Track and Field Announces 19 Commitments for 2019-20 Season

Track and Field Announces 19 Commitments for 2019-20 Season

CASTLETON, Vt. – Castleton University track and field head coach Jay Condon has announced the addition of 19 student-athletes to the program for the 2019-20 season, a class comprised of 12 men and seven women thus far.

Men
Izaya Balta
Balta comes to Castleton as a transfer from SUNY Adirondack. A native of Queensbury, N.Y., Balta has personal records of 38.74m (127'-10) in the discus and 11.61m (38'-08.05) in the shot put.
Coach Condon: "Izaya will add depth to our throws group, and build the discus event up.  We are excited for Izaya to be joining our program."

Kyle Bergstresser
Bergstresser, a graduate of Hillsboro-Deering High School in New Hampshire, joins the Spartans in the throwing department in the 2019-20 season. He has a personal record of 25.92m (85'-06) in the discus, something he will specialize in at Castleton.
Coach Condon: "Kyle is going to help add more depth to our already strong throws event group. With his focus on the discus, we will continue to improve in the area of throws. We are excited for Kyle to be joining our program."

Silas Diamond
Diamond, a sprinter out of Mount Mansfield Union High School, has personal records of 11.14 seconds in the 100-meter dash, and 23.54 seconds in the 200-meter dash—both of which would challenge for program records as it stands now.
Coach Condon: "Silas brings excitement and energy to our short sprints group. He will have an immediate impact in those events. We are excited for Silas to be joining our program."

William Greenough
Greenough comes to Castleton by way of Missisquoi Valley Union High School where he competed in long sprints for the Thunderbirds. He has a PR time of 1:00.54 in the 400-meter dash, while posting a personal-best of 12.54 seconds in the 100-meter dash.
Coach Condon: "Will is hard worker whose positive attitude will be contagious. He will be a part of our 4x400m Relay Team as enter the season. We are excited for Will to be joining our program."

Logan Kenny
Kenny, another Mount Mansfield Union High School product, comes to Castleton as a sprinter with personal records of 11.45 seconds in the 100-meter dash, 23.27 seconds in the 200-meter dash and 52.08 seconds in the 400-meter dash.
Coach Condon: "Logan is going to add to our long sprints group. His ability to move up and down the sprints events will be key for our relay teams. He is a solid addition to our program and we are excited to see what he can do. We are excited for Logan to be joining our program."

Jay Kilmartin
Kilmartin comes to Castleton from Hudson Falls, N.Y., where he was both a sprinter and jumper. Kilmartin posted personal records of 11.33 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 6.41m (21'-03) in the long jump.
Coach Condon: "I had the opportunity to coach Jay when he was in high school back in 2015. He enrolled in the Army right after high school, but if we can get him back to the form he was in during high school, he will have impact for us. We are excited for Jay to be joining our program."

Harrison Leombruno-Nicholson
Leombruno-Nicholson, a product of Mount Mansfield Union High School, adds to the Spartans' depth in the throws. He posted personal records of 50.60m (166'-03) in the javelin, while showing versatility with a PR of 18.35 in the 110-meter hurdles.
Coach Condon: "Harrison is an athlete who can do a lot of events for us. He has done the decathlon in the past, but we believe he will help the best in the javelin and the sprint hurdles for us. We are excited for Harrison to be joining our program."

Blake Mahar
Mahar, a native of Hudson Falls, N.Y., will bring experience in the javelin to the Spartans for the 2019-20 campaign. He has a personal record of 29.29m (96'10) in the event.
Coach Condon: "Blake will help add depth to our throws. We will look for him to learn and develop his technique, and we are excited for Blake to be joining our program."

Aidan Quimby
Quimby, a long sprinter from Mount Mansfield Union High School, has a personal record of 1:32.94 in the 600-meter dash and will add strong depth to Castleton's relay squads.
Coach Condon: "Aidan will add depth to our long sprints group and be a part of our 4x800m and 4x400m Relay Teams. We are excited for Aidan to be joining our program."

Ben Reid
Reid comes to Castleton from Hudson Falls, N.Y., where he competed in throwing events. He has a personal record of 14.05m (46'-10.5) in the shot put, while posting a personal-best mark of 32.31m (106'-00) in the discus.
Coach Condon: "Ben is a strong athlete we believe that he is coming into our throws program at the right time as add to that events already strong potential. We are excited for Ben to be joining our program."

Jarret Rock
Rock, a product of Oxbow High School, competes in both sprints and jumps. He has personal-record distances of 6.37m (20'10.75) in the long jump and 12.55m (41'-02) in the triple jump. He also has personal records of 11.52 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 23.44 seconds in the 200-meter dash.
Coach Condon: "Jarret is an all-round good athlete. He is going to help in many different events and play a part in our sprint relays. We are excited for Jarret to be joining our program."

Nick Strangis
Strangis, a thrower out of Valley Stream South High School, comes to Castleton with personal bests of 35.67m (117'-03) in the discus and 13.44m (44'-09.25) in the shot put.
Coach Condon: "Nick is coming in with a great group of young throwers. He is added to the event group and will continue to make our throwers some of the best in New England. We are excited for Nick to be joining our program."

Women

Maria Campo
Campo, a native of Essex, Vt., will add depth to Castleton's throwers. She has a personal record of 10.08m (33'-06.5) in the shot put and 9.76m (32'-07) in the weight throw.
Coach Condon: "Maria is a very powerful thrower who will lead the new wave of Spartan women Throwers. We are excited for Maria to be joining our program."

Layne Cronin
Cronin, out of Woodland High School in Connecticut, has personal records of 8.24m (27'-04) in the shot put, 18.29m (60'-02) in the discus and 22.89m (75'-09) in the javelin.
Coach Condon: "Layne is an all-around thrower. She can be put into any throwing event and do well and that was something we were looking for in this class. We are excited for Layne to be joining our program."

Carli Kipp
Kipp, a graduate of Mount Anthony Union High School, will compete in sprints for the Spartans in the coming season. She has a personal record of 7.98 seconds in the 55-meter dash, and a personal-best time of 49.58 in the 300-meter dash.
Coach Condon: "Carli will is a part of our growing women's short sprint and hurdles group. Carli is a versatile athlete who we believe can compete in all the sprint events. We are excited for Carli to be joining our program."

Giselle Rainville
Rainville, a native of Burlington, Vt., is an addition to Castleton's distance group that will provide immediate impact to both the track and cross country programs. She has a personal-best time of 5:25.91 in the 1500m and a time of 11:51.00 in the 3000m.
Coach Condon: "Giselle will add to the growing cross country and distance team. We think Giselle has a lot of potential and will play a big part in building the distance events here at Castleton. We are excited for Giselle to be joining our program."

Tessa Rubocki
Rubocki comes to Castleton by way of Edward Little High School in Maine. She has personal-best times of 10.01 seconds in the 55-meter hurdles, 17.44 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles, 8.29 seconds in the 55-meter dash and 14.10 seconds in the 100-meter dash.
Coach Condon: "Tessa can hurdle and compete in the shorts sprints. She will be a big part of those events as we move into the 2019-20 season. We are excited for Tessa to be joining our program."

Danielle Solomon
Solomon will fill a role that none other will during the 2019-20 season, as she projects to be the Spartans' lone pole vaulter. The Kennett High School product has a personal record of 2.30m (7'-06) in the event.
Coach Condon: "Danielle will be the only pole vaulter on the women's team as we build this area up for both the men and women. Danielle is a full of energy and will be a productive part of our track and field culture. We are excited for Danielle to be joining our program."

Keegan Tedd
Tedd, a graduate of Bristol Eastern High School in Connecticut, will add to Castleton's sprint group. She has personal records of 14.94 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 32.34 in the 200-meter dash.
Coach Condon: "Keegan will be one of the first to start and build the short sprints group here at Castleton. We haven't had too much of an impact in those events, and she will help to build those events. We are excited for Keegan to be joining our program."