UNH Men's Track Has Rough Outing at Challenge Cup

BOSTON, MA -- The University of New Hampshire men's track and field team finished sixth at the 2000 New England Challenge Cup at Boston University.

The Wildcats were led by the first place finishes of Jamison Whiting (Salem, NH) and Kyle Schneck (Concord, NH). Whiting soared a good six inches above the second place finisher with his height of 15'11.75 in the pole vault. Jared Burke (Salem, NH) continued to show promise of joining Whiting in the 16-foot club, with a solid vault of 15'5.75".

In the 800 meter run, Schneck shook of a rough start that pushed him to the back of the pack, by putting on a strong kick to win the event in 1 :53.23. Ryan Raymond (Loudon, NH) showed a lot of heart in his performance in the 3000 meter run. Racing in a field containing some of New England's best distance runners, Raymond gutted out a fourth place finish and recorded a personal best with his time of 8:27.77.

In the 55 meter high hurdles, senior John Barry (Nashua, NH) finished in fifth place with his time of 7.87.

Unfortunately for Coach Jim Boulanger's team, the Wildcats struggled in some events and were also hurt by a number of false starts and disqualifications.

The men's track team looks to rebound this Saturday, when they play host to the University of Massachusetts, Holy Cross, and Central Connecticut State track teams. The meet starts at 12:00 PM in the Paul Sweet Oval.

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