BINGHAMTON, N.Y.-- The University of New Hampshire men's outdoor track team once again rose to the top of the conference, placing second out of 10 teams at the America East Outdoor Track Championships held at Binghamton University this past weekend (May7-8).
The winner of the meet was Albany with 192.83 points, followed by UNH (177), UMBC (110), Binghamton (98.50), Maine (86), Northeastern (76.67), Boston University (58), Stony Brook (23), Vermont (21) and Hartford (6).
There were many strong performances by UNH athletes, but one of the standout efforts came from junior Tyler Danen (Oconomowoc, Wis.), who won the decathlon with 5935 points, adding 10 points to the Wildcat team total. Danen was also second in the high jump with a leap of 6-4.75.
Also having an impressive day for the 'Cats was freshman Travis Parker (Fairfax, Va.), who took first-place honors in the 400 meters with a time of 48.01. Parker also placed second in the 200 meters with a clocking of 21.47.
In the 1500 meter run, UNH posted third and fourth-place finishes with sophomore Tony Truax (Dover, N.H.) finishing in 3:56.30 and Bobby Edgerton running for a 3:57.49. Truax was also strong in the 3000 meter steeplechase, placing second with a clocking of 9:10.40.
Junior Jeff Manley (Manley, Vt.) placed second in the 1000 meters with a time of 31:44.37 to earn eight points for the squad.
Sophomore Granite-Stater David Benedetto (Alton, N.H.) also took second place in the 400 meter hurdles (53.80).
UNH was also strong in the weight events as junior Craig Stucchi (Southborough, Mass.) finished second in the hammer throw (180-04).
The Wildcats also took third place in the discus throw thanks to a strong effort by sophomore Erik Lundquist (Londonderry, N.H.) with a toss of 151-08.
The University of New Hampshire track program will be the host of the New England Outdoor Track Championships on May 13-14 at the Reginald F. Atkins Track and Field facility. Tickets for the meet are $5 for adults and $2 for children, senior citizens and UNH students with a valid University ID.