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Three Spartans Compete at Track & Field New England Regionals

Three Spartans Compete at Track & Field New England Regionals

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. –Seniors Ally Stearns and Tayler Larmie as well as freshman Nate Gilcris represented Castleton at the NCAA Division III Track & Field New England Regionals over the weekend. Williams College hosted the three-day event. 

Gilcris earned the top finish as he placed eighth in the high jump. He cleared 1.93 meters (6'4") on his second attempt but failed to reach 1.98 meters (6'6") in the subsequent round. Gilcris ends his rookie season - his first year as a track & field athlete – with the program record in the event at 1.95 meters (6'4.75"). 

Larmie placed 18th in the men's hammer throw event to end his collegiate career. Landing just shy of his personal best and program record, his heave on his opening attempt measured in at 45.99 meters (150'11"). Larmie ends his career as the program record-holder in the event at 46.63 meters (153'0"). He also owns the program's best result in the weight throw (indoor) at 14.53 meters (47'8").

Stearns was also 18th in the hammer throw on the women's side, reaching a distance of 36.74 meters (120'6"). The score came on her third attempt after fouling in her first two throws. Stearns ends her career with the program record in the weight throw (indoor) at 14.74 meters (48'4.5").

The Castleton track & field program will enter its fifth year since returning as a varsity sport in for the winter indoor season.