Men’s track & field finishes fifth at America East Championships

BOSTON – Junior Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) and sophomore John Prizzi (Wycoff, N.J.) captured individual titles to lead the University of New Hampshire men's indoor track & field team to a fifth-place finish at the America East Championships on Tuesday at the Reggie Lewis Center.

With 74.5 points, the Wildcats finished behind Albany (231.5), Binghamton (134.5), UMBC (130) and Maine (126), but ahead of Vermont (43.5), Stony Brook (33) and Hartford (6).

Greene was victorious in the mile as he crossed the finish line in an IC4A-qualifying time of 4:13.93. Greene also added a third-place finish in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:29.44. Greene, who was named the America East Track Performer of the Week before the conference meet, has now captured five individual victories in the past four weeks between the 800 meters 1,000 meters and mile events.

Prizzi claimed first-place in the 3,000 meters as he topped the field of 31 runners in a time of 8:23.74 to qualify for the IC4A Championships.

On the first day of competition, senior Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) claimed runner-up in the weight throw for the second straight year with an IC4A-qualifying toss of 58-03.25. He also added a third-place finish in the shot put on the second day with an IC4A-qualifying toss of 52-06.00.

Back on final day, senior Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) finished third in the high jump with a cleared height of 6-06.25. Teammate Jason Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) took sixth in the event with a cleared height of 6-02.25.

Senior Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine) placed sixth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.48. He also added a sixth-place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 45-06.25.

Sophomore Isaiah Penn (Boston, Mass.) took seventh overall in the 400 meters in a time of 49.90, while senior David Gervais (Nashua, N.H.) also added seventh-place finish in the 1,000 meters in a time of 2:32.37.

Senior Joseph Lemay (Derry, N.H.) and junior Eric Stys (Stittville, N.Y.) placed eighth in the 500 meters and 800 meters, respectively, in times of 1:07.37 and 1:56.26.

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

Senior Chris Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) added a pair of eighth-place finishes in the weight throw and shot put with tosses of 52-00.50 and 48-09.50, respectively.

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 Gervais, Stys and sophomores Timothy Brown (Southington, Conn.) and Dean Bhatt (Woodbridge, Conn.) finished sixth overall in a time of 10:21.86.

The Wildcats return to action for the New England Championships on Feb. 22-23 at Boston University's Track & Tennis Center.

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