Five Spartans Land NAC All-Conference Honors

Five Spartans Land NAC All-Conference Honors

CASTLETON, Vt. – Five members of the Castleton women's track and field team were named to the North Atlantic Conference All-Conference team, as announced Monday by the league office.

Brielle DeBaise earned two honors after earning a pair of top-two finishes at the NAC Championship at Colby-Sawyer. The senior took the top spot in the discus with a distance of 34.03 meters, while sending a 42.60-meter heave in the hammer throw to place second overall. DeBaise entered the New England Championships in both events this season and she is also qualified for ECAC Championships in the hammer throw.

Carley Patch earned All-Conference accolades for her performance in the discus, as she placed second at the conference championship with a throw of 33.44 meters. Earlier this season, Patch punched her ticket to the New England Championships with a 33.91-meter throw in the discus. 

The Spartans had strong performances out of their distance runners at the NAC Championship, as Elizabeth Bassette and Kaylyn Crompton both received All-Conference honors. Bassette shattered the 800-meter run program record by nearly four seconds on her way to a second-place time of 2:23.91. Crompton earned a second place finish in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 5:09.17.

Haley Kennedy set a new program record in the 400-meter hurdles at the conference championship with a time of 1:10.70, good for second overall to land her on the All-Conference Team.

DeBaise was also named to the NAC Women's Track and Field Sportsmanship Team, which is an award reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees are individuals who have positively affected the track and field culture and environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that go beyond the competition rules and etiquette.

To view the full NAC All-Conference release, click here