UNH track shines at ECAC Championship

BOSTON - The University of New Hampshire men's and women's indoor track teams sent its best athletes to the ECAC Indoor Track Championships this past weekend (March 4-5) at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.

The men's 4x800 meter relay team ran a time of 7 minutes, 39.81 seconds to break the UNH 1998 indoor track record of 7:41.49. The record-breaking team included Brandon Willams (Hooksett, N.H.), Benjamin Jenkins (Francetown, N.H.), Erik Travis (Durham, N.H.), and Robert Stiles (Southbury, Conn.).

Emily Mareb (Great Barrington, Mass.) finished ninth overall in a field of 26 competitors in the 5000 meter run. She finished the race in 17:12.17 seconds. Catherine Parker (Westfield, Mass.), Rebecca Haley (Dover, N.H.), Chelsea Corr (East Greenbush, N.Y.), and Amanda Schweizer (Merrimack, Mass.) competed together as the 4x800m relay team and ran a time of 9:12.82 to earn seventh place. In the women's weight throw competition, senior Erin Moore (Nashua, N.H.) threw a mark of 51 feet, 1.75 inches to finish 15th overall.

On the men's team, senior Brandon Williams (Hooksett, N.H.) finished seventh in the finals of the 1000m run with a time of 2:27.31. Finishing 12th in the distance medley preliminaries was Brian Hinchee (Ossipee,N.H.), David Benedetto (Alton, N.H.), Benjamin Danton (New Milford, Conn.) and Matthew Russell running a team time of 10:09.43. Competing in the shot put was junior Joshua Edwards (Pelham, N.H.), who threw a mark of 50-4.5 to finish 20th overall.

The Wildcats have now wrapped up their indoor season and preparing for the start of outdoor competition in April.

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