Balanced Performances Pace Men to 10th-Place Finish at NE-10’s
BOSTON – Guided by strong performances from sophomore Anthony Arcari (Tewksbury, Mass.), as well as graduate student Ethan Weaver (Brooklyn, Conn.), the Merrimack men's track and field team posted a 10th-place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.
In just its third year as a varsity program, the Merrimack men continued to show continual improvement in a season full of new milestones. Earlier this winter, Merrimack won its first-ever meet at the Southern Maine Invitational, and on Saturday the Warriors posted another strong performance, earning 10 team points to finish ahead of 11th-place Assumption.
The Navy and Gold earned a trio of team points in the 60m dash, as the underclassmen duo of Arcari and freshman Denzel Livingston (Billerica, Mass.) finished in seventh and eighth, respectively, in the event. Arcari ran to a final time of 7.14, just ahead of Livingston, who finished with a time of 7.23.
Arcari just finished outside of the scoring field in the 200m, as the sophomore sprinter posted a 13th-place finish with a time of 23.12.
Moving to the 400m, graduate student Ian Weaver (Brooklyn, Conn.) finished one spot outside of the top 10, running to a final margin of 50.86, good for 11th place overall.
Finally, twin brother Ethan Weaver posted the best individual performance for the Warriors on the day, running to a fourth-place finish in the 500m, notching a side-best five team points with his final time of 1:07.14 in the event.
Freshman Aaron Maurais (Hopedale, Mass.) was impressive in the 5,000m race, finishing just outside of the scoring field with a time of 15:29.75, good for 10th place overall.
Additionally, the Warrior 4x400m relay team earned two more team points, finishing in seventh with a time of 3:29.93 altogether.
In the long jump, Livingston posted a 10th-place finish, tenths of a meter shy of earning team points while finishing with a final distance of 6.40m. The rookie leaper also earned a 12th-place finish in the triple jump, posting a distance of 12.64m.
Merrimack returns to action at the New England Championships next weekend. The event will take place on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23.