Men’s Cross Country Races to 11th Place Finish at NCAA East Regional
BOSTON, MA- Competing in the Division II East Regional at Franklin Park, the Warriors captured a 11th place finish. The team posted a cumulative time of 2:52:32.
Freshman Evan Braz (Peabody, MA) capped off an impressive first season, finishing first for Merrimack in a time of 33:34.1. Braz's finish was good for 41st overall and he was the only Warrior runner to finish inside the top fifty. Classmate Luis Cruz (Lawrence, MA) also capped off his freshman campaign in style, finishing second for Merrimack in a time of 34:19.5.
"I considered this a little disappointing but it was still a good effort" said head coach Chris Cameron, of his teams performance. He noted the rise in distance from 5k to 6k could have effected the teams times.
Juniors Harry Mullin (West Hartford, CT) and John Lawrence (Peabody, MA) continued their solid years, finishing seconds apart in 69th and 73rd place, respectively, Mullin ran a time of 34:24.7 and Lawrence crossed the line in 34:33.7. Senior John Doherty (Chelmsford, MA) was next up finishing in a time of 35:40.7, good for 105th.
Rounding out the field for Merrimack were junior Pat Lawlor (Haverhill, MA) and freshman Mike McGee (Westford, MA). Lawlor posted a 109th place finish in 35:53.2 with McGee finishing in 36:34.6, giving the freshman a 123rd place finish.
This concludes a solid season for the Warriors cross-country squad. Many of the runners will be back in action with the indoor track team this winter and outdoor track in the spring.