Storrs, Conn.-- The University of New Hampshire men's track and field team finished fifth at the New England Championships this weekend. The meet was hosted and won by the University of Connecticut, who mustered 143 points. The Wildcats garnered 46 points.
The Wildcats were led by Jamison Whiting (Salem, N.H.), who was crowned the New England pole vault champion when he vaulted 16 feet eight and three-quarter inches, shattering his own school mark of 16'05.50" that he set just last weekend at the America East Championships. Fellow Wildcat Jared Burke (Salem, N.H.) took home fourth place points with his 15'09.00" effort. In the 1.500 meters Kyle Schneck (Concord, N.H.) set a new school record, and in doing so finished third with his time of 3:47.94. The old school record in the 1,500m was set back in 1989 when it was run in 3:48.33 by All-American Randy Hall. Also earning a third place finish was John Barry (Nashua, N.H.) in the 110m hurdles with his time of 14.92, just four tenths of a second off the winning time. The UNH contingent in the 4x100m relay earned second place points with their 42.30 effort.
Other solid efforts were turned in by Keith Chisholm (Hudson, N.H.) who finished eighth in the 100m running the distance in 11.25, less than four tenths of a second behind the winner, and Joil Bergeron (Keene, N.H.) who finished ninth in the discus with his 141'06.00" throw.
The season continues for UNH as they travel to Princeton University to take part in the ICAAAA meet on May 19-20.