Blair, Ajomale and Muscaro High Scorers At DII Indoor Championships

By Curtis Akey, USTFCCCA

March 15, 2017   

NEW ORLEANS – For the 2nd-straight year, Tiffin’s men’s program won the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. And for the 2nd-straight year, they had one of the meet’s highest scorer.

Thrower Coy Blair scored 20 points at the meet, earning High-Point Scorer honors, marking the 2nd-straight year an athlete from Tiffin did so. Blair joins Lamar Hargrove as having accomplished the feat.

But Blair had to share the award with another. Academy of Art sprinter Mobolade Ajomale turned in an incredible performance of his own to also score 20 points on the weekend.

Neither quite matched the point total of Merrimack’s Carly Muscaro, who took home the honors on the women’s side. The Warriors’ sprinter was a part of all 25 points scored by the team, totaling 21¼ on her own.

Blair was highly instrumental in the Dragon’s 2nd-consecutive indoor title, as the native of Nelsonville, Ohio, captured two NCAA Division II championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex. The redshirt-senior placed 1st in the shot put on the opening day of the meet, recording a throw of 18.91m (60-0½). He followed that performance with the weight throw title on the 2nd day of the meet with a mark of 21.44m (70-4¼) during his last throw.

Blair totaled 20 of the Dragons’ 63 team points.

Ajomale won the 6th and 7th individual championships in the history of Academy of Art’s men’s program. The product of Richmond Hill, Canada, successfully defended his 60 meter title with a mark of 6.60. He also won his 1st 200 meter title with a time of 21.05.

Ajomale scored all but seven of Academy of Art’s 27 team points, helping them finish a program 2nd-best 5th.

Merrimack finished 7th over the weekend after having never finished higher than 20th in the past, and that can be directly attributed to the native from Ashland, Massachusetts. Muscaro won her 2nd-straight 400 meter title in record fashion, as she posted a Division II indoor collegiate-best time of 51.78. However, she still had gas in the tank. Muscaro went out and won the 200 meter title with a time of 23.57. The senior closed out the meet by anchoring Merrimack’s 4×400 relay squad to a 4th-place finish.