HANOVER, N.H. - Junior Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) finished first in the shot put as he set a new school record and provisionally qualified for NCAAs while the University of New Hampshire men's indoor track and field team competed at the open and non-scoring Dartmouth Indoor Classic at Leverone Field House.
Paey threw 59 feet, 3.50 inches - nearly four feet further than the runner-up - as he broke his own school record and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships. Graduate student Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) placed third with a toss of 50-1.25. Kaste also won the weight throw with a mark of 61-11.50.
In the high jump, freshmen Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) and Jason Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) placed first and third with leaps of 6-6.00 and 6-4.00, respectively.
Senior Frank Radlof (Milford, N.H.) was second in the long jump with a mark of 22-4.50, just half an inch behind the winner.
Freshman Garrett Finn (Lebanon, N.H.) finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 45-4.25.
On the track, the Wildcats' 4x800-meter relay team ran to a second-place finish in a time of eight minutes, 1.08 seconds, just 2.41 seconds behind the University of Vermont.
In the mile run, seniors Marc Ouellette (Hopkinton, N.H.) and Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) placed second and fourth, respectively, in times of 4:14.55 and 4:19.03. Ouellette finished five-hundredths of a second off the winning pace.
Sophomore Sean Mitchell (Shrewsbury, Mass.) was second in the 400 meters in 50.44 seconds.
Freshman Corey Duchemin (Manchester, N.H.) finished fourth in the 800 meters in 2:01.10.
In the 60-meter hurdles, freshman Mike Marshall (Salem, N.H.) placed sixth in the finals in 9.12 seconds.
The Wildcats return to action Friday, Feb. 12 at the two-day BU Valentine Classic.