Throwers Feature Men's Track and Field at Fitchburg State

Throwers Feature Men's Track and Field at Fitchburg State

FITCHBURG, Mass. – Morgan Rainville and Tayler Larmie each claimed first place finishes in respective throwing events to lead the Castleton men's track and field team in the non-scoring Eric Loeschner Invitational on Saturday at Fitchburg State.

Rainville set a new school record in the shot put with a launch of 13.00 meters to take first place overall out of 16 competitors. Brodie Talbot finished closely behind in second with a top mark of 12.94 meters, while Larmie placed fourth after notching a 12.15-meter heave.

Larmie blasted off a 42.84-meter toss in the hammer throw to take first place out of eight competitors. Larmie's distance was over eight meters further than the nearest competitor.

Talbot continued to dominate in the discus, as he led the Spartans and claimed second place overall with a top mark of 39.24 meters. Rainville came in sixth (31.12m), just ahead of Larmie in eighth (29.94m) to round out the Spartans in the event.

Ryan Barry and Nick Reca led Castleton on the track with a pair of top 10 finishes in the short sprints. Barry came in sixth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.82 seconds to pace the Spartans. Reca placed 10th after crossing the line in 12.21 seconds, just ahead of Canute Watson in 14th (12.43s).

Reca led the Spartans in the 200-meter dash as he clocked in at 24.56 seconds to place sixth. Barry brought home 10th place with a time of 24.88 seconds. Austin Beauregard highlighted Castleton in the hurdles, placing second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.69 and coming in third in the 110-meter hurdles with a mark of 17.21 seconds.

Castleton returns to action next Sunday, April 29, for the North Atlantic Conference Championships at Colby-Sawyer.