Men's Track and Field Places Fourth at NAC Championship

Men's Track and Field Places Fourth at NAC Championship

NEW LONDON, N.H. -  The Castleton men's track and field team captured a fourth-place finish at the North Atlantic Conference Championship on a cold and rainy Sunday at Colby-Sawyer's Sally Shaw Veitch Track and Field.

The Spartans collected 91 points as a team, finishing closely behind Husson's third-place total of 116 points. Colby-Sawyer took first place with 216 total points, while UMaine-Farmington earned a second-place finish 127 points. Green Mountain (22), Lyndon (13), and Johnson State (2) took the final three spots.

Three Spartans landed atop the leaderboard in an event, as Grandon Smith, Austin Beauregard, and Tayler Larmie each captured first-place finishes.

Smith continued his strong performance in the 800-meter run, as he set a new meet record to take first overall with a time of 1:59.37. He also shattered the program record in the 5,000-meter run with a third-place time of 15:48.53. Daniel Burke competed in the 800-meter run and clocked in at 2:23.18, good for 11th overall. 

Beauregard clocked in at 17.20 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles to place first overall, while also earning a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:01.53.

Larmie landed a first-place finish in the hammer throw with a new meet and program-record distance of 41.45 meters. The sophomore also earned a top-five finish in the shot put, placing fourth overall with a heave of 12.08 meters. Freshman Morgan Rainville led the Spartans in two throwing events with a pair of personal best marks. He marked a 12.62- meter throw in the shot put to place third overall, while earning a sixth-place finish in the discus with a 28.62-meter heave.  

Ryan Barry took second overall in the 100-meter dash with a personal-best time of 11.63 seconds, finishing only behind Colby-Sawyer's Rasheed Foster for the top spot. Damien Peatman and Isaiah Pearson finished back-to-back in the sprint with identical times of 12.41 seconds, just ahead of Nick Reca's time of 12.43 seconds.

The Spartans had a pair of top-five finishers in the javelin, as Jack Schilder and Clayton Bailey placed fourth and fifth, respectively, with top throws of 44.27 and 43.41 meters.

Matt Clark set a new personal best in the 400-meter dash, crossing the line at 53.39 seconds to place fifth overall. Robert Novobilsky clocked in shortly after with a personal-best time of 55.86 seconds, just ahead of Sebastien Crowell's mark of 57.43 seconds. Clark also led the Spartans in the 200-meter dash, placing ninth overall with a time of 24.22 seconds. 

Nathan Bedell led Castleton in the long jump, setting a new personal-best mark with a distance of 5.35 meters, finishing just ahead of Vytas Nielsen's distance of 5.28 meters. Antonio Nassivera and Nielsen finished back-to-back in the triple jump with distances of 10.48 and 10.27 meters, respectively.