FITCHBURG, Mass. – The Castleton women's track and field team enjoyed a strong performance Saturday afternoon, setting four new program records on its way to a fifth-place finish overall at the Eric Loeschner Memorial Invite at Fitchburg State.
14 Spartans placed in the top-10 on the day, led by Brielle DeBaise, who earned four of her own in four different events. The senior took second overall out of 39 competitors in the discus throw with a distance of 33.90 meters. She took third in the hammer throw with a new school record distance of 41.12 meters, before capturing seventh place finishes in both the shot put and javelin. Her 10.34-meter throw in the shot put also set a new program record.
Kaylyn Crompton led Castleton in the distance running, setting a new program record with a second-place time of 5:05.54 in the 1500-meter run. Miranda Messeck took 14th place overall after clocking in at 5:43.55. Elizabeth Bassette led the Spartans in the 800-meter run, taking fourth overall with a tme of 2:27.68.
Haley Kennedy led the way for Castleton in the 400-meter hurdles, shattering the school record with a fourth-place time of 1:11.43. Marissa Langley brought home second in the pole vault, marking her program-best mark for the second consecutive week with a height of 2.65 meters.
Ally Stearns took sixth overall in the hammer throw with a 38.67-meter throw, while Iyanna Williams picked up a top-10 in the hammer with a ninth-place throw of 35.30 meters. Carley Patch and Williams each earned a top-10 placement in the discus, taking seventh and eighth overall with distances of 31.31 and 30.39 meters, respectively.
Christiana Carmichael led Castleton in the jumping disciplines, taking third overall in the triple jump after covering a distance of 9.68 meters. She also took sixth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.91 seconds.
Sierra Ostrow-Remey captured an 11th place finish in the 100-meter dash, crossing the line at 13.93 seconds. She also led Castleton in the 200-meter dash with a time of 29.37, good for 17th overall.
Worcester State captured the first-place finish at the meet with a total of 167.5 points. Colby-Sawyer placed second with 88 points, while Fitchburg State took third with 69 points. Plymouth State placed fourth (66), before the Spartans rounded out the top five with 62.50 points on the afternoon.
The Spartans are back in action Saturday for the Vern Cox Invitational at Springfield.