CANTON, N.Y. –Tayler Larmie broke the school record and earned a NCAA Division III New England Region Championships qualifier in a winning effort in the hammer throw to lead the Castleton men's track & field team at the Saints Ice Breaker Open at St. Lawrence University on Saturday.
Larmie's heave of 46.63 meters (153'0") broke his own record of 46.43 meters set in 2018. He joins Nate Gilcris as the two Spartan qualifiers thus far.
Gilcris followed up his LEC Rookie of the Week performance with three top-four showings. He was third (second collegiate) in the long jump at a distance of 5.90 meters (19'4.25"). He also finished fourth in the high jump (1.80 meters, 1'10.75") and sixth in the 100-meter dash (11.95 seconds).
Michael McKoy was the first Spartan finisher in the 100-meter dash, and third overall (second collegiate) in the field of 21 with a time of 11.62 seconds. He was also eighth out of 18 in the 200-meter dash in 24.67 seconds and ninth (eighth collegiate) in the long jump at 5.42 meters (17'9.5").
Joseph Ouimet (3.20 meters, 10'6") and Ryan Boeke (2.75 meters, 9'0.25") took home first and second place, respectively, in the pole vault. Ouimet was also 12th in the 100-meter dash (12.21 seconds) and 16th in the 200-meter dash (25.81 seconds).
Clayton Bailey took second place out of nine in the javelin with a distance of 41.71 meters (136'10"). Caleb Davidson earned fifth place in the discus with a toss of 43.31 meters (112'7") and placed sixth in the shot put (11.48 meters, 37'8").
As a team, Castleton finished with 62 points to place third in the team totals. The host, St. Lawrence, won the team title with 224 points, followed by Plattsburgh (124), Herkimer County CC (95). Potsdam rounded out the scoring with 11 total points.
The Spartans will be back in action on Saturday, April 6 at the Jim Sheehan Memorial Invitational hosted by Fitchburg State.