FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2016
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Merrimack rising senior Carly Muscaro won a gold medal for Team USA, racing in the 4x400-meter relay at the 2016 NACAC (North American, Caribbean & Central American) Under-23 Championships.
Muscaro, along with teammates Jaide Stepter (Southern California), Kiah Seymour (Kentucky) and Shakima Wimbley (Miami), finished with a time of 3:28.45, besting the Jamaican (3:32.06) and Canadian (3:44.45) national teams.
Muscaro, the two-time national champion, raced the first leg of the event.
The lone Division II student-athlete on the squad, Muscaro competed for her nation just two weeks after becoming a semifinalist in the 400-meter dash at the 2016 USA Track & Field Summer Olympic Trials in Oregon. 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.
The 4x400-meter relay occurred on the final day of the U23 Championships at the Jorge "El Magico" Gonzalez National Stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Information for this release provided by the Merrimack athletic communications staff
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