BOSTON - Junior Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) won his second consecutive conference shot put title to lead the University of New Hampshire men's indoor track and field team to a fourth-place finish at the America East Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Track & Tennis Center.
With 89 points, the Wildcats trailed the University at Albany (205), Binghamton University (138) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (97), and led Boston University (88), the University of Maine (84), Stony Brook University (35), the University of Vermont (29) and the University of Hartford (13).
Paey finished first with a throw of 58 feet 0.50 inches, which broke his own America East Championship record and earned him the Most Outstanding Field Peroformer Award. Graduate student Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.), who was second in the weight throw on day one, was again the runner-up with a toss of 52-7.50.
In the high jump, freshman Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) placed third with a leap of 6-4, while classmate Jason Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) was eighth with a mark of 6-2.
Senior Will Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) ran to a third-place finish in the 200 meters, crossing the finish line in 21.87 seconds.
In the 500 meters final, sophomores Sean Mitchell (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and Bill Godfrey (Merrimack, N.H.) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in times of 1:03.97 and 1:03.98.
Senior Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) placed fifth in the 3000 meters as he finished in a time of 8:25.46
The Wildcats' 4x400-meter relay team finished fifth in 3:17.65.
The Wildcats return to action Feb. 26-27 at the New England Championships.