ALLSTON, Mass. – Seniors Spencer Shaw (Hampton, N.H.) and Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) turned in first-place finishes to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team to a third-place showing at the Harvard Select Meet at the Gordon Track and Tennis Center.

The Wildcats’ 85 points were more than Brown (40), but less than Connecticut (175) and Cornell (130).

Shaw was victorious in the long jump with an IC4A Championship-qualifying mark of 7.02 meters. Juniors Frank Radlof and Cory Varrell were third and fourth, respectively, with leaps of 6.78 and 6.63 meters. Varrell was also sixth in the triple jump at 13.20 meters.

Kaste won the weight throw with an IC4A Championship-qualifying toss of 19.41 meters. Fellow senior Reed Liset (Dover, N.H.) placed third with an IC4A Championship-qualifying mark of 16.92 meters.

In the shot put, sophomore Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) placed second with an IC4A Championship-qualifying throw of 17.13 meters. Kaste and Liset were fifth and seventh, respectively. Kaste recorded an IC4A Championship-qualifying toss of 15.67 meters, while Liset submitted a mark of 14.70 meters.

Senior Pat Casey (South Yarmouth, Mass.) was third in the high jump with a leap of 2.00 meters.

In the relays, the Wildcats placed second in the 4x400 with a time of three minutes, 21.60 seconds. The ‘Cats were also fourth in the distance medley at 10:17.47.

On the track, senior Matt O’Connor (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) placed second in the 3,000 meters with an IC4A Championship-qualifying time of 8:16.48.

Junior Will Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) finished third in the 400 meters in 49.23 seconds. Freshman Sean Mitchell and sophomore Alex Macleod (East Longmeadow, Mass.) were sixth and seventh, respectively, in times of 50.04 and 50.75 seconds.

Sophomore Gabe Dano (Merrimack, N.H.) placed fourth in the 200 meters in 22.62 seconds.

Senior Ben Jenkins (Francestown, N.H.) finished sixth in the mile with a 4:19.68 showing.

The Wildcats return to action Saturday Feb. 7 at noon in a tri-meet with Dartmouth and Vermont at the Leverone Field House in Hanover, N.H.

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