May 6, 2012

Men's Track & Field Places Fifth at AE Championships

ORONO, Maine – Senior Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) won an individual title in the shot put to lead the University of New Hampshire men's track & field team to a fifth-place finish at the America East Outdoor Championships on Saturday and Sunday at Maine's Beckett Track Complex.

The Wildcats recorded 84.50 points to finish behind Albany (181), Binghamton (147), Boston University (145.50) and Maine (97.50), but ahead of UMBC (78.50), Vermont (56), Stony Brook (43) and Hartford (23).

Paey captured the fourth outdoor shot put title of his career with an IC4A-qualifying toss of 56-10.00, while junior Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) took fifth with a throw of 50-01.75.

After a top finish in the preliminaries of the 110-meter hurdles, freshman D'mahl McFadden (Penacook, N.H.) finished second in Sunday's finals in an IC4A-qualifying time of 14.53. Fellow freshman Daniel Johnson (Lancaster, N.H.) placed eighth at 16.01.

McFadden also added a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55.06.

On day one, junior Chris Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) was runner-up in the hammer throw with an IC4A-qualifying toss of 183-04. Sophomore George Jumpp (Manchester, N.H.) finished fourth and also qualified for IC4As at 174-03, while Lyle took eighth with a throw of 162-06.

On day two, sophomore Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) placed third in the finals of the 800 meters, crossing the finish line in an IC4A-qualifying time of 1:51.48.

Senior Tyler Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) finished seventh in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:53.63.

Sophomore Jessie Swink (Groton, Conn.) took third in the javelin on Saturday with a toss of 180-09, while senior Sean Mitchell (Milford, Mass.) finished seventh with a throw of 161-07.

In the high jump, juniors Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) and Jason Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) finished third and fifth, respectively, with cleared heights of 6-05.00 and 6-03.50.

Freshman John Prizzi (Wycoff, N.J.) claimed fifth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, finishing in an IC4A-qualifying time of 9:10.68, while junior Cory Sinotte (Hooksett, N.H.) finished eighth in the 10,000 meters in a time of 31:28.74.

On day two, the Wildcats' 4x800 meter relay team of sophomore Eric Stys (Stittville, N.Y.), freshman Dean Bhatt (Woodbridge, Conn.), Dinnan and Greene placed second in an IC4A-qualifying time of 7:37.07. The 4x400 meter and 4x100 meter relay teams both picked up sixth-place finishes with respective times of 3:21.64 and 43.41.

The Wildcats return to action May 11-12 for the New England Championships on the campus of MIT.

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