BOSTON - The University of New Hampshire men's indoor track team placed eighth out of 27 schools at the New England Championships held Friday and Saturday at Boston University. The Wildcats collected 25 points, while the University of Connecticut finished first with 180 points. Their closest pursuer, Northeastern, garnered 70.
Junior Craig Lange (Manchester, N.H.) set a UNH school record in the 400-meter dash. He actually set the record twice over the weekend, running a school record 48.37-seconds in Friday's preliminary round and then posting a time of 48.26 in the finals to finish third. In that same event, Brian Harmon (Rochester, N.H.) finished fifth with a personal best of 49.05. That time qualifies him for the ICAAAA championships held next weekend at Northeastern University.
Senior Dan Hocking (Merrimack, N.H.) provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track Championships in the 1-mile run. Hocking ran a time of 4-minutes, 5.26 seconds to place second to UConn's Dan Wilson. The NCAA provisional standard is 4:06.00. Hocking is now second in school history in the mile behind UNH All-American Randy Hall, who set a school record in the event in 1990 of 4:02.73. Hocking will also be in action at the ICAAAA's next weekend, competing in the 3000-meter.
The mile relay team of Tim Constant (Tilton, N.H.), Taylor Scull (Bedford, N.H.), Harmon and Lange finished second behind UMass-Lowell with a time of 3:16.58. Constant led with a 50.1 split, followed by Scull (49.8), Harmon (48.8) and Lange (47.7).