BOSTON, Mass. - Junior distance runner John Prizzi (Wyckoff, N.J.) broke an 11-year old school record as the University of New Hampshire men's track and field team competed in the final day of the ECAC/IC4A Championships on Sunday afternoon at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center.
The Wildcats placed in two events on day three of competition, highlighted by Prizzi's school record performance in the 3,000-meter race. The UNH junior notched a fifth-place finish in a school-record mark of 8 minutes and 2.40 seconds. Prizzi bested the previous 3,000-meter record of 8:05.00, set by Dan Hocking in 2003.
UNH also got a good performance from its 4x800 relay squad. The team consisting of Christopher Poggi (Dover, N.H.), Steve Souza (Fall River, Mass.), Eric Stys (Stittville, N.Y.), and Drew Piazza (Danvers, Mass.) claimed fourth place with a time of 7:28.74. The Wildcats' relay fell just 0.22 seconds shy of breaking the school-record time of 7:28.52 that they set in Saturday's preliminary round.
The Wildcats finish the ECAC/IC4A Championships in 24th place with nine total team points. For the latest news and information on UNH men's track and field, check out www.unhwildcats.com.