BOSTON – Senior Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.) and junior Dan Decrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) each won individual events to lead the University of New Hampshire men's indoor track & field team to a sixth-place finish at the 17-team Reebok Boston Indoor Games on Friday evening at the Reggie Lewis Center.
With 47.50 points, the Wildcats trailed only host Northeastern (118.50), Brown (70), UMass Amherst (69) Central Connecticut State (69) and Stonehill (63.50).
DeTurk won the weight throw with a New England Championship-qualifying toss of 56 feet, 6.75 inches, edging out the next closest finisher by more than two feet. Senior John Randall (Boscawen, N.H.) placed seventh with a throw of 52-10 that was also a New England qualifier.
Decrescenzo, meanwhile, was victorious in the 5000 meters, crossing the finish line in a New England-qualifying time of 14 minutes, 47.09 seconds – more than 14 seconds ahead of the runner-up.
Junior Bill Godfrey (Merrimack, N.H.) ran to a third-place finish in the 800 meters in a time of 1:54.16, which was a New England qualifier.
Senior Anthony Vorachak (Lebanon, N.H.) finished fourth in the pole vault as he cleared a height of 13-11.75.
Sophomore Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) placed sixth in the shot put with a New England-qualifying throw of 48-10.25. Randall was 10th with a mark of 45-9.75.
Freshman Steven Souza (Fall River, Mass.) finished 11th in the 500 meters in a New England-qualifying time of 1:06.62.
Senior Josh Kearns (Ridgefield, Conn.) placed 12th in the mile run, completing the race in a time of 4:18.05.
Senior Gabe Dano (Merrimack, N.H.) finished 14th in the 400 meters in a time of 51.94.
The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Dartmouth Indoor Classic at the Leverone Field House.