Tufts Invite On Tap for Track Teams

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.- The Merrimack men's and women's indoor track teams are ready to compete at the Tufts Invite January 15 at the Gantcher Center. The Warriors have been idle since running at the Harvard Open December 11.

At the first-ever indoor track meet for Merrimack, nine athletes qualified for the Northeast-10 Conference Championships.

On the women's side, Anne Bajor (Methuen, Mass.) owns the top time in the women's mile among all conference runners with a time of 5:27.39. Ashley Sarris (Shelton, Conn.) and Julie Binney (South Easton, Mass.) also qualified for the league championships in the mile. Caitlin Kasala-Hallinan (Worcester, Mass.) posted the best time in the 3,000 on the squad this season, clocking in at 11:41.16 at the Harvard Open. Along with Kasala-Hallinan, Ashley Bock (Sutton, Mass.) and Kacey Pickett (Plymouth, Mass.) have solidified spots in the women's 3,000 field at the NE-10 meet.

Harry Mullin (West Hartford, Conn.) and John Lawrence (Peabody, Mass.) have both qualified for the conference championships in the men's 3,000 meter run. The Warriors have three runners who are near the qualifying mark for the Northeast-10 meet. Evan Mercier (Burlington, Mass.) is Merrimack's lone qualifier in the men's mile so far this season. Mercier posted a time of 4:48.58 for the right to compete at the Northeast-10 Championships.