March 31, 2012

Men’s Track & Field Competes at Maine Tri-Meet

ORONO, Maine – Sophomore Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) and freshman D'mahl McFadden (Penacook, N.H.) both won a pair of events to lead the University of New Hampshire men's outdoor track & field team to a third-place finish in a tri-meet at the University of Maine's Beckett Family Track & Field Complex on Saturday afternoon.

The Wildcats totaled 121 points to finish behind Bates College (138) and Maine (136).

New Hampshire made it a clean sweep in the 800 meters, led by Greene with a winning time of 1:53.72. Freshman Dean Bhatt (Woodbridge, Conn.) and sophomore Eric Stys (Stittville, N.Y.) finished second and third, respectively, in times of 1:56.10 and 1:56.49.

McFadden enjoyed a strong outdoor debut, winning the 110 meter hurdles in a time of 15.07 and the 400 meter hurdles at 56.51.

The 'Cats swept past the 3,000 meter steeplechase, paced by freshman John Prizzi (Wycoff, N.J.) in a winning time of 9:50.45. Sophomores Michael O'Hara (Hampstead, N.H.) and Sean Leighton (Hampstead, N.H.) finished second and third, respectively, at 10:10.59 and 10:24.57.

Sophomore Nathaniel Hathaway (Scarborough, Maine) was victorious in the 5,000 meters, crossing the finish line in a time of 15:04.87.

In the field, junior Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) captured the high jump with a cleared height of 6-03.50, while Jason Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) took second at 6-01.50.

Sophomore Jesse Swink (Groton, Conn.) was victorious in the javelin with a winning toss of 175-11.

The Wildcats' 4x400 meter relay team of senior Jake McDougle (Walpole, N.H.), Greene, Stys and sophomore Steve Souza (Fall River, Mass.) finished first in a time of 3:25.44.

Freshman Nicholas Sullivan (Newport, N.H.) took second in the 200 meters with a time of 22.44 and also finished third in the 100 meters at 11.49.

Sophomore Cory Sinotte (Hooksett, N.H.) posted a third-place finish in the 1,500 meters, clocking in at 4:08.43.

The 'Cats return to action on Saturday, April 7 when the play host to Holy Cross and Maine in a tri-meet at the Reggie F. Atkins Track (11 a.m.).

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