The Mack Report

Muscaro Races at USTAF Jr. Outdoor Championships

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Merrimack College women’s track & field rising sophomore Carly Muscaro (Ashland, Mass.) continued to cement her spot as one of the nation’s premiere up-and-coming sprinters after an impressive performance at least weekend’s United States Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships.

The Division II runner-up in the 400m dash and Northeast-10 Conference and New England champion in the same event, Muscaro took her talents to Eugene, Oregon, to compete against the nation’s top high school standouts and college freshmen under the age of 20 and possibly earn a spot in the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships.

Muscaro made the trek to the Pacific Northwest over the holiday weekend and first participated in the 400m dash preliminary round on Saturday, July 5. The freshman sensation placed second in Heat 2 with a time of 54.98 seconds, earning a spot on Sunday’s finals.

Racing against Division I opponents from such prestigious programs such as Texas, Miami, Tennessee and Ohio State, Muscaro held her own in the 400m dash finals, ranking seventh with a time of 55.11 seconds to wrap up her incredible experience.

Muscaro raced at Hayward Field, the most famous track in the United States on a venue that countless Olympians and professional runners train on throughout the year. Hayward Field has a rich history of track & field, including the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials, USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships, the annual Nike Prefontaine Classic, NCAA Division I Championships and Pac-10/Pac-12 Conference Championships.

She will now return home and enjoy the remainder of the summer before returning to campus in August to begin training for what promises to be an even better sophomore season.