May 15, 2010

MEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD 19TH AFTER DAY TWO AT IC4A CHAMPIONSHIPS

PRINCETON, N.J. - Senior Matt O'Connor (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) and graduate student Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) each submitted top-10 performances as the University of New Hampshire men's outdoor track & field team moved to 19th overall after two days at the 33-squad IC4A Championships at Princeton's Weaver Stadium.

The Wildcats have totaled five points, while Liberty (39), Princeton (27) and Connecticut (25) are currently first, second and third, respectively.

O'Connor placed sixth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of eight minutes, 56.42 seconds.

Kaste finished seventh in the hammer throw with a toss of 58.94 meters. Senior Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.) and junior John Randall (Boscawen, N.H.) placed 12th and 26th, respectively, with marks of 56.83m and 51.66m.

Senior Marc Ouellette (Hopkinton, N.H.) placed 34th in the 1,500m in a time of 4:06.10. Senior Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) was also 34th in the 5,000m in 15:04.97.
 
The 'Cats return to action May 28-29 at the NCAA East Regional at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C.

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