UNH MEN'S TRACK EDGED OUT BY RHODE ISLAND IN FIVE-TEAM MEET

WORCESTER, Mass. - First-place finishes by David Bell (Bronx, N.Y.) in the high jump and Greg Taylor (Allentown, Pa.) in the triple jump led the University of New Hampshire men's track and field team to a second-place finish in a five team meet held at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester on Tuesday.

UNH placed second with a score of 191 points. University of Rhode Island won the meet with a score of 193.5. Holy Cross finished third (142.5), Worcester State fourth (95), and Quinnipiac University fifth (34). Bell won the high jump by clearing 2.03 meters. Taylor recorded a mark of 14.0m in the triple jump for his top spot. On the day the Wildcats notched six first-place finishes. In other field events, Matthew Berry (Atlanta, Ga.) placed first in the pole vault with a height of 4.5m.

Junior William Smith (Hampstead, N.H.) won the 800 meter run posting a time of 1 minute, 57.48 seconds. Sophomore Robert Stiles (Southbury, Conn.) led a Wildcat sweep of the top five spots in the 1500m. He led the pack with a time of 4:01.27. Tim Perry (Bethel, Conn.) finished second (4:01.86), Brian Hinchee (Manchester, N.H.) third (4:02.34), Rodolfo Crispin (Clifton, N.J.) fourth (4:05.02) and Andrew Van Hoogenstyne (Scarborough, Mass.) rounded out top five finishers (4:06.25).

UNH continued its dominance in the distance events by having the top four finishers in the 5000m. Junior Nick Piatti (Hampton, N.H.) won the event with a time of 15 minutes, 33.89 seconds. Matthew Donahue (East Greenwich, R.I.) placed second (15:36.73), Nick Gosling (Meredith, N.H.) third (15:48.31), and Andrew Lawson (Holland Patent, N.Y.) fourth (15:55.67)

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.

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