BURLINGTON, Vt. - The University of New Hampshire men's track and field team scored 79 total team points on its way to a sixth place finish on Sunday afternoon at the Frank H. Livak Track & Field Facility on the campus of the University of Vermont.
The University at Albany took first with 208 points, UMBC claimed second with 165 points, and the University of Maine scored third with 124 points. Binghamton University came in fourth place with 108 points, while Vermont snagged fifth with 87 points. Following the Wildcats were UMass Lowell (55 points), Stony Brook University (20 points), and the University of Hartford (10 points).
The 4x800-relay team led the way for the Wildcats by taking home second place. The squad of freshman Christopher Poggi (Derry, N.H.), freshman Drew Piazza (Danvers, Mass.), junior John Prizzi (Wyckoff, N.J.), and senior Eric Stys (Stittville, N.Y.) finished in 7:34.77 to claim second.
The 4x100-meter relay squad of junior Seth Sheridan (Ashburnham, Mass.), freshman Ryan Maney (Reading, Mass.), sophomore Christopher DeCarlo (Derry, N.H.), and sophomore Dylan Pelletier (Orford, N.H.) followed with a third-place finish for UNH. The quartet posted a time of 42.52 seconds to clinch the fifth spot.
UNH's 4x400 relay team of freshman Ross Hardy (North Andover, Mass.), McFadden, Sheridan, and senior Joseph Lemay (Derry, N.H.) also placed on Sunday afternoon. The group timed in at 3:24.10 to take seventh.
Sophomore D'mahl McFadden (Penacook, N.H.) and Maney followed with a pair of top-seven finishes in the 110-meter hurdles. McFadden grabbed third with a time of 14.63 seconds, while Maney earned seventh in 15.64 seconds.
Two more Wildcats placed in the 800-meter dash. The freshman duo of Piazza and Poggi took fifth (1:51.94) and sixth (1:52.15), respectively.
Sophomore Tyler Mulcahy (Weymouth, Mass.) scored a top-five position in the 400-meter hurdles. Mulcahy timed in at 54.51 seconds to earn the fifth spot in the race.
Senior George Jumpp (Manchester, N.H.) and junior Wyatt Berrier (North Conway, N.H.) took top-six spots in the discus throw event. Jumpp grabbed fifth with a toss of 129 feet and 03 inches, while Berrier claimed sixth (125-09).
Senior Jessie Swink (Groton, Conn.) also took fourth place in the javelin throw. Swink measured a toss of 179-08 to earn the fourth spot.
The Wildcats return to action on Friday, May 9th for the New England Championships. For the latest news and information on the UNH men's track and field team, check out www.unhwildcats.com