ORONO, Maine – Ronald Harvey won two sprint events, but the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team was defeated by the University of Maine, 100-80, last weekend in the Wildcats’ season opener.
Harvey opened with a victory in the 60-yard dash (6.55 seconds) and also beat the 200-meter field with a time of 23.13 seconds. UNH won three other individual events, including David Ball (Orange, Vt.) in the high jump with a height of 6-feet, seven inches and William Field (Rochester, N.H.) in the triple jump with a distance of 44-5.
Taylor Scull (Bedford, N.H.) was first to cross the finish line in the 400m (49.97) and also ran the first leg of the winning relay team in the 4x400. Jon Vandale (Shelburne Falls, Mass.), Andrew Bessolo and Craig Lange (Manchester, N.H.) completed the quartet. Vandale and Bessolo finished second and third, respectively, in the 400m dash.
John Landerbe (South Hampton, Mass.) had a solid weekend with a second-place finish in the 200m and third place in the 60-yard dash. Three other Wildcats earned runner-up honors on the track, as Tim Perry (Bethel, Conn.) was second in the mile, Joshua Turner (Rochester, N.H.) did the same in the 500m and Brandon Williams (Hooksett, N.H.) competed in the 1000m.
Matthew Barry (Atlanta, Ga.) had UNH’s other second-place finish with his effort in the pole vault.
UNH returns to action Jan. 9 (1 p.m.) at the University of Rhode Island. The home opener is Jan. 24 (12 p.m.) against Holy Cross and Quinnipiac.