DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire men's track and field team captured first place in seven of the 20 scored earning them a second-place finish on Saturday at the UNH Wildcat Invitational II, which was held at the Reggie F. Atkins Track and Field Facility.
Dartmouth College won the three-team meet scoring 158 points, UNH scored 141, and Quinnipiac University finished with 27 points.
Freshman sprinter Travis Parker (Fairfax, Va.) placed first in the 400-meter dash by posting a time of 49.59 seconds. Freshman Erik Travis (Durham, N.H.) won the 800m with a time of 1 minute 56.51 seconds, William Smith (Hampstead, N.H.) placed second (1:56.65). Freshman Brandon Williams (Hooksett, N.H.) won the 1500m with a time of 3:53.83. David Benedetto (Alton, N.H.) finished second in the 400m hurdles (58.09) and finished third in the 110m relay (16.04).
In field events, freshman David Ball (Orange, Vt.) won the high jump by registering a mark of 6-feet 7 inches. Sophomore Matthew Barry (Atlanta, Ga.) and freshman Van Truong (Shrewsbury, Mass.) placed first and second respectively in the pole vault event. Barry’s throw was 14-03.25 while Troung’s 13-03.50. Greg Taylor (Allentown, Pa.) placed first in the triple jump 14.45m.
UNH relay team captured first place in the 4x100m relay (43.40), second in the 4x400m (3:27.23) and second in the 4x800m (8:35.08).
UNH returns to action April 22-24 as they compete at the Drake Relays on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. UNH will also be hosting a meet against the University of Massachusetts and Harvard University on April 24 at the Reggie F. Atkins Facility meet time is 12 p.m.