March 28, 2012

Season Recap: Men’s Indoor Track & Field Builds on Success in Second Season

The Merrimack men's indoor track and field team broke 12 school records in its second year of competition. The Warriors capped off the 2011-12 campaign with an eighth-place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships, improving upon last season's ninth-place finish.

Merrimack posted 21 Northeast-10 qualifying marks this year, led by Ethan Weaver (Brooklyn, CT) and Luis Cruz (Lawrence, MA) with three each.

Jesse Fowler (Lynn, MA) claimed sixth in the 55 meter dash to lead the Warriors' sprint corps at the Northeast-10 Championships. He also qualified for the New England Championships in the 60 meter and 200 meter dashes.

Ethan Weaver turned in a seventh-place finish in the 500 meter run at the Northeast-10 Championships before capturing 15th in the event at the New England Championships with a personal best time.

Merrimack's distance medley relay quartet of Evan Braz (Peabody, MA), Joey Smith (Medfield, MA), Ethan Weaver and Cruz picked up a sixth-place finish at the league championship meet.

The Warriors claimed three top-10 finishes in the field events at the Northeast-10 Championships. Ian Weaver (Brooklyn, CT) grabbed sixth in the high jump while Anthony Baccini (Billerica, MA) earned sixth in the triple jump. Nour Shahin (Peabody, MA) turned in a seventh-place finish in the shot put.

"The men's team definitely took a step forward this indoor season, highlighted by scoring in multiple disciplines in one of the strongest conference meets in the country.  We hope to see the entire team progress as we head in to the outdoor season," said head coach Matt Pimentel.

Merrimack expanded its roster from 17 to 24 athletes this season and will look to add more depth next winter.