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BOSTON, Mass. – In the team’s final tuneup before the Northeast-10 Championships next weekend, the Merrimack College men’s track & field team took part in the Boston University and MIT invitationals this past weekend.

The Basics
Boston University Invitational & MIT Invitational
Location: Boston University/MIT Indoor Track | Boston, Mass./Cambridge, Mass.

How It Happened
At BU on Saturday, junior Taylor Jean-Gilles (Woburn, Mass.) led the Warriors, clocking a time of 21.89 seconds in the 200 meters, which was 19th overall out of 202 runners, a new school record and also just .04 seconds of the NCAA provisional standard mark. Jean-Gillies also finished 22nd (out of 114) in the 60 meters, crossing the line in 7.09 seconds.

Continuing his stellar rookie season, which has seen him take Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week honors the past four weeks, freshman Kenny Clarke (Oakland, N.J.) finished 18th in the high jump, hitting a mark of 1.90 meters.

Senior distance runner Luis Cruz (Lawrence, Mass.) set a new Merrimack record in the mile with a time of 4:25.98 and freshman Keith Steinbrecher (Wading River, N.Y.)finished 4:30.83 in the mile, setting a personal record and also putting him third on the Merrimack all-time list in that event.

At MIT, Tommy Drover (Peabody, Mass.) placed fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 53.77 seconds, which is an NE-10 qualifier for next week. Christian Gentile (Melrose, Mass.) also qualified for the NE-10 Championships with a time of 2:06.58 in the 800 meters, which was eighth overall. Freshman Matt Mudgett (Lancaster, Mass.) hit a mark of 11.81 meters in the shot put, which was 10th overall and also a personal best.

Up Next
The Warriors will travel to the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston next week for the Northeast-10 Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday afternoon.

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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