Coleman, Devereaux Capture First-Place Finishes as Women’s Track Shines at GBTC Meet
CAMBRIDGE, MA- Fiona Coleman (Windsor, CT) and Briana Devereaux (Londonderry, NH) each earned first-place finishes to lead the Merrimack women's track and field team at the Greater Boston Track Club meet Sunday.
Coleman won the 3,000 meter run with a time of 10:48, the eighth-fastest mark posted this season in the Northeast-10 Conference. She also qualified for the Northeast-10 Conference Championship, leading five Merrimack qualifiers. Kelsey Grimmer (Shelton, CT), Christina Fisher (Mansfield Center, CT), Meghan Brophy (Waltham, MA) and Ashley Sarris (Shelton, CT) all crossed the finish line with qualifying times.
Devereaux claimed the mile run title with a mark of 5:15, the fourth-best time turned in this year among league runners. Devereaux earned a spot at the Northeast-10 Championship meet with her performance. Freshman Chandler Ortega (Pittsfield, MA) also qualified in the mile run for Merrimack.
Collectively, the Warriors posted 13 qualifying times Sunday for the Northeast-10 Championship meet.
Desiree DeLeon (Salem, MA) and Leah Hall (Lynn, MA) both met the league standard in the 60 and 200 meter dashes while Mary Murphy (Boxborough, MA) also clocked in with a qualifying mark in the 60 meter dash.
Janelle Clarke (Springfield, MA) registered a qualifying leap in the triple jump for a spot at the league championship event, clearing 10.19 meters to claim fifth place.
"I was really proud of the number of great efforts put forth today by our team. It was great to see many runners qualify for the Northeast-10 Championships," said head coach Matt Pimentel.
Merrimack will return to the track January 28 as it takes part in the Terrier Classic held at the Reggie Lewis Center.