Men’s Track & Field Impressive at Wildcat Invitational I

DURHAM, N.H. – Senior Anthony Vorachak (Lebanon, N.H.) won an event and added a pair of second-place finishes to highlight the day as the University of New Hampshire outdoor men's track & field team hosted the Wildcat Invitational I on Saturday, April 9 at the Reggie F. Atkins Track.

The Wildcats were joined at the non-scoring meet by the University of Vermont, the University of Maine, Dartmouth College, Northeastern University and Holy Cross as well as select few members from Colby Sawyer and Gordon College.

Vorachak claimed the long jump with a leap of 6.49m while juniors Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine) and Renrick Pesce (New Hartford, Conn.) tied for second in the event with equal marks of 6.40m. Hoddwells won the triple jump with a leap of 14.02m.

In the high jump, Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) took first place with a leap of 1.98m while Jason Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) finished third with a mark of 1.93m.

Graduate student Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.), the reigning America East Field Performer of the Week, won the hammer throw with a toss of 59.65m. Senior John Randall (Boscawen, N.H.) and sophomore Christopher Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) placed fourth and fifth, respectively, with marks of 53.19m and 52.56m.

In the javelin, senior Michael Simon (Durham, Conn.) finished first with a throw of 61.52m followed by Vorachak in second with a mark of 58.25m.

On the track, junior William Godfrey (Merrimack, N.H.) took the 800m with a time of 1:57.97. Senior Peter Carignan (Nashua, N.H.) and freshman Ethan Dionne (Nashua, N.H.) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, with times of 2:02.07 and 2:02.22.

In the 10,000m, senior Andrew Dionne (Westerly, R.I.) and freshmen John Corona (Middletown, Conn.) and Louis Saviano (Hampstead, N.H.) finished first, second and third, respectively, with times of 32:36.81, 33:49.36 and 34:06.32.

In the 400m hurdles, senior Alexander Macleod (East Longmeadow, Mass.) finished fourth in a time of 56:85.

Freshman Eric Guinto (Derry, N.H,) placed fourth in the 200m with a time of 22.85 and also finished fifth in the 100m in a time of 11.32.

Back in the field, Vorachak, senior John Donaghy (Sutton, N.H.) and freshman Glen Ruggerio finished second, fourth and fifth in the pole vault with cleared heights of 4.40m, 4.25m and 3.80m, respectively.

The Wildcats return to action on Saturday, April 16 when they play host to the Wildcat Invitational II at the Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility.

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