Track & Field Wraps up IC4As/ECACs

BOSTON, Mass. – Senior Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) picked up a fourth-place finish in the shot put to lead the University of New Hampshire men's indoor track & field team to a 37th-place finish at the IC4A Championships at Boston University's Track & Tennis Center on Sunday.

The Wildcats finished with five points, while Cornell captured the meet with 74 points.

Paey, who claimed America East and New England titles in the shot put, finished fourth in the 40-thrower field with a toss of 58-03.00, while junior Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) took 31st in the event with a toss of 49-05.75.

In the field, senior Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine) placed 21st in the triple jump with a leap of 45-04.25.

On Saturday, Lyle also claimed 10th overall in the weight throw with a toss of 58-07.25, while junior George Jumpp (Manchester, N.H.) earned 16th in the event with a throw of 54-04.75.

The Wildcats' distance medley relay team of sophomore Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.), senior William Godfrey (Merrimack, N.H.), and freshmen Dean Bhatt (Woodbridge, Conn.) and Jeffrey Moretti (Guilford, Conn.) crossed the finish line in a time of 10:01.59, just missing out on on the final round by one place. 

Freshman D'mahl McFadden (Penacook, N.H.) placed 20th overall in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.36.

Senior Sean Mitchell (Milford, Mass.) turned in a 26th-place finish in the 500 meters, crossing the finish line in a time of 1:05.57.

The Wildcats' 4x400 meter relay team of freshmen Nicholas Sullivan (Newport, N.H.), James Anderson (Melrose, Mass.), McFadden and Isaiah Penn (Boston, Mass.) finished 26th overall in a time of 3:17.84. The 4x800 meter relay team of junior Corey Duchemin (Manchester, N.H.), freshman Timothy Brown, and sophomores Eric Stys (Stittville, N.Y.) and Steve Souza (Fall River, Mass.) finished 21st in a time of 7:53.05.

The women also completed the ECACs at the Reggie Lewis Center on Sunday as they finished 43rd with three points. Cornell also won that meet with 55 total points. 

In the weight throw, junior Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.) and senior Melody Pothier (Lisbon, Conn.) finished 22nd and 28th, respectively, with tosses of 51-01.50 and 50-01.25.

On Saturday, senior Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.) racked up 3484 total points to claim sixth place in the pentathlon, including a third-place finish in the 800 meters in a time of 2:24.01. Early's finishes in the other four events included fourth in the high jump (5-04.25), fifth in the shot put (35-00.25), 12th in the 60-meter hurdles (9.50) and 13th in the long jump (16-05.25).

Graduate student Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) and junior Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) also competed at the Columbia Last Chance Meet at the Armory in New York City on Saturday afternoon. Letourneau finished 10th in the mile in a time of 4:43.90, while Maguire placed 12th in the event in a time of 4:45.83 marking the second and third best finishes, respectively, in program history.

The NCAA Championships are March 9-10 on the campus of Boise State in Nampa, Idaho. Both teams kick off its outdoor season Saturday, March 31 when they take on the University of Maine in a dual meet at the Beckett Track & Field Complex.

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