Kingston, R.l. --- The University of New Hampshire men’s track and field team finished third in a five team meet yesterday with 130 points, trailing only the University of Massachusetts’ 161 points and the University of Rhode Island’s winning score of 166 points.
The Wildcats faired very well taking home five events on the afternoon. On the track the ‘Cats were led by Kyle Schneck who won the 3,000 meters in a time of 8 minutes and 35.89 seconds and Jason Marshall who won the 55 meter hurdles in 7.82. In the field the Wildcats really dominated, taking home three of the six events. Jamison Whiting continued his strong season by taking home another pole vault title, this time sharing co-honors with teammate dared Burke, both vaulting 15’06.00". UNH’s Kamau Peterson won the triple jump event by jumping 44’07.25" and Tim Lyons was again strong in the weight throw, with a winning toss of 59’ 05.50". Peterson also finished third in the long jump (20’11.75") and Lyons finished sixth in the shot put (46’00.75") one spot behind teammate Mike Wells’ fifth place finish (46’03.25").
In the events that UNH did not win, they placed very high, as evidenced by the finish in the high jump where Greg Hillson (6’02.00") finished third, John Barry, Matt Gallagher and Brian Cook all finished right behind Hillson with a height of 6’OO.OO". Barry also went on to finish second in the 55 meters (7.84). In the mile run Kevin Horgan finished second with a time of 4:17.2 and in the 55 meter dash Keith Chishoim finished in 6.67 seconds, placing him third.
The men next take the track Feb.12 for a home meet against Boston College and Vermont at 12pm.