MANSFIELD, Conn. – The Castleton University women's track and field team picked up two event victories, both in throwing events, as the Spartans finished in fourth place Friday at the Warrior Invitational, hosted by Eastern Connecticut State at the Mansfield Outdoor Complex.
Carley Patch finished first in the discus throw with a top mark of 32.24 meters (105' 9"). Meanwhile, Ally Stearns picked up right where she left off at the end of the indoor season, winning the hammer throw with a top effort of 37.40 meters (122' 8").
Iyanna Williams also scored points for the Spartans by finishing third in the discus throw with a mark of 29.27 meters (96'). Williams also finished fourth in the hammer throw with a mark of 32.83 meters (107' 8"), just ahead of teammate Mariah Jollie in fifth place with a toss of 27.75 meters (91').
In the javelin throw, Brianna Hake finished in second place with a top mark of 34.59 meters (113' 6"), just over one foot further than the third-place finisher.
On the track, Haley Kennedy won her heat and finished second overall in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:13.17, plus she crossed the finish line second in her heat of the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.00 seconds, ending up 10th overall.
In the sprints, Savanah Graves finished in seventh place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:09.40, just 14/100th of a second outside the top five. Sierra Ostrow-Remy finished eighth in the 100-meter dash in 13.81 seconds, and Christiana Carmichael finished ninth overall in the 200-meter dash in 28.82 seconds. The 4x100 meter relay team finished in fourth place with a time of 54.22 seconds.
As a team, the Spartans collected 52 points to finish in fourth place, ahead of conference rival Maine-Farmington. Southern Maine won the team title with 190 points, in front of host school Eastern Connecticut State with 180 points.
The Castleton University women's track and field team will head to Fitchburg, Mass., next Saturday, April 7, for the Jim Sheehan Memorial Invitational, hosted by Fitchburg State University.