BOSTON- The University of New Hampshire men's track and field team opened up their 2004-05 season at the Husky Winter Carnival on December 4, hosted by Northeastern University. The Wildcats had seven top ten finishers, four of which were freshmen.
UNH's top performer was freshman Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.), who was edged out at the finish line during the one mile run by only five-tenths of a second finishing in second place with a time of 4:17.14. Freshman Ben Danton (New Milford, Conn.) finished in fourth place with a time of 4:23.46.
In the 200m dash, sophomore Travis Parker (Fairfax,Va.) was the top finisher for the 'Cats clocking in at 22.47 for fourth place. Parker was also the top UNH finisher in the 400m dash with an eighth place finish and a time of 50.59.
Seniors William Smith (Hampstead, N.H.) and Erich Fiedler (Ludlow, Mass.) took fifth and ninth place in the 1000m run. Smith finished with a time of 2:33.79, while Fiedler (2:35.91) crossed the finish line about three seconds later.
In the 3000m run, freshman Jordan Horwitz (Evanston, Ill.) finished 10th with a time of 8:54.95 making him the top Wildcat performer in that event. Following 22 seconds later in 22nd place was junior Nick Gosling (Meredith, N.H.; 9:16.93).
Another freshman who performed well for the 'Cats was James Myles (Merrimack, N.H.). Myles finished seventh in the finals of the 55m hurdle run with a time of 7.90 after he placed eighth (7.97) in the preliminaries.
The Wildcats return to action Dec. 11 (11:30 a.m.) when they will match up against Maine here at UNH.