Merrimack Track Posts Six First-Place Finishes at Tufts Snowflake Classic

MEDFORD, Mass. – The Merrimack College men’s and women’s track & field teams shined in their second outdoor meet of the season as the Warriors posted six first-place finishes and four new school records at the Tufts Snowflake Classic at Tufts University on Saturday.

The Basics
 Tufts Snowflake Classic | 
Top Finishers:
 Women: Muscaro (1st – 100m), Downey (1st – HJ), MacGregor (1st – TJ) | Men: Robinson (1st – 200m), Clarke (1st – LJ), 4x100m (1st)
 Tufts University | Medford, Massachusetts

What They Said
Head coach Jacky Mendes, “The Snowflake Classic was a great test for the Warriors. Even with rough weather conditions these athletes toughened up and persevered. An NCAA provisional qualifier, NEICAAA qualifier, 4 school records, 6 first place marks, and countless personal bests made for a great meet. We are very much looking forward to continuing this success at AIC.”

How It Happened
The Warriors put together one of their most complete outings at the Tufts Snowflake Classic, as the teams saw success from a plethora of athletes. In her first meet since winning the National Championship in the 400m dash, junior captain Carly Muscaro (Ashland, Mass.) ran in the 100m dash at Tufts, winning the event with a school-record time of 11.69, which is also an NCAA Provisional Qualifying time.

Junior Olivia Downey (Melrose, Mass.) also notched a first-place finish for the Warriors in the high jump with a 1.48m jump. Freshman Samantha Pineo (South Windsor, Conn.) and junior Kathryn Skotnicki (Haddon Heights, N.J.) each tied for second in the event with 1.43m jumps.

Sophomore Lauren MacGregor (Salem, N.H.) recorded the third first-place finish for the women, winning the triple jump with a 10.78m jump.

On the men’s side, freshman Jacob Robinson (Riverhead, N.Y.) continued his impressive rookie campaign with a first-place finish the 200m dash, setting a new school record in the event at 22.13, which qualifies him for the New England Championships.

Sophomore Kenny Clarke (Oakland, N.J.) posted his own top finish in the long jump, winning the event with a 6.71m jump. Senior Denzel Livingston (Billerica, Mass.) finished right behind him in second with a 6.63m jump.

The final first-place finish of the meet for the Warriors came from the men’s 4x100m relay team of Clarke, Livingston, junior John Braga (North Reading, Mass.) and freshman Michael Cuesta(South Portland, Maine), winning the event with a time of 43.57.

Up Next
The Warriors return to competition next weekend at American International

About the Author

Mike McMahon
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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