Track & Field Wins Four Events at Regis Pride Classic Sunday
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WESTON, Mass. – Highlighted by victories in four separate events, the Merrimack College men's and women's track & field teams competed in their final tuneup prior to the Northeast-10 Conference Championship, as the Warriors took part in the Regis Pride Classic on Sunday afternoon at Regis College
Meet: Regis Pride Classic
Top Performers: Sarah May (800m) | John Spencer (110m H) | 4x400m Women's Relay | Emily Mauro (Pole Vault)
Location: Regis College | Weston, Mass.
How It Happened
Four events were won by the Warriors on Sunday, including three on the women's side, highlighting another solid day of competition for the Navy and Gold in their last regular season race of the spring.
On the women's side, sophomore Sarah May (Peabody, Mass.) locked up a victory in the 800m run, winning the event with a final time of 2:29.45 seconds. That mark was just ahead of freshman Emily Mauro (Northborough, Mass.), who placed second in 2:30.36, less than a second behind May.
In field events, Mauro claimed her first collegiate victory in the pole vault after out-jumping the field of nine other competitors. Her final distance of 2.90m stood as the top distance, ahead of third-place Sarah Muolo (Stoneham, Mass.) and fourth-place Samantha Dee (Bedford, N.H.).
The women's 4x400m relay team also locked up a victory after topping Husson by nearly 15 seconds, finishing in 4:03.08.
On the men's side, John Spencer (North Haven, Conn.) claimed the lone Warrior win in the 110m hurdle race; his time of 15.95 seconds was nearly a full second faster than the next-closest competitor.
Other highlights from Sunday included a top-three finish in the women's 400m by sophomore Bethany Labossier (Derry, N.H.), who placed third in 1:01.96 seconds. Classmate Kristin Schmidt (Athens, N.Y.) did likewise in the 1500m with a third-place time of 5:00.63, while freshman Sarah Barnett (Bridgewater, Mass.) ranked third in the high jump with a 1.52m distance and sophomore Lauren Witzgall (North Reading, Mass.) was the runner-up in the triple jump with a distance of 9.49m.
On the men's side, junior Anthony Arcari (Tewksbury, Mass.) was the runner-up in the 100m dash after finishing in 11.31 seconds, while junior Luis Cruz (Lawrence, Mass.) did likewise in the 800m run (1:59.11). Finally, freshman Tommy Drover (Peabody, Mass.) placed second in the javelin throw with a final distance of 52.73m.
With six regular season meets in the books, the Warriors will now turn their sights to the Northeast-10 Conference Championship hosted by Stonehill College this weekend. The two-day event, which spans May 2-3, begins Friday and concludes Saturday.