the Charger Athletics Club donors are emphasizing the importance of athletics to the Univer- sity community and helping student-athletes succeed on and off the field. Annual membership runs from July 1 through June 30 and is open to all for a minimum donation of $50. Visit www.NewHavenChargers.com to join in the tradition of success! MEMBERSHIP LEVELS All-American Club: $1,000 + Director’s Club: $500-$999 Coaches’ Club: $250-$499 Captain’s Club: $100-$249 Varsity Club: $50-$99 61 CH AR G ER XC/TF 2012-13 COACH ES 2012-13 M EN ’S TEAM 2012-13 W OM EN ’S TEAM N E-10 CON FEREN CE H ISTO R Y & RECORD S TH E UN IVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN • 2012-13 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
  • CHARGER ATHLETICS POSTSEASON SUCCESS Men’s Cross Country NCAA National Qualifiers: 1979, 2001 Women’s Cross Country NCAA National Qualifier: 2004 Baseball NCAA World Series: 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1998; NCAA Region- als: 1972, 1973, 1976, 1981, 1983, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2010; NAIA World Series: 1966, 1970; NAIA Regionals: 1965, 1967, 1969 Men’s Basketball NCAA Regionals: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2003, 2004; NAIA: 1966, 1968, 1969 Women’s Basketball NCAA National Champions: 1987 NCAA Elite 8: 1988; NCAA Regionals: 1986, 1989, 2003, 2006, 2007 Football NCAA Runner-up: 1997; NCAA Semifinals: 1992; NCAA Regionals: 1993, 1995, 2011 Men’s Golf NCAA 7th place: 1970; NCAA Regionals: 2004, 2005; NCAA Nationals: 2004; NCAA Regionals (Individual): 2006, 2007 Men’s Lacrosse NCAA Regionals: 1977, 1978 Women’s Lacrosse NCAA Regionals: 2009 Men’s Track & Field NCAA National Qualifiers: 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Women’s Track & Field NCAA National Champions: 2011 (5) NCAA National Qualifiers: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Men’s Soccer NCAA Runner-up: 1976; NCAA Semifinals: 1977, 1984; NCAA Regionals: 1972, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1983; NAIA: 1970 Women’s Soccer NCAA Regionals: 2005, 2006 Softball NCAA Regionals: 1995, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Women’s Volleyball NCAA Elite 8: 1984, 1985, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2008; NCAA Regionals: 1983, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011; EAIAW: 1978, 1981 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the department of intercollegiate athletics is to support the mission of the university and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount. The department will provide growth opportunities to achieve in a nationally competitive intercollegiate program that attracts, nurtures and graduates student-athletes who under the guidance of a quality staff, represent the University of New Haven with character and integrity while achieving academic excellence, serving the community and pursuing excellence in their respective sports. DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS PHILOSOPHY Higher education has lasting importance on an individual’s future success. For this reason, the emphasis for the student-athlete experience at the University of New Haven is a comprehensive program of learning and development in a personal setting. As an NCAA Division II program, our approach provides growth opportunities through academic achievement, learning in high-level athletic competition and development of positive societal attitudes in service to community. The balance and integration of these different areas of learning opportunity provide our student-athletes a path to graduation while cultivating a variety of skills and knowledge for life ahead. The University of New Haven seeks to provide the world with leaders who can make a positive difference in a global society. Student- athletes are afforded unique opportunities for leadership because of the visibility provided through athletics competition. UNH’s intercollegiate program provides opportunities for its student-athletes to develop moral virtues, such as courage, self-confidence, and integrity and to learn communication and teamwork skills associated with outstanding leadership. Thus the Department of Athletics helps the University satisfy its primary aspiration, which is to prepare students to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in a global society through experiential, collaborative, and discovery-based learning. The Department of Athletics is committed to delivering intercollegiate athletics programs that are consistent with the University’s mission and generates the trust and support of its various constituencies. The goal of the department is to field sports teams that compete successfully against other NCAA Division II teams while upholding the academic standards of the University of New Haven. The department is also committed to conducting its programs in strict adherence to the policies, rules and regulations set by the University’s administration, Board of Governors, the NCAA and the Northeast-10 Conference. Through its programs, the department gives its student-athletes of different genders, races, religions, national origins and sexual orientation opportunities to participate in intercollegiate competition. The intercollegiate program will function free of discrimination with a University commitment to the adherence to Title IX and the Office of Civil Rights guidelines. A major goal of the Department of Athletics is to help student-athletes realize the full potential of their athletic abilities while also increasing their intellectual capabilities and providing them a meaningful opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree. The department will not compromise its commitment to educate and graduate its student-athletes. Department of Athletics personnel are expected to represent the University in a manner consistent with UNH’s principles and values. All personnel are expected to perform their responsibilities with the highest standards of integrity, ethical behavior and sportsmanship at all times. Coaches and staff are expected to treat student-athletes fairly and with respect and to facilitate leadership that helps them mature physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS HIGHLIGHTS • The UNH women’s volleyball team has reached the NCAA Sweet 16 eighteen times since 1983, and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight 11 times, including an Elite Eight appearance in 2008. • Baseball has consistently been ranked as one of the winningest Division II programs in NCAA history. Baseball Coach Emeritus Frank “Porky” Vieira retired after the 2006 season as Division II’s all-time winningest coach by percentage, and logged 1,127 career victories. The team has appeared in 17 College World Series and made 32 Regional appearances. Baseball has also produced nine major league players, including former Cy Young winner Steve Bedrosian of the Philadelphia Phillies. • Women’s Basketball won the NCAA Division II National Championship in 1987. • The football program has appeared in five NCAA playoffs, earning runner-up status in 1997. That title-game appearance made UNH the only football team in the State of Connecticut to ever compete for a national title and the smallest school (in terms of enrollment) to compete for an NCAA Championship. • Women’s track and field has produced arguably the most successful individual student-athlete in Charger history. Shannon Gagne won five national championships during the 2010-11 academic year and helped bring the program a fourth place finish at the 2011 National Championship meet. • Tailback Roger Graham won the 1993 Harlon Hill Trophy as the top Division II Football Player in the nation.
  • INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD Dec. 7 Elm City Challenge (New Haven, Conn.) 8 Yale Season Opener (New Haven, Conn.) Jan. 12 Lidlifter Invitational (New Haven, Conn.) 18 Albany Great Dane Classic (Albany, N.Y.) 25 BU Terrier Classic (Boston, Mass.) Feb. 1 Giegengack Invitational (New Haven, Conn.) 2 Giegengack Invitational (New Haven, Conn.) 8 BU Valentine Invitational (Boston, Mass.) 9 BU Valentine Invitational (Boston, Mass.) 16 Northeast-10 Championship (Boston, Mass.) 22 New England Championships (Boston, Mass.) 23 New England Championships (Boston, Mass.) March 8 NCAA Div. II Championships (Birmingham, Ala.) 9 NCAA Div. II Championships (Birmingham, Ala.) OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD March 30 UConn Spring Invitational (Storrs, Conn.) April 6 George Davis Invitational (Lowell, Mass.) 20 Larry Ellis Invitational (Princeton, N.J.) 25 Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.) 26 Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.) 27 Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.) 28 Yale Springtime Invitational (New Haven, Conn.) May 3 Northeast-10 Championships (Springfield, Mass.) 4 Northeast-10 Championships (Springfield, Mass.) 9 New England Championships (Easton, Mass.) 10 New England Championships (Easton, Mass.) 11 New England Championships (Easton, Mass.) 23 NCAA Div. II Championships (Pueblo, Colo.) 24 NCAA Div. II Championships (Pueblo, Colo.) 25 NCAA Div. II Championships (Pueblo, Colo.) All dates and events are subject to change Visit NewHavenChargers.com for the most up-to-date schedule
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