Lydia Maier Breaks School Record to Lead Women's Track and Field at Middlebury Invite

Lydia Maier Breaks School Record to Lead Women's Track and Field at Middlebury Invite

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Lydia Maier broke the 500-meter school record for the Castleton women's indoor track and field team as the squad participated at the Middlebury Invitational on Saturday.

Maier placed third in the event and was the first Division III finisher in the field of seven total runners. She finished with a time of 1:23.05. The time eclipsed the previous record held by Christiana Carmichael in 2017 (1:30.28). Lydia Maier was also 12th in the 200-meter dash in 29.56 seconds.

Returning to action, Ally Stearns set a season-best and regional qualifying mark of 13.88 meters (45'6.5") in the weight throw to place second out of 17 competitors.

Bronwen Hopwood led the sprinters with an 11th-place finish in the 60-meter dash (8.72 seconds) and ninth in the 200-meter dash (28.85 seconds). She also posted a sixth-place result in the long jump with a distance of 4.69 meters (15'4.75").

Also in the long jump, Ricki Mihulka and Emily Maier tied for 13th with jumps of 4.20 meters (13'9.5"). Emily Maier also competed in the 200-meter dash (14th, 30.19) and the 60-meter hurdles (eighth, 10.96).

Elsewhere, Sierra Ostrow-Remy was 15th in the 60-meter dash in 8.78 seconds, Ashley Darrell clocked in 12th in the 800-meter run (3:01.75), and Hannah Coupas achieved a height of 1.36 meters (4'5.5") to earn a fourth-place finish.   

Castleton will return to action at the Panther Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Plymouth State. The meet is set to commence at 11 a.m.