Women's Track and Field Competes at David Hemery Invite

Women's Track and Field Competes at David Hemery Invite

BOSTON, Mass. – The Castleton women's indoor track and field team wrapped up its regular season on Friday afternoon as it competed at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center.

The Spartans competed against a large and talented field of over 3,500 student-athletes representing over 90 teams including hundreds of post-collegiate athletes. 

Carlie Reen came away with a strong finish in the 400-meter dash as she paced her flight of five runners to the finish line with a time of 1:06.81, just over a second faster than her nearest competitor.

Lydia Maier enjoyed a strong performance in the 800-meter run, as she claimed fourth place in her flight of nine participants with a time of 2:26.47. Christiana Carmichael was solid in the 200-meter dash after clocking in at 28.84 seconds to place fourth in her flight.

Ally Stearns took 10th in the weight throw out of 16 entries in her heat with a heave of 13.89 meters, just over a half-meter outside of a top-five finish. Stearns' distance placed her 25th overall out of 48 participants in the weight throw.

Stearns will continue her season Saturday, Feb. 17, as she will compete in the New England Division III Championships in the weight throw at Springfield College. She hit the qualifying mark at the Dartmouth Relays with a throw of 14.20 meters, and then eclipsed that mark with a program-record launch of 14.35 meters three weeks later at Middlebury.