December 5, 2009

KASTE AND GODFREY WIN EVENTS AT CARISELLA TRACK & FIELD INVITE

BOSTON - Graduate student Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) and sophomore Bill Godfrey (Merrimack, N.H.) each won an event to lead the University of New Hampshire men's indoor track and field team at the Jay Carisella Invitational on Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center. The meet was an open and non-scoring meet.

Kaste continued his solid throwing career, winning the weight throw with a toss of 60 feet, 0.50 inches. Junior John Randall (Boscawen, N.H.) and freshman Cameron Lyle placed ninth and 10th, respectively, with marks of 48-5.50 and 47-2.25. Kaste also finished fifth in the shot put with a throw of 49-8.25. Junior Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) was third at 55-3.

Godfrey, meanwhile, was victorious in the 1,000 meters as he crossed the finish line in two minutes, 32.76 seconds, nearly a minute and a half ahead of the runner up.

Senior Anthony Vorachak performed well in both the triple and long jump as he placed second and fifth, respectively. Vorachak recorded a leap of 44-8.25 in the triple jump and produced a mark of 22-3.75 in the long jump. Seniors Frank Radlof (Milford, N.H.) and Cory Varrell (Portsmouth, N.H.) placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in the long jump at 21-11.75 and 21-9.

In the high jump, freshman Matthew Guarente placed fifth as he cleared a height of 6-4.

Back on the track, grad student Matt O'Connor (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) finished third in the 5,000-meter run in a time of 14:20.79.

In the mile, senior Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) and freshman Patrick Taft (Hanson, Mass.) teamed up for respective third- and fourth-place finishes. Dinnan completed the run in 4:23.67, while Taft crossed the finish line just over a second later at 4:24.97.

Sophomore Sean Mitchell (Concord, Calif.) placed third in the 500 meters in 1:05.30. Mitchell was also ninth in the 200 in 22.93.

Senior Will Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) sprinted to a fifth-place finish in the 400 meters in 49.53.

Freshman Victor Adejuyigbe finished fifth in the 55 meters in 6.65 seconds, just 18-hundredths of a second behind the winner.

Classmate Corey Duchemin (Manchester, N.H.) placed eighth in the 800 meters in a time of 2:01.63.

The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Dec. 12 at noon when they travel north for a dual-meet battle with the University of Maine.

 

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