April 18, 2014

UNH Track Participates in Day One of the Larry Ellis Invitational

PRINCETON, N.J. - Members of the University of New Hampshire men's and women's track and field teams competed in day one of Princeton University's Larry Ellis Invitational at Weaver Stadium, in Princeton, N.J.

Senior George Jumpp (Manchester, N.H.), junior John Prizzi (Wyckoff, N.J.), and freshmen Drew Piazza (Danvers, Mass.) and Christopher Poggi (Derry, N.H.) competed for the men on Friday.

Jumpp started things off for the Wildcats with a ninth-place finish in the hammer throw event. The senior measured a throw of 177 feet and 9 inches to take ninth.

Prizzi followed Jumpp by taking seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The junior distance runner logged a personal-record and school-record time of 8 minutes and 47.39 seconds to finish seventh.

The freshman-duo of Piazza and Poggi also competed on Friday, running the 800-meter event for the Wildcats. Piazza took 25th with a time of 1:52.67, while Poggi claimed 20th in 1:52.35.

On the women's side, senior Stephanie Walsh (Penacook, N.H.) and junior Anne Twombly(Exeter, N.H.) competed for UNH on Saturday.

Walsh claimed a 10th-place finish in the discus throw event. The senior measured a throw of 122 feet and 8 inches to earn the 10th spot. Twombly followed by earning 27th in the 1,500-meter event. The junior distance runner timed in at 4:38.88 in the race.

The Wildcats return to action on Saturday afternoon for a pair of meets. UNH will continue competition in the Larry Ellis Invitational at 11 a.m., while other members of the teams will participate in the Stony Brook Wolfie Invitational beginning at 11 a.m. For the latest news and information on the UNH track and field program, check out www.unhwildcats.com.

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