February 3, 2013

Men's Track & Field Finishes Second at URI Invitational

KINGSTON, R.I. – Senior Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) earned his fourth straight individual victory to lead the University of New Hampshire men's indoor track & field team  to a runner-up finish at the URI Coaches Tribute Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

The Wildcats totaled 83.5 points, while host Rhode Island won the meet with 193 points.

Greene captured his fourth individual victory in as many races as he won the 800 meters in an IC4A-qualifying time of 1:54.71. Sophomore James Anderson (Melrose, Mass.) placed third in the event and also qualified for IC4As in a time of 1:55.90.

Senior Victor Adejuyigbe (Penacook, N.H.) took second in the 60-meter dash, crossing the finish line in a New England-qualifying time of 7.08.

Sophomore Nicholas Sullivan (Newport, N.H.) finished fifth overall in the 200 meters in a time of 23.05 to qualify for the New England Championships. He also qualified for New Englands in the 400 meters as he finished fifth in a time of 51.01.

Senior Cory Sinotte (Monchester, N.H.) finished fifth in the 1,000 meters as he crossed the finish line in a time of 2:33.80, while junior Eric Stys (Stittville, N.Y.) placed sixth in the 500 meters in a time of 1:08.38.

Sophomore John Prizzi (Wycoff, N.J.) added a seventh-place finish in the mile with a time of 4:20.65.

The Wildcats' distance medley relay team of Sinotte, Prizzi, Anderson and Nathaniel Hathaway (Scarborough, Maine) finished runner-up in an IC4A-qualifying time of 10:22.69.

Senior Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) placed fifth overall in the high jump with a cleared height of 6-6.25 to qualify for New Englands in the event.

In the shot put, seniors Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) and Chris Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) placed fourth and fifth, respectively, with tosses of 47-6.5 and 46-7.25. Lyle also took fifth in the weight throw with a New England-qualifying toss of 5-4.25, while senior George Jumpp (Manchester, N.H.) took sixth and qualified for New Englands at 52-8.

The Wildcats next compete at the America East Championships on Feb. 11-12 at the Reggie Lewis Center.

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