WORCESTER, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire men's track and field team racked up 143 points in a quad-meet at Holy Cross Wednesday, landing the team in second place. Rhode Island took first with 199 while Worcester State (122) and Holy Cross (109) rounded out the field.
Freshman Luke Miller (Birdsboro, Pa.) earned a gold-medal finish in the 1,500M run, breaking the tape with a time of 3:56.21. Jeremy Wildgoose (Woodstock, Conn.) tallied another nine points for the Wildcats as finished the 5,000M run with a time of 15:50.75.
Senior Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) was victorious in the high jump as he cleared a height of 2.04 meters. The jump matched his career high mark.
James Anderson (Melrose, Mass.) blazed his way to a second-place finish in the 800M run, crossing the line at a time of 1:56.04. Kent Harlow (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) also tallied an additional seven points as he finished second in the 5,000M run. He finished with a time of 15:54.02.
Tyler Mulcahy (Weymouth, Mass.) earned silver in the 400M hurdles. The sophomore got to the podium with a time of 55.85.
Nathaniel Hathaway (Scarborough, Maine) took third place in the 1,500M run as he finished with a time of 4:02.04. The 4x400 relay squad, consisting of Andrew Albin (Bethel, Conn.), Anderson, Eric Stys (Stittville, N.Y.) and Dean Bhatt (Woodbridge, N.Y.) crossed the line third with a time of 3:32.90.
Dylan Pelletier took third place in the long jump, leaping his way to a distance of 6.25 meters. Chris Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) took home the bronze medal in the shot put, launching the ball a distance of 14.64 meters. Dupuis also took home a third-place finish in the hammer throw, hitting a mark of 53.21 meters.
The squad returns to action as it will compete at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa. Competition for the Wildcats will start Friday, April 26.