May 7, 2011

Men’s Track Finishes Ninth at Northeast-10 Championships

LOWELL, MA – In its first season of competition, the Merrimack men's outdoor track and field team placed ninth out of 11 teams at the Northeast-10 Championships over the weekend.

In all, Merrimack totaled 30 points for the championship, four behind Bentley for eighth place. Southern Connecticut won the title, with Stonehill second and AIC third.

Jesse Fowler (Lynn, MA) placed third in the 200 meters, earning six points for the Warriors and finished sixth in the 100 meters, scoring three points. Fowler also placed fifth in the triple jump in 12.9 meters, earning four points for a total of 13 points individually on the day.

The 4x100 relay team of Fowler, Ian Weaver (Brooklyn, CT), Ethan Weaver (Brooklyn, CT) and Peter Early (Ward Hill, MA) took third in 42.85, picking up another six points.

Harry Mullin (West Hartford, CT) finished sixth in the 3000 meter steeplechase in 10:40.77, while the 4x400 relay team of Ethan Weaver, Ian Weaver, Mullin and Brendan Mormile (West Haven, CT) was sixth in 3:35.43.

Ian Weaver and Early finished seventh and eighth respectively in the high jump, earning a combined total of three points. Anthony Baccini placed seventh in the triple jump for two points.

On day 1 of the Northeast-10 Championships, Fowler led the way for the men's outdoor track team, qualifying for the finals in the 100 meters. Fowler finished second in his heat in 11:29 to qualify for the finals, which will take place Saturday. Fowler was sixth overall in the 100 meters, with the top eight earning points in Saturday's final.

Elsewhere, Baccini was 14th in the long jump, while John Doherty (Chelmsford, MA) was Merrimack's top runner in the 10,000 meters placing 15th.