Parker is a double winner for 'Cats
HANOVER, N.H. -- Travis Parker (Fairfax, Va.) won both the 200-meter and 400m races to lead the University of New Hampshire men's indoor track and field team to a split of last weekend's dual meet against host Dartmouth College and the University of Vermont at the Leverone Field House. UNH upended Vermont, 138-53, and was defeated 156-138 by Dartmouth.
Parker edged teammate James Myles (Merrimack, N.H.) to take first place in the 200m with a time of 22.53 seconds. Myles, who went on to win the 60m hurdles, was clocked in 22.67. Parker crossed the finish line first in the 400m in 49.93.
Erik Travis (Durham, N.H.) was the other Wildcat to win an event has he recorded the fastest time (1:58.45) in the 800m. Evan Bercume (Spencer, Mass.) was next to cross the finish line in 1:59.29.
Five other Wildcats earned a second-place finish, as did both the 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams. Tyler Danen (Oconomowoc, Wis.) cleared a height of 1.98m for second place in the high jump while Matt Barry (Atlanta, Ga.) finished at 4.28m in the pole vault and Reed Liset (Dover, N.H.) recorded a distance of 14.61m in the weight throw. Back on the track, Shin Horiuchi (Lexington, Mass.) edged teammate Dave Ciasulli (Hampton, N.H.), 7.33 to 7.34, in the 60m dash to take second place. Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.) was second to cross the finish line in the 800 with a time of 2:31.71.
Horiuchi also earned third place in the long jump with a distance of 6.18m. In addition to a second-place finish in the weight throw, Liset earned points in the shot put with a fifth-place finish of 12.93m.
Other notable Wildcat performances included: Andrew Lawson (Holland-Tatent, N.Y.) in the 3000 (third place; 8:55.40); Tony Truax (Dover, N.H.) and William Smith (Hampstead, N.H.) in third and fourth, respectively, in the 500m; Andrew Van Hoogenstyn (Scarborough, Maine; fourth) and Nicholas Piatti (Hampton, N.H.; fifth) in the mile; David Benedetto (Alton, N.H.) with third place in the 60m hurdles; and Shane Casimiro (Lee, N.H.) and Mike Grillo (Bedford, N.H.) finishing third and fourth in the triple jump.