AMHERST, Mass. – Senior Reed Liset (Dover, N.H.) and sophomores Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) and Michael Simon (Durham, Conn.) each turned in second-place finishes to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track & field team to a fourth-place showing at the 41-team New England Championships on Friday and Saturday at the UMass Track & Field Complex.
With 54 points, the Wildcats finished behind Rhode Island (103), UMass (80) and UConn (61). The next closest America East school, Boston University, finished 11th with 27 points.
Liset was second in the discus with an IC4A Championship-qualifying throw of 49.03 meters.
Paey finished second in the shot put with an NCAA Regionalp-qualifying toss of 17.67 meters, while senior Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) was third with an IC4A Championship-qualifying throw of 16.42 meters.
Simon, meanwhile, barely missed winning a title in the javelin. Simon finished second with an NCAA Regional-qualifying throw of 62.36 meters, just four inches shy of the winning mark. Junior Chris Morgan (Goffstown, N.H.) was seventh at 56.20 meters.
In the hammer throw, junior Matt Powers (Harpswell, Maine), Kaste and sophomore Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.) placed third, fourth and fifth, respectively, with IC4A Championship-qualifying marks of 56.60, 56.02 and 55.22 meters.
Senior Pat Casey (South Yarmouth, Mass.) finished seventh in the high jump with a leap of 1.95 meters.
On the track, senior Brent Powers (Remsen, N.Y.) placed fifth in the 10,000 meters in a time of 32 minutes, 17.57 seconds.
In the decathlon, freshman Renrick Pesce (Bristol, Conn.) finished eighth with 5,603 points.
The Wildcats return to action Friday, May 15 at the IC4A Championships at Princeton’s Weaver Track & Field Stadium. The meet will conclude Sunday, May 17.