Freshman James Myles Tallies 18 Points for the ‘Cats
DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire men's track and field beat the University of Maine at home Saturday afternoon. UNH finished with 105 points while Maine had 70. The Wildcats had first place finishers in11 of the 17 events.
Freshman James Myles (Merrimack, N.H.) finished the day with three first-place finishes and one second-place finish. Myles finished second in the 55 meter dash with a time of 6.65 seconds, first in the 55m hurdles in 7.89, first in the long jump with a distance of 6.32m and first in the triple jump with 12.86m.
Sophomore Travis Parker (Fairfax, Va.) finished first in the 200m dash and the 400m run. His time for the 200m dash was 23.10 and 51.24 for the 400m run. Right behind Parker in the 400m run was junior David Benedetto (Alton, N.H.) with a time of 53.19.
Other first place finishers for the 'Cats were junior Brandon Williams (Hooksett, N.H.) in the 800m run with a time of 1:56.86, freshman Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.) in the 1000m run clocking in at 2:32.24, freshman Ben Danton (New Milford, Conn.) in the 1500m run with a time of 4:00.74 and senior Tim Perry (Bethel, Conn.) in the 3000m run with 8:39.64. Following Perry in second place was senior Jeff Manley (Milton, Vt.; 8:47.16). UNH also won the 4x400m relay (3:29.54) and the 4x800m relay (7:57.11).
In the field events, other top performers were junior Van Truong (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and freshman Matt Begley (Brookeville, MD.), who both finished the pole vault tied for second place with 4.10m. Junior David Ciasulli (Hampton, N.H.) finished second behind Myles in the long jump with a distance of 6.26m and junior Erik Lundquist (Londonderry, N.H.) was the top UNH finisher in the shot put with 14.19m, which was good enough for second place as well.
The Wildcats compete again on Jan. 15 at noon when they travel to Dartmouth.