DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team captured second place at the America East Championships with 128.50 points as the Wildcats posted three individual winners on Saturday.
The University at Albany won the meet with 203.50 points to successfully defend their conference crown, while Boston University received third place with 114 points.
UNH senior thrower Josh Edwards (Pelham, N.H) and sophomore Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) won the weight throw and shot put respectively, while junior Jordan Horowitz (Evanston, Ill.) notched a first place in the 5000 meter run (14:24.14). Edwards won the shot put (50-8) and Kaste captured the weight throw (58-1). Horowitz also registered a second place effort in the 3000 meter run (8:25.68) to lead the Wildcats.
Junior Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.) also rose to the occasion for UNH as the harrier record two second place finishes by competing in the mile run (4:07.61) and the 1000 meters (2:27.20). Wildcat junior David Nayes (Eden Prairie, Minn.) posted a third place effort in the 800 meter run (1:52.74) as the distance events compiled most of the points throughout the weekend.
Senior Travis Parker (Fairfax, Va.) tallied a third place finish in the 400 meters (48.49) and contributed to a second place finish in the men’s 4x400 relay (3:17.81), while sophomore Doug Mercer (Laconia, N.H.) delivered a second place in the 500 meters (1:04.16) and helped the second place 4x400 relay team as well.
Men - Final Team Rankings
1) University at Albany 203.50 2) New Hampshire 128.50
3) Boston University 114 4) Binghamton University 92
5) University of Maine 79 6) University of Maryland, B 74
7) Stony Brook University 64 8) University of Vermont 23
9) University of Hartford 1