STORRS, Conn. - Tristan Hall (Londonderry, N.H.) and Dave Benedetto (Alton, N.H) carried UNH on Saturday, April 30 in their meet at the University of Connecticut. Hall won the long jump event when he leaped 6.79 meters, then took second in the triple jump. Benedetto won the 400-meter hurdles in 55.13 seconds. He also had a second place finish in the 110-meter hurdle event. David Ciasulli (Hampton, N.H.) placed third in the long jump behind Hall with a leap of 6.57 meters.
Craig Stucchi's (Southborough, Mass.) 54.64-meter throw bested all the competition in the hammer throw with teammate Reed Liset (Dover, N.H.) placing fifth in the event. Liset added a third place finish on the day in the discus, just one place ahead of Erik Lundquist (Londonderry, N.H.). Lundquist added a fifth place finish in the shot put.
Matt Begley (Brookeville, Md.) placed second in the pole vault, clearing 4.26 meters. Matt Barry (Atlanta, Ga.) placed fourth in the event. David Doiron (Sanford, Maine) was third in the high jump with a jump of 1.78 meters.
The UNH sprinters had a successful day on the track. R.J. Harvey (Albany, N.Y.) took second in the 100-meter dash, crossing the finish line in 11.76 seconds. Jeff Dorsey (Leominster, Mass.) and Mike Gamache (Colchester, Vt.) placed third and fourth respectively in the 200-meter dash. Jon Vandale (Shelburn Falls, Mass.) was fifth in the 400-meter dash.
Also doing well for the Wildcats were Jordan Horwitz (Evanston, Ill.) and Nathan Leveille (Atkinson, N.H.) who took third and fourth respectively in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Robert Stiles (Southbury, Conn.) and Peter Hewins (Richboro, Pa.) were the first Wildcats to finish in their events. Stiles placed seventh in the 1500-meter event, while Hewins took fifth in the 5000-meter.
UNH is back in action next weekend, May 7 and 8 when they compete at the America East championships, hosted by Binghamton University.