Men’s Track Finishes Ninth at Northeast-10 Championships
BOSTON, Mass.- The Merrimack men's track team captured a ninth-place finish at the Northeast-10 Championships Thursday at the Reggie Lewis Center. Freshman Josh Henry (Westport, Conn.) earned all eight points for the Warriors.
Henry claimed second in the men's triple jump with a leap of 13.33 meters, a new personal record.
In the men's long jump, Jesse Fowler (Lynn, Mass.) reached 6.01 meters to finish 10th while Henry earned 12th with a distance of 5.96 meters. Ian Weaver (Brooklyn, Conn.) claimed seventh in the high jump, clearing 1.88 meters. Peter Early (Ward Hill, Mass.) finished 11th in the high jump, flopping over the bar at 1.73 meters.
Fowler and Early captured 13th and 16th, respectively, in the 55 meter dash. Fowler also finished 14th in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.70 seconds.
In the distance events, Myles Dechane (Danville, N.H.) finished 14th in the mile run, clocking in at 4:47.51. Harry Mullin (West Hartford, Conn.) crossed the finish line in 9:32.69 to earn 23rd in the 3,000 meter run. John Lawrence (Peabody, Mass.) led a trio of Warriors in the 5,000 meter run with a 15th-place finish. John Doherty (Chelmsford, Mass.) came in two spots behind Lawrence while Pat Lawlor (Haverhill, Mass.) finished 21st in the race.
"Our guys ran very well today against some great competition. We had some personal records achieved today which is always a positive and it shows that we are improving," said head coach Matt Pimentel.
The Warriors begin the spring outdoor season at the Northeastern University Husky Invitational March 19.