, N.H. – Led by five first place finishes, the University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track and field team delivered a strong showing at the Dartmouth College Invitational as the Wildcats placed second overall in the four way meet on Saturday.
            The Big Green posted the victory with an impressive 278 points and UNH followed with 175. University of Vermont notched 62 points and Middlebury posted 29 to round out the four programs.

            The Wildcats earned five victories. Sophomore Spencer Shaw (Hampton, N.H.) won the long jump (23-2) and classmate Patrick Casey (So. Yarmouth, Mass.) claimed victory in the high jump (6-2). Ben Danton (New Milford, Ct.) posted a win in the 5000m by cruising to the finish line in a time of 15:00.85. Wildcat Chris Morgan placed first overall in the javelin (194-1), while Matthew Russell (Ogdensburg, N.Y.) was victorious in the 3000-meter steeplechase.

            In the sprinting events, freshman William Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) continued his early collegiate success by posting two second place finishes. Brehm raced to a season-best 10.97 in the 100-meters along with a second in the 200-meters (22.06). Junior harrier Jordan Horowitz (Evanston, Ill.) notched a second place in the 1500-meters (4:00.13), while Dave Nayes (Eden Praire, Minn.) rounded out the majority of the distance points with a third in the 800-meters (1:55.13).

            Freshman Cody Blake (Pembroke, N.H.) also enjoyed a fine day on the oval as he produced a second in the 110-Hurldes (15.63) to go along with a third place in the 400-meter hurdles (55.82). Sophomore Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) posted a second in the hammer throw (164-11), while junior Reed Liset (Dover, N.H.) scored second place points in the discus (150-3) and tallied a third place finish in the hammer throw (161-5).
            UNH returns to action on Tuesday (April 24) when they compete at Holy Cross. The meet is set to start at 12 noon.
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