CASTLETON, Vt. – On Sunday, Castleton will compete in the first-ever North Atlantic Conference Men's Track and Field Championship hosted by Colby-Sawyer.
Castleton, Colby-Sawyer, UMaine-Farmington, Green Mountain, Husson, Johnson State, and New England College will all be competing with men's and women's varsity teams, while Lyndon and Thomas will compete with men's and women's club teams. Club teams will not be scored in the championships.
The Spartans' throwers have been strong all season, as Tayler Larmie and Jackson Dwyer rank Nos. 1 and 2 in the NAC in the hammer throw. The duo ranks second and third in both the shot put and the discus, while Dwyer sits at the No. 5 seed in the javelin. Castleton has five competitors seeded in the top 10 in the javelin, led by the No. 1 seed Bowen Lord.
Grandon Smith has been the top runner for Castleton, leading the way in the middle distance events. The sophomore is seeded second in both the 800 and 1,500-meter events, ranking behind Colby-Sawyer's Brandon Legendre in both events. Jonah Lavigne is the No. 5 seed in the 5,000-meter run for Castleton.
Austin Beauregard and Matt Donlon are both highly-seeded in the hurdle events, as Beauregard is the No. 2 seed in the 110-meter hurdles. Beauregard is also the third seed in the 400-meter hurdles, while Donlon ranks seventh and fifth in the 110 and 400-meter hurdles, respectively.
Israel Dudley is the top jumper for the Spartans, as he is the No. 2 seed in the high jump at 1.78 meters. Justin Wilkinson is the tied for the No. 2 seed in the pole vault, clearing 3.65 meters to qualify. Donlon is the No. 5 seed in the same event, as he completed a 3.20-meter vault to qualify.