April 24, 2011

Men’s Track & Field Strong at Larry Ellis Invite

PRINCETON, N.J. – Junior Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine) captured a first-place finish as the University of New Hampshire men's track & field team competed at the Larry Ellis Invitational on April 22-23 at Princeton University's Weaver Stadium.

The Wildcats were joined by 34 other teams in the non-scoring meet, including America East foes Boston University and Vermont.   

Hoddwells was victorious in the triple jump with a winning leap of 14.24m.

Graduate student Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.) finished second in the hammer throw with a toss of 62.03m. Senior John Randall (Boscawen, N.H.), senior Michael Couturier (Dover, N.H.) and Chris Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) followed in fifth, 13th and 17th, respectively, with marks of 56.45m, 51.13m and 49.30m.  

Senior Mike Simon (Durham, Conn.) placed third in the javelin with an NCAA Regional-qualifying throw of 62.79m. Freshman Jesse Swink and senior Matthew Pelchat (Lancaster, N.H.) placed fifth and 18th, respectively, with a throws of 55.37m and 55.45m.

In the shot put, Randall and sophomores Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) and Dupuis finished 14th, 18th and 19th, respectively, with throws of 14.40, 14.03 and 13.64.

In the 800m, junior Jacob McDougle (Walpole, N.H.), freshman Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) and junior William Godfrey (Merrimack, N.H.) placed fourth, fifth and 10th, respectively, in section 3 with times of 1:55.13, 1:56.46 and 2:01.03.   

Sophomore Mike Marshall (Salem, N.H.) finished 15th in the 110m hurdles in a time of 15:21.

In the 5000m, junior Daniel DeCrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) placed 12th in section 4 with a time of 14:54.24 while senior Alexander Beaulieu (Merrimack, N.H.) finished 14th in section 5, clocking in at 15:15.63.

Back in the field, senior Anthony Vorachak (Lebanon, N.H.) picked up a 14th-place finish in the pole vault with a cleared height of 4.40m.

In the high jump, sophomores Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) and Jason Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, with leaps of 2.04m and 2.00m.

The Wildcats return to action on April 27-30 when they travel to Philadelphia, Pa. to take part in the Penn Relays.

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