BALTIMORE, Md. - The University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track and field team led by America East "Field Performer of the Meet" Reed Liset (Dover, N.H.) compiled 154 points to capture second place at the 2007 America East Championships on Sunday at UMBC.
The Great Danes put together the most dominating performance in meet history as the Albany men's 268 points set a meet record and were 114 points ahead of second-place New Hampshire (154). UMBC (113) and Binghamton (100) also topped the 100-point plateau in third and fourth, respectively. Boston University (82), Stony Brook (57), Maine (45), Vermont (25) and Hartford (11) round out the nine-team field.
Wildcat junior Reed Liset (Dover, N.H.) tallied two individual victories in both the hammer throw (184-6) and shattered his personal-record in the discus (173-1), besting his own school record. For his efforts, Liset was named America East Field Performer of the Meet.
The Wildcats posted a strong showing in all field events, most notably in the throws. Freshman Chris Morgan delivered a third place finish in the javelin (190-11) and senior Josh Edwards (Pelham, N.H.) posted a third place in the shot put (47-9). In the jumps, UNH was led by sophomore Spencer Shaw’s (Hampton, N.H.) fifth place effort in the long jump (22-8) and sophomore Patrick Casey (So. Yarmouth, Mass.) Was second in the high jump (6-6).
In the sprints, freshman William Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) posted an excellent weekend with a third place finish and setting a person-record in the 200-meters (21.90) and garnered sixth place in the 100-meters (11.27).Classmate and fellow Pembroke native Cody Blake raced to a third place showing in the 400-meter hurdles (54.45) in an impressive outing on the afternoon.
The reliable UNH distance squad continued its success in a postseason championship, highlighted by Andrew Lawson’s (Holland Patent, N.Y. ) win in the 10000-meters (31:43.57). Junior Jordan Horwitz (Evanston, Ill.) notched a second place finish in the 10000-meters (32:06.47) and added a fourth place in the 5000-meters (14:50.16) to cap a busy and successful weekend.