STONY BROOK, N.Y. - The University of New Hampshire men's track and field team scored 226 total team points on the way to a first-place finish at Stony Brook's Wolfie Invitational at the University Track.
The Wildcat's 226 points topped second place Stony Brook, which tallied 119 points. St. Peter's College took third place (117 points), Fordham placed fourth (41 points, and Marist College rounded things out in fifth (29 points).
Sophomore D'mahl McFadden (Penacook, N.H.) led the way for UNH with a pair of first-place finishes. The sophomore opened the meet with a victory in the 110-meter hurdles, logging a time of 14.52 seconds. Freshman Ryan Maney (Reading, Mass.) and junior Daniel Johnson (Lancaster, N.H.) also placed in the event, with Maney and Johnson taking second and third place respectively.
McFadden also tied for the top spot in the 400-meter hurdles on Saturday afternoon, posting a time of 55.38 seconds to share the victory with sophomore Tyler Mulcahy (Weymouth, Mass.). Freshman Andrew McFarland (Nazareth, Pa.) finished in third (56.32) and Maney closed things out with a fifth-place finish (56.50).
Junior Isaiah Penn (Boston, Mass.) followed with a victory in the 400-meter dash for the Wildcats, clocking in at 49.66 seconds to take first. Freshmen Ross Hardy (North Andover, Mass.) and Tanner Kent (Amherst, N.H.) also placed in the event, taking fourth (50.93 seconds) and fifth (51.29 seconds).
Penn was also victorious in the 200-meter dash on Saturday, logging a time of 22.60 seconds to earn first. Two more Wildcats, Dylan Pelletier (Orford, N.H.) and Seth Sheridan (Ashburnham, Mass.), placed in the event, with Pelletier finishing in fourth (22.77 seconds) and Sheridan earning sixth (22.87 seconds).
In the 100-meter dash, Sheridan posted a time of 11.15 seconds to take second place. Pelletier and sophomore Christopher DeCarlo (Derry, N.H.) earned fifth place and sixth place, respectively.
The duo of Jeremy Wildgoose (Woodstock, Conn.) and Robert Biro (Rockaway, N.J.) posted the top-two spots in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Wildgoose placed first with a time of 9 minutes and 36.57 seconds, while Biro took second in 9:48.05.
Five Wildcats placed in the top-six of the 5,000-meter race. John Corona (Middletown, Conn.) led the pack with a second-place finish (14:54.39). Sophomores Samuel Gagnon (Hookset, N.H.) and Brendan McCarthy (Mansfield, Mass.) placed third (14:55.99) and fourth (14:56.13). Juniors Joseph Jourdain (Hudson, N.H.) and Jeffrey Moretti (Guilford, Conn.) closed out the scoring in the event with fifth (15:04.35) and sixth-place (15:11.24) finishes.
UNH placed first in a pair of relay events. The 4x100-meter relay squad of DeCarlo, Sheridan, Pelletier, and Maney proved victorious with a time of 43.76 seconds. The 4x400 relay squad also took first, clocking in at 3:21.00 to win the event.
The Wildcats also excelled in field events on the afternoon. Freshman Michael Shanahan (Dover, N.H.) placed in three events, taking second place in the hammer throw (166 feet and 2 inches), third place in the shot put (42-11.00), and third place in the javelin throw (170-02). Senior Jessie Swink took first place in the javelin throw, logging a season-best mark of 192 feet and 4 inches to win the event.
A pair of UNH athletes followed by placing in the discus throw event. Junior Wyatt Berrier posted second place with a toss of 128-01, while Johnson earned fifth with a mark of 117-07.
The Wildcats return to action on Wednesday, April 23 when they travel to the University of Pennsylvania to compete in the Penn Relays. For the latest news and information on the UNH track and field program, check out www.unhwildcats.com