BRIDGEWATER, MA – The Merrimack men's track and field team competed on Saturday afternoon at the Bridgewater State Bears Invite. The Warriors picked up nine top three performances on the afternoon.
" Our athletes came ready to compete today," said head coach Matt Pimentel. "We had some solid performances, including several life time bests. It was great to start the season with several top three finishes."
Junior Jesse Fowler (Lynn, Mass.) picked up the Warriors lone first place finish on Saturday as he won the 100 meter dash in a time of 11.04 seconds, just .04 seconds slower than his personal best and school record of 11.00 seconds. Fowler also picked up a third place finish in the 200 meter dash in a time of 22.48 seconds.
Ethan Weaver (Brooklyn, CT) and brother Ian Weaver (Brooklyn, CT) picked up second and third place finishes respectively in the 400 meter run. They finished with times of 50.73 seconds and 51.13 seconds respectively.
Junior Nour Shahin (Peabody, Mass.) took second place in the discus throw with a distance of 42.38 meters. Shahin also took a third place finish in the shot put contest with a distance of 13.74 meters.
Merrimack had two relay teams collect second place finishes on the afternoon as the 4 x 100 meter team recorded a time of 43.93 seconds and the 4 x 400 meter team finished with a time of 3:32.71, .22 seconds away from setting a school record.
Freshman Evan Braz (Peabody, Mass.) came in 10th place in the 1,500 meter run in a time of 4:26.19 while sophomore Jason LeFavor (Sandwich, Mass.) finished in ninth place in the 5,000 meter run in a time of 16:50.73.
John Doherty (Chelmsford, Mass.) ran the 10,000 meter run at Northeastern earlier in the day and set a personal best with a time of 33:18.
Next up, Merrimack will compete in the Snowflake classic on Saturday March 31.