DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team captured first place to cap off the 2006-07 home portion of its schedule, as the Wildcats compiled 151 points to defeat Holy Cross and the University of Massachusetts on Saturday on UNH’s Paul Sweet Oval.
    Holy Cross placed second overall with 100 points, while the Minutemen of UMass followed with a third place showing (92 points).
    UNH posted a season-high10 individual winners and the men’s 4x800 relay team also garnered top honors on the afternoon.
    UNH junior David Nayes (Eden Praire, Minn.) raced to a first place win in the 1000 meters (2:30.17) and contributed to the victory in the 4x800 relay (8:07.74). UNH swept the middle distance events as William Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) won the 200 meters (23.28), senior Travis Parker (Fairfax, Va.) was victorious in the 400 meters (51.65), junior Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.) posted a first place in the 500 meters (1:07.48) and Ben Jenkins (Francestown, N.H.) delivered a win in the 800 meters (1:58.62).
    In the distance events, junior Ben Danton (New Milford, Conn.) recorded a win in the 1500 meters (3:56.22) and teammate Matthew O’Connor (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) notched a win in the 3000 meters (8:41.70).
    The Wildcats earned top honors in the most of the field events as senior Joshua Edwards (Pelham, N.H.) was victorious in the shot put (15.18 meters) and Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) placed first in the weight throw (16.77 meters).
    The Wildcats return to the oval on Saturday (Jan. 27) with a visit to Boston, Massachusetts, to compete at the Rebook Indoor Games. The meet is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.
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