February 4, 2012

Men’s Track & Field Looks Sharp at Dartmouth Classic

HANOVER, N.H. – Senior Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) picked up his fifth-straight victory in the shot put and padded his school record in the process, while three other Wildcats earned first-place finishes as the University of New Hampshire men's track & field team took part in the non-scoring Dartmouth Indoor Classic on Saturday evening at Leverone Field House.

"We were very competitive today and we're performing very well all around the track," said head coach Jim Boulanger. "We're definitely going in the right direction two weeks away from conference championships."

Paey won the shot put for the fifth-straight time this season, as he topped a field of 25 with a personal-best toss of 60-00.25, breaking his own school record in the event. Paey has already qualified for the IC4A Championships this season and has also reached the NCAA provisional mark for the automatic qualification in the event.

Junior Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) was victorious the weight throw with an IC4A-qualifing and personal-best toss of 57-03.00. Junior George Jumpp (Manchester, N.H.) followed in second place with a toss of 52-04.00.

Junior Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine) captured the triple jump with a winning leap of 44-09.00, followed by freshman Alexander Rowe (Waterville, Maine) in second at 42-07.00.

Freshman D'mahl McFadden (Penacook, N.H.) was victorious in the 60-meter hurdles in a personal-best time of 8.35, while senior Renrick Pesce (New Hartford, Conn.) placed third at 8.67.

McFadden and fellow freshman Nicholas Sullivan (Newport, N.H.) placed second and third, respectively, in the 200 meters in times of 22.98 and 23.10.

Sophomore Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) placed second in the mile, crossing the finish line in an IC4A-qualifying and personal-best time of 4:14.31.

Senior Sean Mitchell (Milford, Mass.) posted a second-place finish in the 400 meters, crossing the finish line in a time of 51.10.

Sophomore Steve Souza (Fall River, Mass.) placed second overall in the 500 meters in a time of 1:06.83.

In the 800 meters, sophomore Eric Stys (Stittville, N.Y.) finished third overall in a time of 1:59.10.

Junior Kent Harlow (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) finished third in the 3,000 meters in a time of 8:38.96.

Back in the field, junior Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) finished third in the high jump with a cleared height of 6-04.00.

The Wildcats return to action on Saturday, Feb. 11 when they play host to Vermont at the Paul Sweet Oval at noon.

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