Dedham, Mass.-- Through heavy rains and less than favorable weather conditions the University of New Hampshire men's track and field team participated in the Husky Invitational on Saturday, hosted by Northeastern University. Among the competition were schools from all over New England and some of the best track clubs the northeast has to offer.
The Wildcats were led by Tim Lyons (Wakefield, Mass.) whose throw of 54.24 meters in the javelin placed him second, and his 52.20m effort in the hammer throw placed him third, an event in which UNH athletes took three of the top six places. Andrew Thompson (Freedom, N.H.) finished fifth with a throw of 49.48m and Chad Weathers (Conway, N.H.) 47.72m toss placed him sixth.
Other solid efforts for the Wildcats were turned in by Ryan Raymond (Loudon, N.H.) and Matt Barnard (Hebron, N.H.) whose respective times of 4:05.37 and 4:06.31 earned them both top ten finishes, ninth and 10th respectively. In the long jump John Teator (Cheshire, Conn.) took home seventh place with a leap of 5.30m.
The Wildcats return to action on Tuesday April 25 as they travel to Worcester, Mass. to take part in a meet hosted by the College of the Holy Cross, time of the meet is 3pm.