CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The first indoor track meet in the history of Merrimack College saw a number of outstanding performances by the men's indoor track team. The Warriors had three runners post Northeast-10 Conference championship qualifying times at the Harvard Open.
Any runner could enter into the event. Many colleges were represented as well as running clubs. There were also a number of unaffiliated runners competing.
Merrimack had four runners finish in the top 50 of the 3,000 meter run. Harry Mullin (West Hartford, Conn.) lead the way with a 35th place finish. John Lawrence (Peabody, Mass.) turned in a 40th place finish while John Doherty (Chelmsford, Mass.) came across the line in 45th.
Evan Mercier was the Warriors' top runner in the mile run. Mercier claimed a 67th place finish with a time of 9:23.25.
Mercier, Mullin and Lawrence all turned in qualifying times for the Northeast-10 Conference championships in February.
"Both the men and women competed very well today. We had a team goal of qualifying as many individuals for the NE-10 meet as possible," said head coach Matt Pimentel. "We went into today's race with only two weeks of running behind us. The next four weeks of training will be key for both teams. When we return from winter break we hope to achieve more personal bests at Tufts on January 15th. "
Merrimack is idle until January 15 when it takes part in the Tufts Invite.
MEN'S 1 MILE RUN
67 – Evan Mercier
77 - Jason LeFavor
92 – Myles Dechane
94 – Brendan Mormile
MEN'S 3,000 METER RUN
35 – Harry Mullin
40 – John Lawrence
45 – John Doherty
48 – Pat Lawlor
64 – Nick Novaris