May 4, 2013

Men's Track & Field in Fourth Place after Day One of America East Championships

VESTAL, N.Y. – The University of New Hampshire men's track and field team took fourth place with 45 points after day one of the America East Championships. The two-day event is being held at Binghamton University.

UMBC and Albany are tied for first place with 51 points after day one of competition while Binghamton is in third with 47 points. Maine (22), Vermont (9) and Stony Brook (9) round out the remainder of the field.

Freshman Luke Miller (Birdsboro, Pa.) took first place in the preliminary round of the 1,500 meter run, crossing the line at a time of 3:54.25. John Prizzi (Wycoff, N.J.) took gold in the finals of the 3,000 meter steeplechase. The sophomore broke the tape with a time of 9:12.24.

Senior Chris Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) emerged as the America East champion in the hammer throw finals. He hit a mark of 56.80 meters to earn the title. Sophomore Thomas Bove emerged victorious in the grueling decathlon, totaling 3,348 points through the 10 events.

Senior Jessie Swink (Groton, Conn.) earned silver in the javelin, hurling the javelin a distance of 53.73 meters.

Nicholas Sullivan (Newport, N.H.) earned a third-place finish in the 200 meter dash, crossing the line with a time of 21.96 in the event. He will be the third seed in the finals portion of the event on Sunday.

Senior Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) also earned third place in the 800 meter run, clocking in with a time of 1:53.38. Cory Sinotte (Hooksett, N.H.) took third in the 10,000 run. He crossed the line with a time of 31.53.40 in the finals portion of the event. 

The America East Championships will conclude on Sunday, May 5. The events start at 9 a.m. with the decathlon.

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