January 21, 2012

Men’s Track & Field Captures Quad-Meet Victory

DURHAM, N.H. – Senior Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) captured his third shot put victory of the season and junior Victor Adejuyigbe (Penacook, N.H.) won a pair of events to lead the University of New Hampshire men's indoor track & field team to a home quad-meet win on Saturday afternoon at the Paul Sweet Oval.

The Wildcats finished with 192 points, while Stonehill College (170), the College of the Holy Cross (126), and Worcester State College (103) rounded out the rest of the field.

"Overall, this was a good meet, with great competition and a great way to start the second half of the season," said head coach Jim Boulanger. "It was just an all-around team effort with some impressive qualifying marks. It's hard to qualify at home on this track, but it's a good meet to learn how to win."

Paey continued his dominance in the shot put with his third win in as many meets this season, topping the field with a toss of 17.84 meters. The throw was Paey's best toss of the season and also reached the NCAA Division I provisional mark for the automatic qualifier in the event.

On the track, Adejuyigbe captured the 55-meter dash, crossing the finish line in a New England-qualifying time of 6.56.

Adejuyigbe also took first in the 200 meters with a time of 23.56, leading the way for a clean sweep at the top three spots in the event. Freshman Nicholas Sullivan (Newport, N.H.) finished second at 23.65, followed by freshman D'Mahl McFadden (Penacook, N.H.) in a time of 23.81.

McFadden also added a second-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles, as the promising rookie finished in an IC4A-qualifying time of 7.63.

Sophomore Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) enjoyed an impressive performance in the mile, winning with a time of 4:18.63 in his first time ever running the event. 

Senior Daniel DeCrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) ran to a first-place finish in the 3000 meters, using a time of 8:34.98 to qualify for New Englands. Sophomore Cory Sinotte (Hooksett, N.H.) finished second in a time of 8:45.54.

Senior William Godfrey (Merrimack, N.H.) turned in a first-place finish in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.83, while sophomore Eric Stys (Stittville, N.Y.) followed in third at 2:01.25.

Back in the field, junior Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) picked up a win in the weight throw with a toss of 16.71 meters, while fellow junior Chris Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) was right behind in second with a throw of 15.73 meters.

Junior Jason Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) took third in the high jump with a leap of 1.95 meters, while sophomore Glen Ruggerio also finished third in the pole vault with a cleared height of 3.90 meters.

Freshman Alexander Rowe (Waterville, Maine) added a third-place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 13.03 meters.

Back on the track, senior Sean Mitchell (Milford, Mass.) claimed second in the 400 meter with a time of 52.75, while sophomore Steve Souza (Fall River, Mass.) finished runner-up in the 500 meters with a time of 1:08.60.

Freshman John Prizzi (Wyckoff, N.J.) finished third in the 1000-meter run, crossing the finish line at 2:32.20, and also added a third-place finish in the mile (4:21.69).

The Wildcats' 4x400 meter relay team of Mitchell, Adejuyigbe, McFadden and Godfrey ran finished first in a time of 3:30.06.

The Wildcats return to action on Friday, Jan. 27 when the take part in the Boston Indoor Games at the Reggie Lewis Center at 4 p.m.

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