DURHAM, NH -- The University of New Hampshire men's track and field team finished second in a home meet on Saturday with 75 points. The meet was also attended by the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, who took home top honors with 86 points and Holy Cross, who finished third with 18 points.
The Wildcats had a balanced showing both on the track and in the field. In the 200-meter finals UNH's Keith Chisholm, finished first with a time of 23.11 seconds. Chisholm also finished second in the 55-meters. Also taking home top honors for the Wildcats were John Barry in the 55-meter high hurdles (7.81), Kevin Horgan in the 3000-meters (8:25.95) and Kyle Schneck who won two events, the 1500 meters (3:57:37) and the 500 meters (1:56:39). Others with strong showings on the track were Nick Connolly and Ken Stokes who finished fourth and fifth respectively in the 400-meter final, Jason Marshall who finished second in the 55-meter high hurdles, Timothy Wright, second in the 3000 meters, Ryan Raymond, third in the 1500 meters and Steve Weicksel, third in the 500 meters.
In the field events UNH took home three events. Kamau Peterson won the triple jump with a mark of 46 feet 1 and 3/4 inches. Tim Lyons was best in the weight throw with a 59'10' mark, and Jamison Whiting took home the pole vault title with a mark of 16'00". In the weight throw, Lyons was followed by Chad Weathers (55'09") and Andrew Thompson (55'07.5"). Jared Burke finished in second place behind Whiting in the pole vault by reaching a height of 15'00". In other events Brian Cook (6'04"), John Barry (6'04"), Matt Gallagher (6'02") and Greg Hillison (6'00") finished second through fifth respectively in the high jump. Tim Lyons finished second in the shot put (47'00") and Daniel Burkhardt (19'10") finished third in the long jump.
The Wildcats get back on the track on Feb. 5th at 3p.m. as they travel to Rhode Island to take on the Rams.