April 25, 2014

UNH Track and Field Set to Host UNH Wildcat Invitational II (April 26, 11 a.m.)

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men's and women's track and field teams will host their final home meet of the season, the UNH Wildcat Invitational II, on Saturday, April 26th at the Reggie F. Atkins Track. For the schedule of events, click HERE.

The women's team enters the meet fresh off a first-place finish at the Stony Brook Wolfie Invitational on April 19th. This week, the Wildcats will look for solid performances from senior Bacall Liset (Dover, N.H.), senior Stephanie Walsh (Penacook, N.H.), and sophomore Andrea Turteltaub (Mansfield, Mass.).

Liset, a senior thrower, will compete in the hammer throw and discus throw for UNH on Saturday. The Dover, N.H. native has competed in six events this season. Most recently, Liset placed in two events at the Wolfie Invitational last weekend. Liset took first in the hammer throw with a mark of 156 feet and 11 inches and placed third in the discus throw with a measurement of 110-02.

The Wildcats will also look to Walsh for a solid performance on Saturday. The senior thrower is slated to compete in the discus through for the UNH. So far this season, Walsh has logged two top-three finishes, including one victory. She opened the year with a first-place finish in the discus throw at the UNH Home Meet, posting a mark of 131-05. Walsh also logged a third-place performance in the discus at the UNH Wildcat Invitational, measuring-in at 134-00.

Turteltaub rounds out the athletes to watch for the women's team. The senior thrower from Mansfield, Mass. will participate in the javelin throw event for the Wildcats. So far this year, Turteltaub has placed in the top-two of all three events she has competed in. Most recently, the senior logged a 127-00 mark and placed second at the Wolfie Invitational.

The Wildcat Men will look towards senior Jessie Swink (Groton, Conn.), freshman Michael Shanahan (Dover, N.H.), and freshman Robert Biro (Rockaway, N.J.) to perform well at the UNH Wildcat Invitational II.

Swink, a senior thrower, will compete in the javelin event for the Wildcats on Saturday. The Groton, Conn. native has placed in the top-three of each event he has participated in. Swink started the season with a second-place finish in the javelin, measuring a toss of 168-01. He followed by taking third at the UNH Wildcat Invitational with a mark of 181-02. Most recently he logged a season-best throw of 192-04 to take first place at the Stony Brook Wolfie Invitational.

Another thrower, Shanahan, will also be an athlete to watch on Saturday for UNH. The freshman has placed in all four events he has competed in during the outdoor campaign. Most recently Shanahan placed in three events at Stony Brook's Wolfie Invitational, taking third in the shot put (42-11), second in the hammer throw (166-02), and third in the javelin throw (170-02).

Finally, Biro will look to perform well in UNH's final meet before the America East Championships. The freshman distance runner will run in the 3000-meter steeplechase race for the Wildcats. Biro has competed twice in the event this season, taking first at the UNH Wildcat Invitational I (9:59.22) and second in the Wolfie Invitational (9:48.05).

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