DURHAM, N.H. – When Ed McCabe threw the shot put 56 feet, 10 inches in the spring of 1987 to set the University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track and field team’s school record, current freshman Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) was not even alive yet. And he would not be for nearly three more years. That did not stop him breaking the record, however.
Paey shattered the 21-year-old record April 22 at Holy Cross with a throw of 57-7.50. Paey is having an outstanding freshman campaign, having already qualified for Junior Nationals, the NCAA East Regional and the ECAC championships. Paey currently ranks ninth in the East region and is the top freshman in the region. During the indoor season, Paey was runner-up in the shot put with a throw of 15.46 meters at the America East championships and was fourth at the New England championships with a toss of 15.94 meters.
Paey and the Wildcats will return to action at the America East championships May 3-4 at the Beckett Track and Field Complex in Orono, Maine.