May 7, 2011

Men's Track and Field Third After Day One of America East Championships

BALTIMORE – Senior Mike Simon (Durham, Conn.) captured his fourth-consecutive individual javelin title to lead the University of New Hampshire men's track and field team to a third-place finish after day one of the America East Outdoor Championships Saturday at UMBC Stadium.

The Wildcats finished day one with 42 points to place ahead of Vermont (24), Maine (20), UMBC (15.50), Boston University (13) and Hartford (4) but behind Albany (59.50) and Binghamton (56).  

Simon continued his dominance in the javelin with a winning toss of 63.62m. Senior Matthew Pelchat (Lancaster, N.H.) and freshman Jesse Swink (Groton, Conn.) followed in fourth and eighth, respectively, with throws of 56.09m and 53.60m.

In the hammer throw, graduate student Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.) and senior John Randall (Boscawen, N.H.) placed second and third, respectively, with tosses of 62.10m and 56.85m.

Junior Daniel DeCrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) turned in a third-place finish in the 10,000m in a time of 31:24.03.

Graduate student Tyler Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) placed fifth in the 1500m preliminaries, crossing the finish line at 3:52.36.

Junior Jacob McDougle (Walpole, N.H.) placed sixth in the preliminaries of 800m in a time of 1:54.04.

Back in the field, senior John Donaghy (Sutton, N.H.) placed eighth in the pole vault with a cleared height of 4.35m.

In the long jump, junior Max Hodwells (Wayne, Maine) placed 11th with a leap of 6.41m.

After five events of the decathlon, senior Anthony Vorachak (Lebanon, N.H.) sits in seventh with 3252 points.

The Wildcats return to action Sunday, May 8 for the second and final day of the America East Championships at UMBC.

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