Staten Island, NY - The Merchant Marine Outdoor Track & Field season officially opened over the weekend with both the men's and women's squad sending one thrower to the Wagner Invitational. Sara Ellenberger (Phoenix, AZ) set personal bests in both the discus and shot put events. On the men's side, David Del Corso (Bridgewater, NJ) placed ninth in the hammer throw.
Ellenberger finished 10th in a 16-competitor field in the shot put, establishing a career long throw of 6.96 meters. The junior came in 12th in the discus as she released a toss of 19.63 meters for her second personal best of the event.
In his first live action of the 2014 season, Del Corso posted a mark of 26.30 meters in the hammer throw.
The USMMA track & field teams will kick-off the 2014 outdoor season with a full squad this weekend at the Danny Curran Invitational.