Spartans Finish Seventh at Middlebury Invitational

Spartans Finish Seventh at Middlebury Invitational

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Castleton men's track and field team picked up a seventh place finish in its second event of the season at Middlebury's Virtue Fieldhouse on the New Balance Foundation Track on Saturday afternoon.

The Spartans finished with 19 points on the day, just one point behind sixth-place Texas Lutheran. Middlebury placed first in the event, with 185 points, while Williams was second with 140 points.

Tayler Larmie finished fifth overall in the shot put, recording a throw of 12.26 meters. The freshman also finished sixth in the weight throw, tallying a distance of 12.32 meters on the day, picking up a combined 7 points.

Matt Donlon finished third in the heptathlon for Castleton to pick up six points. Donlon finished second in the shot put, 60-meter hurdles and pole vault throughout the event.

The Spartans picked up the remainder of their points with the 4x200-meter relay, finishing third with a time of 1:42.30. The team of Donlon, Sebastien Crowell, Jackson Dwyer and Canute Watson combined for the third-place time, narrowly missing out on the school record.

Watson set a new school record in the long jump at the meet, posting a distance of 5.25 meters. Crowell narrowly edged his previous record in the 400-meter dash, crossing with a time of 56.40 on the day. Justin Wilkinson was able to tie his own school record at today's event, clearing a height of 3.35 meters in the pole vault.

Castleton is back in action on February 19-20 at the Division III New England Championships.