Myles wins four events to lead Wildcats
ORONO, Maine -- James Myles (Merrimack, N.H.) won four individual events and was also on the winning 4x440-yard relay team to lead the University of New Hampshire men's indoor track and field team to a 102-74 victory against the University of Maine on Dec. 10 at Maine's Field House.
On the track, Myles recorded the fastest times in the 60-yard dash (6.56 seconds), 60-yard hurdles (7.87) and 200-meter dash (22.38). He combined with David Benedetto (Alton, N.H.), Benjamin Stein (Canton, Mass.) and Travis Parker (Fairfax, Va.) to finish in first place in the 4x440 with a time of 3:28.46. Myles' other victory was in the long jump, where he recorded a distance of 22 feet, 9.75 inches.
Benedetto and Parker recorded two of UNH's other seven first-place finishes. Benedetto, who was second to Myles in the 60-yard hurdles, was the first runner to cross the finish line in the 400m with a time of 50.96 and Parker captured the 500m in 1:04.08.
UNH's field effort was led by first place in the shot put and weight throw. The 'Cats recorded the top five throws in the shot put, led by Joshua Edwards (Pelham, N.H.) at 48-9.5. He was followed by Erik Lundquist (Londonderry, N.H.; 46-4), Reed Liset (Dover, N.H.; 43-10), Jefferey Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.; 43-3) and Jason Martin (Manchester, N.H.; 43-2.25). Liset took first place in the weight throw with an effort of 51-10.5 and was followed by Kaste at 45-4.5.
Back on the track, UNH claimed first place in the 1000m and the 3000m. Brian Hinchee (Ossipee, N.H.) took top honors in the 1000m with a time of 2:36.19. Ben Danton (New Milford, Conn.) out-ran three Maine competitors to cross the finish line first in the 3000m in a time of 8:48.24.
UNH's other victory was produced by the 4x880 relay team, which was comprised of Brandon Williams (Hooksett, N.H.), Erik Travis (Durham, N.H.), Nicholas Jenkins (Francestown, N.H.) and David Nayes (Eden Prairie, Minn.) and was timed in 8:08.08.
Stein, Travis and Williams also recorded second-place finishes for the 'Cats in the 400m, 800m and 1-mile, respectively. Tristan Hall (Londonderry, N.H.) and Michael Grillo (Bedford, N.H.) took second place in their events. Hall was second to Myles in the 60m at 6.73 and Grillo had the top UNH effort in the triple jump with a distance of 41-7.
New Hampshire breaks for exams and the holidays until resuming the 2005-06 season Jan. 14 at Dartmouth College. The Wildcats' home opener is scheduled for Jan. 21 vs. Massachusetts and Holy Cross.