Women's Track and Field Places Six on All-Conference Team

Women's Track and Field Places Six on All-Conference Team

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Castleton women's track and field team was well represented by the North Atlantic Conference with six members of the squad earning All-Conference honors, announced Wednesday morning by the league office.

Brianna Hake, Carlie Reen, and the 4x400 relay team of Christiana Carmichael, Lydia Maier, Haley Kennedy, and Reen highlighted the All-Conference honorees after winning individual titles at the NAC Championships.

Hake landed atop the NAC leaderboard after shattering the program record in the javelin. On her final throw at the NAC Championships, Hake launched a 40.98-meter heave to take the title. Her season-best mark bested the No. 2 finisher by over four full meters and currently ranks tied for 19th place in the country.

Reen posted a strong season in the sprints and it culminated with a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the NAC Championships. The freshman set a new school record in the sprint with a time of 1:03.42, crossing the line 36 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor.

The Spartans' 4x400 relay squad paced the field of six teams to the finish line with a time of 4:19.33, setting a new school record and claiming first place by over two seconds faster than the second-place team.

L. Maier led the way for Castleton in the 800-meter run, claiming second place overall to earn All-NAC honors. She earned a time of 2:24.18 at the Championships to finish less two seconds behind the leader. L. Maier enjoyed a strong season for the Spartans, as she currently owns the record in the event with a season-best mark of 2:23.06.

Castleton nabbed a pair of All-Conference honorees in the hurdles, as Kennedy and Emily Maier brought home second-place finishes in the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles, respectively. Kennedy clocked in at 17.78 seconds, just off the program pace. E. Maier earned a time of 1:10.82 in the 400-meter event, coming in less than a half-second off the leader.

Carmichael was named to the NAC Sportsmanship Team, which is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. To view the league's full All-Conference release, click here.