Men’s Track Finishes in Fourth Place at America East Championships
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The University of New Hampshire men's track and field team scored 64 points on Monday on its way to 73 total points and a fourth place finish in the America East Indoor Track and Field Championships on Monday at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory in New York, N.Y.
Junior Isaiah Penn (Boston, Mass.) and sophomore Seth Sheridan (Ashburnham, Mass.) opened the meet with top-eight finishes in the 400-meter dash. Penn claimed second place in 48.67 seconds and Sheridan took eighth in 50.64 seconds.
Fellow junior Steve Souza (Fall River, Mass.) followed with a sixth-place finish in the 500-meter race for the Wildcats. Souza posted a time of 1:05.83 to take sixth and three team points for UNH.
A pair of Wildcats also placed in the 800-meter race. Freshman Drew Piazza (Danvers, Mass.) posted a second-place finish (1:52.72) and senior Eric Stys (Stittville, N.Y.) claimed seventh (1:53.97) for UNH.
Three Wildcats followed by placing in the top-eight in the 3,000-meter race. Juniors John Prizzi (Wyckoff, N.J.), Jeffrey Moretti (Guilford, Conn.), and Jeremy Wildgoose (Woodstock, Conn.) earned first, seventh, and eighth respectively in the event. Prizzi timed in at 8:20.43, Moretti logged a time of 8:29.17, and Wildgoose finished in 8:29.31.
Junior D'mahl McFadden (Penacook, N.H.) grabbed six points with a third-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles for the Wildcats. The junior sprinter clocked in at 8.27 seconds to take third.
UNH also got points in the 4x400 and 4x800 relay events. The 4x800 squad of Piazza, Stys, Souza, and Tanner Kent (Amherst, N.H.) recorded a time of 7:39.66 to claim second place. The 4x400 team of John Cox (Rome, Ga.), McFadden, Sheridan, and Penn took fifth place with a mark of 3:21.80.
Daniel Johnson (Lancaster, N.H.) recorded the final points for UNH in the event when he took seventh in the heptathlon. Johnson finished with 4495 total points over the seven events to capture two points for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats return to action on Friday, Feb. 28th when they travel to Boston University for the New England Regional Championships. For the latest news and information on the men's track and field team, tune in to www.unhwildcats.com