PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Nate Gilcris of the Castleton men's track & field team was named the Little East Conference Rookie Field Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 24.
The recognition comes after Gilcris earned first place and broke the school record in the high jump at the Wesleyan Spring Classic on Saturday. His best jump of 1.90 meters (6'2.75") also qualified him for the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championships and is currently ranked 29th in the nation and third in the New England Region.
The freshman and dual-sport athlete (men's basketball) is in his first-ever season participating in track & field.
Castleton will compete next at the Saints Spring Breaker Open on Saturday at St. Lawrence University.