DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire men's indoor track and field team earned its first team victory against the University of Rhode Island in over 10 years Saturday at the URI Track Invitational by winning the seven-team event with 181 points.
UNH was followed by URI (174 points), UMass (141.5), Brown (64), CCSU (34), Quinnipiac (30) and Hartford (25.5).
The team victory was led by Travis Parker (Fairfax, Va.) with a first place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.34 seconds and a second place time of 49.25 in the 400m dash. Also placing fourth in the 200m and having a successful competition was James Myles (Merrimack, N.H.). He was the champion for the second week in a row in the 55m hurdles with a time of 7.87 seconds and again placed third in the triple jump at 21feet, 10.75 inches.
Both of the men's relay teams were champions of the 4 x 400m relay with a time of 3:21 and the 4 x 800m relay clocking in at 7:58.72.
Several third place finishes also contributed to the team victory in the 1 mile run by Robert Stiles, the 500m run by Ben Stein, and Ben Jenkins in the 800m run.
Strong competing in several field events sealed the victory for the 'Cats. In the pole vault, UNH placed second, third, and fifth, and Reed List and Jeff Kaste threw second and third place markings in the men's throw, respectively. Two other third place jumps contributed points in the high jump and the triple jump.
The 'Cats will compete next Saturday, Feb. 11th, at Vermont before the team competes in the America East Championships at Boston University.