Men’s Track and Field Takes Fourth at UMass Pre-Conference Meet

AMHERST, Mass. – Five Wildcats claimed top-three finishes as the University of New Hampshire men's track & field team placed fourth in the six-team UMass Pre-Conference Meet on Saturday at the UMass Track & Field Complex.

The Wildcats recorded 97 points to finish behind Massachusetts (195.50), Dartmouth (153) and Vermont (105.50) but ahead of Connecticut (87) and Hartford (72).

Sophomore Mike Marshall (Salem, N.H.) placed second in the 110m hurdles, crossing the finish line in a time of 14.92.

In the high jump, sophomore Jason Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) earned a second-place finish, clearing a height of 1.89m.

Junior Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine), fresh off a first-place finish in the triple jump at the Larry Ellis Invitational last weekend, took second in the event with a mark of 13.52m. He also placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 6.66m.

In the hammer throw, senior Michael Courturier (Dover, N.H.), and sophomores Chris Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) and Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) placed second, fifth and sixth, respectively, with tosses of 50.05m, 48.82m and 47.92m.

In the shot put, senior John Randall (Boscawen, N.H.), Lyle and Dupuis finished third, fifth and sixth, respectively, with throws of 14.40m, 14.04m and 14.02m.     

In the discus, Randall and sophomore George Jumpp (Manchester, N.H.) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, with throws of 42.85m and 41.13m.

Senior John Donaghy (Sutton, N.H.) came in sixth in the pole vault, clearing a height of 4.20m, while freshman Jesse Swink (Groton, Conn.) added a sixth-place finish in the javelin with a throw of 54.28m.

Back on the track, sophomore Kent Harlow (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) finished fifth in the 3200m in a time of 9:41.55.

The Wildcats return to action on May 7-8 for the America East Outdoor Championships.

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