BOSTON – The University of New Hampshire men's indoor track & field team sent a trio of runners to Saturday's finals in a pair of events to headline the opening day of action at the New England Championships Friday at Boston University's Track & Tennis Center.
Junior Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) placed third in the preliminaries of the 1,000 meters to qualify for Saturday's final with a time of 2:27.25. Greene placed third overall in the event and won the mile at the America East Championships. Senior David Gervais (Nashua, N.H.) also qualified for the finals of the 1,000 meters after placing seventh in the preliminaries at 2:28.74.
Sophomore Isaiah Penn (Boston, Mass.) took 10th in the preliminaries of the 400 meters to move on to Saturday's finals with a time of 49.41.
In the field, senior Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.), coming off his second straight runner-up conference finish in the weight throw, placed 11 overall in the event with a toss of 56-01.25. Fellow seniors George Jumpp (Manchester, N.H.) and Chris Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) placed 20th and 21st, respectively, with tosses of 52-06.75 and 52-01.00.
Back on the track, sophomore Sam Gagnon (Hooksett, N.H.) finished 17th in the 5,000 meters as he crossed the finish line in a time of 15:05.14.
Sophomore James Anderson (Melrose, Mass.) claimed a 10th-place finish in the 800 meters in a time of 1:53.23.
The Wildcats return to action Saturday for the final day of the New England Championships at the BU Track & Tennis Center.