WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Merrimack College men's track & field team closed out its season in strong fashion this past weekend at Williams College as the Warriors delivered some impressive performances and saw records fall at the New England Championships aross Friday and Saturday.
Event: 2017 NEICAAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Host/Location: Williams College | Williamstown, Mass.
Team Rank: 20th/36
- The Warriors individual finishes would be highlighted by a pair of jumping performances, as graduate student Denzel Livingston (Billerica, Mass.), just a week removed from his first Northeast-10 Conference title in the long jump, would finish seventh in the same event with a 6.72m jump. Sophomore Michael Cuesta (South Portland, Maine) posted the same finish in the triple jump at New England's with a 14.04m jump.
- Livingston and Cuesta would also be joined by sophomores Jacob Robinson (Riverhead, N.Y.) and Aidan Friend (Mansfield, Mass.) to post the best finish of the day for Merrimack in the 4x100m relay, finishing fifth in the event with a time of 42.29.
- Robinson would also run in the 200m and 400m dashes at New England's, finishing 27th in the 400m (50.48) and registering a 16th-place finish in the 200m with a time of 22.07. Junior Connor Murphy (Paxton, Mass.) would add an 18th-place finish in the 800m, setting a new schol record at a time of 1:54.03.
- A pair of seniors closed out impressive careers at New England's on the track, as senior John Spencer (North Haven, Conn.) posted a 26th-place finish in his signature 110m hurdles at New England's with a time of 15.74. Senior captain Phil Harris (Plymouth, Mass.) closed out a career year with a 20th-place finish in the 5000m, recording a time of 15:23.09.
- Rounding out the Warriors' performances in the field, rookie Jake Fogarty (Methuen, Mass.) posted a 16th-place finish in the javelin throw in his first appearance at New England's with a personal-best 54.71m throw, the second best in school history. Classmate Kevin Russo (Wakefield, Mass.) finished 20th in the same event with a 52.26m throw.