January 22, 2011

Men’s Track & Field Captures Quad-Meet Victory

DURHAM, N.H. – Freshman Eric Guinto (Derry, N.H.) won a pair of events to lead the University of New Hampshire men's indoor track & field team to a quad-meet win on Saturday afternoon at the Paul Sweet Oval.

The Wildcats finished with 212.50 points, while Stonehill College (145), the College of the Holy Cross (119), and Worcester State College (101.50) rounded out the rest of the field.

Guinto ran to a first-place finish in the 200 meters in a time of 23.88 seconds. He was also first in the 55 meters in a time of 6.63.

In the weight throw, seniors Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.) and John Randall (Boscawen, N.H.) placed first and second, respectively, with tosses of 17.39 meters and 15.74m.

In the shot put, sophomore Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) and Randall were first and second, respectively, with throws of 15.15m and 14.69m.

Senior Anthony Vorachak (Lebanon, N.H.) won the long jump with a mark of 6.46m, while junior Renrick Pesce (New Hartford, Conn.) was third at 6.19m. Vorachak was also second in the triple jump with a leap of 12.84m and third in the pole vault with a mark of 3.87m. Senior John Donaghy (Sutton, N.H.) was second in the pole vault at 4.17m.

Sophomore Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) finished first in the high jump with a leap of 1.99m, while classmate Jason Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) was third at 1.84m.

Senior Alex Macleod (East Longmeadow, Mass.) won the 400 meters in a time of 51.52.

Junior Sean Mitchell (Milford, Mass.) finished first in the 500 meters in 1:07.59.

Senior Josh Kearns (Ridgefield, Conn.) and junior Bill Godfrey (Merrimack, N.H.) placed first and second, respectively, in the 800 meters in times of 1:57.55 and 1:58.02. Kearns was also third in the 3000 meters in a time of 8:57.88, while junior Dan Decrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) was first at 8:34.20.

The Wildcats' 4x400-meter relay team of Godfrey, Mitchell, junior Jake McDougle (Walpole, N.H.) and Macleod placed first in a time of 3:30.02. The 4x800 squad of freshmen Jake Critelli (Southbury, Conn.) and Kevin Greene, sophomore Corey Duchemin (Manchester, N.H.) and Godfrey was second at 8:07.66.

Senior Alex Beaulieu (Merrimack, N.H.) placed second in the mile run in a time of 4:20.46.

Sophomore Pat Taft (Hanson, Mass.) was second in the 1000 meters in 2:33.37.

The Wildcats return to action Friday, Jan. 28 at the Reebok Indoor Games at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Mass.

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