– Senior Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.) won two individual America East championships, fellow senior Jordan Horwitz (Evanston, Ill.) captured one of his own and the 4x400 meter relay team ran to yet another, to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team to a third-place finish at the nine-team America East Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Track and Tennis Center on the campus of Boston University on Feb. 22-23.
UNH finished with 130.50 points, while the University at Albany defended its title with 186 points and Binghamton University finished second with 142 points. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County (93.50), Boston University (88), Stony Brook University (59), the University of Vermont (36), the University of Maine (28) and the University of Hartford (16) rounded out the remaining squads.
Edgerton, who was chosen as the America East Men’s Indoor Track and Field Most Outstanding Track Performer, won conference crowns in the one mile run and the 1,000 meter run. Edgerton finished the mile in a time of four minutes, 5.07 seconds and the 1,000 meters in 2:27.43, both of which qualified him for the IC4A championship. Junior Brent Powers (Remsden, N.Y.) was sixth in the mile, finishing in 4:17.11.
Horwitz and the Wildcats fared well in the 5,000 meters. Horwitz finished first in an IC4A championship qualifying time of 14:42.09, with sophomore Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) placing second in 14:46.24, and also qualifying for the IC4A championship. Powers and junior Matt O’Connor (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) placed sixth and seventh, respectively, posting times of 15:02.84 and 15:10.21. Horwitz also came in third in the 3,000 meters, finishing in an IC4A championship qualifying time of 8:24.83, while Dinnan was sixth in 8:35.39.
The relay team of freshman Gabe Dano (Merrimack, N.H.), sophomore Will Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.), junior Matthew Begley (Brookville, Md.) and senior Travis Parker (Fairfax, Va.) finished in a time of 3:15.85, just 36-hundredths of a second off the school record that was just set at the Valentine Invitational at the Track and Tennis Center on Feb. 8. The time was an IC4A championship qualifying mark, however.
Freshman Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) was runner-up in the shot put with a throw of 15.46 meters.
Parker placed third in the 200 meters, finishing in an IC4A championship qualifying time of 21.95 seconds. Brehm also qualified for the IC4A’s by running 21.95 in the preliminaries, but was sixth in the final in a time of 22.21 seconds. Parker also finished fourth in the 400 meters in 48.93 seconds, with Brehm coming in sixth in 49.04 seconds. Both times were IC4A championship qualifying marks.
Sophomore Spencer Shaw (Hampton, N.H.) posted a third-place showing in the long jump with a distance of 6.91 meters.

Sophomore Pat Casey (So. Yarmouth, Mass.) came in fifth in the high jump with a leap of 1.88 meters.
In the pole vault, sophomore David Dreyer (LeRoy, N.Y.) and Begley finished fifth and sixth, respectively, clearing distances of 4.65 meters and 4.35 meters.
Senior Reed Liset (Dover, N.H.) placed fifth in the weight throw with a toss of 15.66 meters.

Freshman Jacob McDougle (Walpole, N.H.) placed fifth in the 800 meters in a time of 1:56.67, with Ben Jenkins (Francestown, N.H.) finishing seventh in 1:58.77.
The Wildcats return to action at the New England Championships at the Track and Tennis Center Feb. 29-March 1.
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