UNH men’s outdoor track opens season with win

ORONO, Maine - Tristan Hall (Londonderry, N.H.) placed in five events to propel the University of New Hampshire men's outdoor track team to a 100-74 victory over Maine in the season opener on April 5.

Hall won the long jump event with a leap of 6.52 meters, added three second place finishes in the triple jump, javelin throw and 110-meter hurdles as well as ran the third leg of the winning 4x100-relay.

Travis Parker (Fairfax, Va.) won two events for UNH. He took first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.26. He also won the 200-meter dash in 22.53 seconds. Robbie Simpson (Brockton, Mass.) placed in three events. He took home a second place finish in the 100-meter dash and third in the 200-meter. He added another third place finish in the long jump event.

Josh Edwards (Pelham, N.H.) won the shot put with a toss of 14.33 meters. He also added a third place finish in the javelin throw. Derek Stank (Etters, Pa.) won the javelin throw, pitching a distance of 55.03 meters. Erik Lundquist (Londonderry, N.H.) won the discus throw with a toss of 44.45 meters. He also finished behind Edwards in the shot put for second place.

Josh Turner (Rochester, N.H.) won the 400-meter hurdle event with a time of 57.33, beating his nearest competitor by over six seconds. He also placed third in the 110-meter hurdles. Reed Liset (Dover, N.H.) took home two third place finishes on the afternoon in the hammer throw and discus. Ben Stein (Canton, Mass.) finished third in the 400-meter dash.

Taylor Scull (Bedford, N.H.) won the 400-meter event with a time of 50.94. Also winning events for the Wildcats were Matt Begley (Brookeville, Md.) and Craig Stucchi (Southborough, Mass.). Begley won the pole vault, clearing 4.27 meters. Stucchi tossed for 50.58 meters for the win. Rob Whitten (Farmington, Maine) placed third behind Begley in the pole vault. Mike Grillo (Bedford, N.H.) finished third in the triple jump.

Both UNH relay teams were victorious. The 4x100-team featuring Hall and Parker as well as Shin Horiuchi (Lexington, Mass.) and David Bailey (Bronx, N.Y.) finished in 43.98 seconds. The 4x400 team also won with a team of Scull, Parker, Stein and Turner. They took first with a time of 3:27.18.

Next up for UNH is a home meet when they host the Wildcat Invitational on Saturday, April 9. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. at Reggie Atkins Track in Durham.

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