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UNH, Maine Recognized in Week #6 Honors

Release: 10/15/2013
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Several America East cross country teams raced at the NEICAAA Championships, better known as the New England’s, in Boston this past weekend. This week’s top cross country student-athletes are recognized for their performances in the NEICAAA Championship meet.


Men’s Performer of the Week
Kelton Cullenberg, Sr., Maine
Chesterville, Maine

  • Placed fourth overall in a field of over 275 racers.
  • Recorded his season-best 8k time with a 24:27 mark.
  • Lifted Maine to a sixth-place team finish out of 35 programs.
  • The NEICAAA marks Cullenberg’s third-straight meet in which he tallied the team’s best finish coupled with an individual top-five finish.

Around the League

  • UNH’s Gagnon finished 17th in the NEICAAA Championship with an 8k time of 25:06.
  • Vermont’s Aaron Szotka, UMass Lowell’s Omar Abdi and Hartford’s Andrew Dwyer all participated in the NEICAAA with times under 25:40 to finish 51st, 53rd and 81st, respectively.


Women’s Performer of the Week
Elinor Purrier, Fr., New Hampshire
Montgomery, Vt.

  • Finished third overall in a field of 283 runners.
  • Led the Wildcats and outshined all other America East runners at the competition as she finished the course with a time of 17:33, a pace of 5:39/mile.
  • Purrier helped the Wildcats top 19 other cross country programs enroute to earning the title of New England Champions.

Around the League

  • Vermont’s Yolanda Ngarambe finished in the top-10 for women with a ninth-place 5k mark of 17:42.
  • Hartford’s Megan Barry posted her season-best 5k time of 17:58 for a 14th place finish.
  • UMass Lowell’s Jackie Solimine finished the 5k in 19:00 flat to finish 90th of 283 runners.

2013 America East Men's and Women's Weekly Award Winners
Sept.   24 – Men’s Performer of the Week: Kent Harlow, New Hampshire
                 Women’s Performer of the Week: Chelsey Serrano, New Hampshire
                 Women's Performer of the Week: Brittney Lane, Albany

           17 – Men’s Performer of the Week: Kelton Cullenberg, Maine
                Women's Performer of the Week: Annie Keown, Stony Brook

          10 – Men's Performer of the Week: Eric Schuler, UMBC
                Women's Performer of the Week: Brittney Lane, Albany


Oct.    1 – Men’s Performer of the Week: John Prizzi, New Hampshire     
               Women's Performer of the Week: Annie Keown, Stony Brook

          8 - Men’s Performer of the Week: John Prizzi, New Hampshire
               Women's Performer of the Week: Silvia Del Fava, Albany

          15 - Men’s Performer of the Week: Kelton Cullenberg, Maine
                 Women’s Performer of the Week: Elinor Purrier, New Hampshire

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