– Seniors Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.) and Travis Parker (Fairfax, Va.) and junior Matthew O’Connor (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) each won an event to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team to Friday night’s second-place finish at the University of Rhode Island Mega Meet at Mackal Field House.
The Wildcats’ 144.50 points were not enough to top URI (271.50), but were more than enough to get by the University of Massachusetts (117), Bryant University (30), Quinnipiac University (30), Rhode Island College (23) and American International College (10).

Edgerton grabbed first in the 1,000 meters, finishing in two minutes, 25.97 seconds. Junior Benjamin Jenkins (Francestown, N.H.) finished third in a time of 2:29.49.
Parker was first in the 500 meters with a time of 1:06.77, while O’Connor ran to a first-place finish in the 3,000 meters in a time of 8:31.84.
The Wildcats competed well in team events, winning the distance medley in a time of 10:29.72, and finishing second in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:25.75.
Junior Patrick Casey (South Yarmouth, Mass.) placed third in the high jump with a distance of 1.94 meters. In the pole vault, leaps of 4.27 meters were enough for fourth-place finishes for junior David Dreyer (LeRoy, N.Y.) and senior Matthew Begley (Brookeville, Md.).
Junior Spencer Shaw (Hampton, N.H.) and freshman Benjamin Casey (Merrimack, N.H.) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the long jump. Spencer recorded a jump of 6.34 meters, while Casey submitted a jump of 6.31 meters.
Freshman Brice Paey (Milton, Mass.) placed third in the shot put with a throw of 14.86 meters.
Back on the track, freshman Gabe Dano (Merrimack, N.H.) posted a second-place finish in the 200 meters. Dano completed the event in a time of 22.61 seconds, just two one-hundredths of a second behind the first place finisher.
In the one mile run, sophomore Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska), junior Brent Powers (Remsden, N.Y.) and senior Jordan Horwitz (Evanston, Ill.) finished second, third and fifth, respectively. Dinnan ran the mile in 4:19.58, while Powers finished in 4:19.84 and Horwitz finished in a time of 4:20.45.
The Wildcats return to action Friday, Feb. 8 when they take part in the Valentine Invitational at the Track and Tennis Center in Boston.
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