Track Teams Ready to Compete Against Beantown’s Best

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Merrimack men's and women's indoor track teams are set to compete at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational January 23 at the Gordon Track on the campus of Harvard University. This meet will mark the second time the Warriors ran at the Ivy League institution since opening the year at the Harvard Open December 11.

The Greater Boston Track Club Invitational is an open meet and annually draws some of the top runners in the world. The Warriors will be competing against runners from all levels.

Last time out, the Merrimack women claimed a sixth place finish at the Tufts Invitational while the men captured seventh at the meet.

Caitlin Kasala-Hallinan (Worcester, Mass.) shattered her personal-best by 40 seconds in the 5,000 meter run en route to a third-place finish. Ashley Bock (Sutton, Mass.), Julie Binney (South Easton, Mass.) and Kasey Pickett (Plymouth, Mass.) finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively. All four runners in the 5,000 meter run posted qualifying times for the Northeast-10 Championships.

John Doherty (Chelmsford, Mass.), Pat Lawlor (Haverhill, Mass.) and Nick Novaris (Plaistow, N.H.) claimed three of the top five slots in the 5,000 meter run. Doherty earned second with a time of 16:46.60, which qualifies him for the Northeast-10 Championships. Lawlor finished fourth and Novaris crossed the line in fifth in the 5,000 meter run.