Men's Track and Field Places Fourth at NAC Championships

Men's Track and Field Places Fourth at NAC Championships

NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Castleton men's track and field team used eight top five finishes to claim fourth place overall at the North Atlantic Conference Championships on Sunday at the Sally Shaw Veitch Track and Field on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College.

Castleton earned a total of 49 points, behind Husson (198), Colby-Sawyer (182), and UMaine-Farmington (127). Johnson State and UMaine-Presque Isle tied for fifth with 12 points, while Lyndon State rounded out the rankings in seventh with eight points.

The Spartans were once again led by their strong throwing department.

Morgan Rainville set a new school record in the shot put for the second consecutive week. On his final heave of the day, Rainville sent a 13.05-meter launch to place third overall and eclipse his previous personal-best mark by a half-meter. The junior also paced the squad in the javelin with a throw of 40.93 meters to place fifth.

Brodie Talbot continued his dominance in the discus, earning the highest score and finishing second only behind the leader from SUNY Delhi. The freshman collected 10 points with a launch of 41.95 meters. Jackson Dwyer earned a strong finish in the event, coming in sixth with a top mark of 33.98 meters. 

Tayler Larmie picked up a third place finish in the hammer throw with a top mark of 45.26 meters. Talbot earned a sixth place finish (36.30m) to round out the Spartans in the event.

Ryan Barry and Nick Reca came away with a pair of top five finishes in the 100-meter dash finals to lead the Spartans. Barry clocked in at 11.633 seconds to place third, while Reca crossed the line in fifth with a time of 11.86 seconds. Barry also paced Castleton in the 200-meter dash with an eighth place finish in 24.22 seconds, just ahead of Reca in 14th with a time of 25.02 seconds. 

Oliver Rodgers and Carter Kline paced Castleton in the mid-distance sprints. Rodgers crossed the line in seventh in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:17.55, while Kline clocked in at 4:59.44 to place ninth in the 1500-meter run.

Austin Beauregard continued his success in the 110-meter hurdles, crossing the line in second with a time of 16.15 seconds to tie his own school record. Caleb Lisai led Castleton in the high jump after clearing 1.63 meters to place fourth.

Talbot (Discus) and Beauregard (110-meter hurdles) will continue their seasons at the New England Division III Championships on Friday, while Larmie (Hammer throw) will compete in the regionals on Saturday at MIT.