Men's track & field fifth after day one of AE championships

BOSTON – Senior Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) placed second overall in the weight throw to lead the University of New Hampshire men's indoor track & field team to a fifth-place finish after day one of the America East Championship on Monday at the Reggie Lewis Center.

With 19 points, the Wildcats trail Binghamton (52.5), Albany (41.5), Maine (32) and UMBC (28), but lead Stony Brook (17), Vermont (3) and Hartford (2).

Lyle claimed runner-up in the weight throw for the second straight year with an IC4A-qualifying toss of 58-03.25. Senior Chris Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) added an eighth-place finish with a toss of 52-00.50.

Freshman Bryan Morris (Rumson, N.J.) placed fifth overall in the pole vault with a cleared height of 14-03.25.

Senior Cory Sinotte (Manchester, N.H.) and sophomore Samuel Gagnon (Hooksett, N.H.) took seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 5,000 meters in times of 14:55.25 and 14:57.17.

The Wildcats' distance medley relay team of senior David Gervais (Nashua, N.H.), junior Eric Stys (Stittville, N.Y.), and sophomores Timothy Brown (Southington, Conn.) and Dean Bhatt (Woodbridge, Conn.) finished sixth overall in a time of 10:21.86.

Senior Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine) placed sixth in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles and qualified for Tuesday's finals with a time of 8.51.

In the 400 meter preliminaries, sophomore Isaiah Penn (Boston, Mass.) placed fifth and qualified for the finals in a time of 49.67.

Senior Joseph Lemay (Derry, N.H.) finished ninth in the 500 meter preliminaries and reached Tuesday's finals in a time of 1:07.57.

Sophomore Nicholas Sullivan (Newport, N.H.) finished 10th in the preliminaries of the 200 meters and qualified for Tuesday's finals at 23.02.

The Wildcats return to action Tuesday for the final day of the America East Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center.

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