NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Freshman Trevor Rose broke the school record in the shot put and posted a Division III New England Region Championship qualifying mark as the Castleton men's indoor track and field team opened its season at the Smith Winter Invitational at Smith College on Saturday.
Rose took home first-place honors in the shot put and a regional-qualifying distance of 13.44 meters (44'1.25") to break the record. Castleton swept the top three spots in the event and five out of the top-seven in the field of 14. Rose's teammate, and former school record holder (13.33 meters - 12/9/17), Morgan Rainville finished second with a throw of 13.21 meters (43' 4.25"). Senior Tayler Larmie was third at 12.43 meters (40'9.5"). Meanwhile, sophomore Caleb Davidson was fifth (11.83 meters, 38'9.75") and freshman Ben Forte was seventh (10.75 meters, 35'3.25").
Larmie also placed second in the weight throw with a distance of 13.77 meters (45'2.25").
Ryan Barry ran a 7.52-second 60-meter dash to finish 13th, while Dakota Garrow was Castleton's top-finisher in the 400-meter, placing ninth in 55.81 seconds. In the 800-meter, Avery Barrino and Justin Perretta clocked in seventh and eighth with runs of 2:25.81 and 2:27.13, respectively. Perretta was also sixth in the mile with a time of 5:17.66.
The Spartans will compete next at the Saints Holiday Relays next Saturday hosted by St. Lawrence University.