Just over two weeks after racing in the 2016 USA Track & Field Summer Olympic Trials in Oregon, rising senior sprinter Carly Muscaro (Ashland, Mass.) is headed to El Salvador to compete in the 2016 NACAC (North American, Caribbean & Central American) Under-23 Championships this weekend.
Muscaro, who was a semifinalist at the Olympic Trials two weekends ago, will now lace up with some of the top young talent not only in the United States, but in North America for the first time in her illustrious career. She will compete as a member of the 4×400-meter relay team and will race on Sunday at 11:35 a.m. (10:35 Eastern).
The Division II 400-meter dash national champion and 200-meter dash runner-up qualified thanks to her record-shattering time of 51.17 seconds in the former event back at the New England Championships in early May. She will join one other athlete for Team USA, along with two additional athletes each for the relay pool.
The NACAC Under-23 Championships is open to athletes who are 20, 21 or 22 in 2016 – or born in 1994, 1995 or 1996.--
Mike McMahon has covered Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune since 2006 and he also has been a senior writer at College Hockey News since 2005.
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