NEW HAVEN, CT – The Merrimack women's track and field team placed 9th this weekend in the Northeast-10 Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Merrimack began the meet with field events. Janelle Clark (Springfield, Mass.) was the only Warrior to compete in an event on the first day, competing in the triple jump event finishing 8th with a combined distance of 10.49 meters.
In the 5,000 meter run, the Warriors had three participants who all finished strongly. Anne Bajor (Methuen, Mass.) led the way for Merrimack with a near personal best time of 18:18.77. She would finish in 3rd place overall. Kelsey Grimmer (Shelton, Conn.) was next with a time of 19:11.00 followed by Ashley Sarris (Shelton, Conn.) at 19:21.00. They finished 9th and 11th overall respectively. Sarris also competed in the 3,000 meter steeplechase event and placed 4th with a time of 11:52.83. Christine Manfra (Stoneham, Mass.) recorded a time of 1:13.08 for the Warriors in the 400 meter hurdles event.
Rebecca Ainscow (Derry, NH) picked up a 5th place finish in the 10,000 meter run in a time of 40:30.03.
The final event of the season for the women's track and field team is the New England Championships which will be held next Saturday, May 12.