Durham, N.H.--- In a final home meet of the season the men's track and field team at the University of New Hampshire placed second with 123 points beating out the University of Vermont's 134 points but falling short of Boston College's winning score of 143 points.
Once again the Wildcats had a solid showing in the field events being led by Jamison Whiting (Salem, N.H.) and Jared Burke's (Salem, N.H.) one-two finish in the pole vault. Jamison won the event vaulting 16 feet five inches, followed by Burke's 15'00.00". Kamau Peterson (Windsor Ont., Canada) took home two titles, winning the long jump (21'03.75") and the triple jump (44'04.25"). The Wildcats showed some dominance in the weight throw, sweeping the top four spots. Timothy Lyons (Wakefield, Mass.) won the event with a throw of 61'04.50" he was followed by Andrew Thompson (Freedom, N.H.) at 55'07.50", Chad Weathers (Conway, N.H.) (51'10.00") and Mike Puzzo (East Hampton, Conn.) (47'09.50") finished third and fourth respectively.
In other events, Jason Marshall (Piscataway, N.J.) won the 55 meter hurdles in 7.72 and Matt Barnard (Hebron, N.H.) took home first place in the 3,000 meters (8.52.17). In the 1,500 meters the Wildcats finished two-three with Dan Hocking (Merrimack, N.H.) finishing second (4:01.45) and Ryan Raymond (Loudon, N.H.) finishing just behind Hocking in 4:02.86. Other solid efforts were turned in by Keith Chisholm (Hudson, N.H.), who finished second in the 55 meters (6.59) and Ben Tobin (West Hartford, Conn.), who finished second in the 1,000 meters (2:35.72).
The Wildcats are now primed for post-season competition, and that road begins Feb. 19 at Boston University for the America East Championships.