UNH Track and Field To Compete at ECAC/IC4A Championships (May 17 &18, 11 a.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men's and women's track and field teams will compete at the ECAC/IC4A Championships on Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18 at Weaver Stadium on the campus of Princeton University in Princeton, N.J.
Jumpp, a senior thrower for the Wildcats, enters the competition following a sixth-place finish in the hammer throw at New England Championships last weekend. Jumpp measured a toss of 185 feet and 10 inches at New Englands. The previous week, Jumpp earned third place at America East Championships with a mark of 186-08. The senior posted a personal-best mark of 188-03 earlier this season in a first-place effort at the UNH Wildcat Invitational.
Piazza will run the 800-meter race for UNH at Princeton. The freshman middle-distance runner has performed very well for UNH this season, most recently earning seventh place in the 800 at New England Championships with a personal-best time of 1 minute and 51.09 seconds. The freshman also turned in a pair of top-eight performances at America East Championships. Piazza took fifth in the 800 with a time of 1:51.94 and placed second with the 4x800 relay team (7:34.77) at the conference meet.
The final competitor for the Wildcats will be Poggi. Another freshman middle-distance runner, Poggi will also compete in the 800m race at Princeton. The Derry, N.H. native scored a pair of top-eight finishes at the America East Championship. Poggi opened with sixth place in the 800 (1:52.15) and also placed second with the 4x800 relay team (7:34.77). Last week Poggi just missed out on a top-eight finish in the 800, placing ninth in a personal-best time of 1:51.60.
A senior thrower for UNH, Read enters the weekend fresh off the individual title in the hammer throw at New England Championships. The senior measured a toss of 175 feet and 11 inches to earn first place out of 23 competitors at New Englands. The previous week, Read posted a mark of 171-01 to take first in the same event at America East Championships.
Perrodin will also compete for the Wildcats at IC4As. The sophomore sprinter has had a spring for the history books for UNH, posting six different school-record performances during the season. Perrodin has broken the 100-meter dash record three times for UNH, most recently racing to a time of 11.71 seconds and a fourth place finish at New England Championships. The sophomore has also run well with the 4x100-meter relay squad, which has bolted to three school-record performances of its own, most recently a 47.40 time in a sixth-place performance at New Englands.
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