March 18, 2011

Men's Track & Field Picked Fourth in Preseason Poll

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire men's track and field team was selected to finished fourth at the 2011 America East Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship according to a vote by the conference's head coaches.

New Hampshire grabbed 41 votes to earn fourth place in the poll, while the University at Albany was selected as the preseason favorite to win the event, receiving all eight first-place votes (64 points). Binghamton University took second place with 56 points, earning the remaining first-place vote. Boston University rounded out the top three with 50 points.

UMBC checked in at fifth place with 36 points and the University of Maine notched sixth with 32 points. The University of Vermont took the seventh spot in the poll with 22 points while Stony Brook University (12 points) and the University of Hartford (11 points) finished eighth and ninth, respectively.

The Wildcats finished third in last year's championship and are led by a trio of senior throwers that won events at the conference championship last spring. Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) earned a gold medal in the shot put while Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.) finished at the top of the hammer throw standings and Mike Simon (Durham, Conn.) won the javelin throw. 

The Wildcats return to action Saturday, April 2 (11 a.m.) when they take on the University of Maine at the Beckett Track & Field Complex.
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