May 5, 2012

Men's Track & Field Fourth after Day One of AE Championships

ORONO, Maine – Junior Chris Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) picked up a second-place finish in the hammer throw to lead the University of New Hampshire men's track and field team to a fourth-place finish after day one of the America East Outdoor Championships Saturday at the University of Maine.

The Wildcats finished day one with 36.50 points to place ahead of Boston University (33.50), Vermont (22), UMBC (16.50) and Stony Brook (9), but behind Binghamton (66), Albany (45) and Maine (43.50).

Junior Christopher Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) was runner-up in the hammer throw with an IC4A-qualifying toss of 183-04. Sophomore George Jumpp (Manchester, N.H.) finished fourth and also qualified for IC4As at 174-03, while junior Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) took eighth with a throw of 162-06.

Sophomore Jessie Swink (Groton, Conn.) took third in the javelin with a toss of 180-09, while senior Sean Mitchell (Milford, Mass.) finished seventh with a throw of 161-07.

In the high jump, juniors Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) and Jason Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) finished third and fifth, respectively, with cleared heights of 6-05.00 and 6-03.50.

Freshman John Prizzi (Wycoff, N.J.) claimed fifth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, finishing in an IC4A-qualifying time of 9:10.68.

Freshman D'mahl McFadden (Penacook, N.H.) finished first in the 110-meter hurdle preliminaries, topping the field in an IC4A-qualifying time of 14.70. Fellow freshman Daniel Johnson (Lancaster, N.H.) qualified for the finals as he finished eighth in a time of 15.75. McFadden also finished seventh in the 400-meter hurdle preliminaries with a time of 55.32.

Sophomore Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) placed sixth in the 800 meter preliminaries with a time of 1:51.84.

Senior Tyler Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) finished eighth in the preliminaries of the 1,500 meters, qualifying for Sunday's final in a time of 3:56.52, while junior Cory Sinotte (Hooksett, N.H.) finished eighth in the 10,000 meters in a time of 31:28.74.

The Wildcats return to action Sunday, May 6 for the second and final day of the America East Championships at Maine.

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