Men's Track and Field Takes Ninth at Fitchburg State

Men's Track and Field Takes Ninth at Fitchburg State

FITCHBURG, Mass. – The Castleton men's track and field team was in action this afternoon, placing ninth overall with a total of 19.5 points as it competed in the Eric Loeschner Memorial Invitational at Elliot Field.

Grandon Smith led Castleton in the 800-meter run, setting a new program pace with a fifth-place time of 1:58.56.

Austin Beauregard was the top Spartan finisher in the 110-meter hurdles on the afternoon, placing fourth overall with a time of 17.41 seconds. He was also the top Spartan finisher in the 400-meter hurdles after crossing the line at 1:03.75.

Ryan Barry led the way for Castleton in the 100-meter dash, clocking in at 11.74 seconds for 13th place overall. Nick Reca crossed the line shortly after with a time of 12.06 seconds, good for 22nd place. Barry was also the top Spartan finisher in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.90 seconds. Matt Clark and Damien Peatman rounded out the top-three in the 200 for the Spartans, coming away with times of 24.49 seconds and 25.89 seconds, respectively.

Jack Schilder took sixth overall in the javelin with a distance of 46.75 meters, just ahead of teammate Clayton Bailey's seventh-place throw of 46.20 meters. Morgan Rainville also competed in the javelin throw, reaching a distance of 36.64 meters.

Tayler Larmie led Castleton in two throwing events. He took ninth in the shot put with a distance of 12.64 meters, before taking 12th in the discus with a distance of 31.61 meters. Rainville placed 10th in the shot put with a 12.29-meter throw and reached a distance of 12.57 meters in the discus.

Matt Donlon led Castleton in the pole vault, placing fifth overall with a height of 3.65 meters.

Worcester State took first overall at the meet with a points total of 170.5. Southern Maine placed second with 96 points, while host Fitchburg State rounded out the top-three with a total of 77 points.  

The Spartans are back in action Saturday for the Vern Cox Invitational at Springfield.