Men's Track & Field Takes 11th at New England Championships
BOSTON – Junior Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) registered a second-place finish to help lead the University of New Hampshire men's indoor track & field team to an 11th-place finish at the New England Championships over the weekend at Boston University's Track and Tennis Center.
The Wildcats racked up 18 points, while Connecticut captured the meet with 164.5 points.
Greene turned in a runner-up performance in the finals of the 1,000 meters as he crossed the finish line in an IC4A-qualifying time of 2:24.43. Greene placed third overall in the event and won the mile two weeks ago at the America East Championships.
Senior David Gervais (Nashua, N.H.) also added a top finish in the 1,000 meters as he placed fifth overall in a time of 2:27.86 to qualify for the IC4A Championships.
The Wildcats' 4x800 meter relay team of sophomores James Anderson (Melrose, Mass.), Timothy Brown (Southington, Conn.) and Dean Bhatt (Woodbridge, Conn.) and Greene finished third overall in an IC4A-qualifying time of 7:38.29.
In the field, senior Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) tied for 10th in the high jump with a cleared height of 6-04.25.
On the first day, senior Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.), coming off his second straight runner-up conference finish in the weight throw, placed 11th 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.
Lyle also added a 13th-place finish in the shot put with a toss of 47-09.00, while Dupuis was 20th in the event at 47-02.50.
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.
The Wildcats return to action March 2-3 for the IC4A Championships at the BU Track & Tennis Center.