HANOVER, N.H. – Six different athletes, as well as the 4x400 meter relay team, submitted first-place finishes to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team to a second-place finish at a Dartmouth College quad meet Saturday afternoon at the Leverone Field House.
With 67 points, the Wildcats finished ahead of the University of Vermont (25) and Quinnipiac University (12), but behind Dartmouth (81).
Sophomore Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) was victorious in the shot put with a throw of 53 feet, 0.25 inches. Seniors Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) and Reed Liset (Dover, N.H.) placed second and third, respectively, with tosses of 50-6.25 and 48-0.75. Kaste also finished first in the weight throw with a mark of 57-11, while Liset was third at 53-11.25.
Senior Pat Casey (South Yarmouth, Mass.) won the high jump with a leap of 6-7.
On the track, sophomore Gabe Dano (Merrimack, N.H.) finished first in the 200 meters in 22.07 seconds. Junior Will Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) was right behind in second at 22.51 seconds. Dano was also fourth in the 60 meters in 7.09 seconds.
Seniors Nick Decrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) and Marc Ouellette (Hopkinton, N.H.) finished 1-2 in the 3,000 meters. Decrescenzo was the winner in a time of eight minutes, 34.10 seconds, while Ouellette was the runner-up at 8:35.97.
Freshmen William Godfrey and Sean Mitchell also went 1-2 in the 500 meters, with Godfrey finishing first in 1:04.96 and Mitchell second at 1:06.79.
The 4x400 meter relay team recorded the win in a time of 3:20.26.
In the 1,000 meters senior Ben Jenkins (Francestown, N.H.) and junior Josh Kearns (Ridgefield, Conn.) placed second and third, respectively, in times of 2:28.30 and 2:28.80.
Senior Cale Dubay (Caribou, Maine) was third in the 800 at 1:57.82.
In the long jump, junior Cory Varrell and senior Spencer Shaw (Hampton, N.H.) finished third and fourth, respectively, with marks of 22-2.5 and 21-10.
In the triple jump, Varrell and fellow juniors Brett Clark (Merrimack, N.H.) and Tyrone Stewart (Exeter, N.H.) placed third, fourth and fifth, respectively, with leaps of 41-9.25, 41-7.25 and 41-3.75.
The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Valentine Invitational at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center.