NAC Men's Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Honors (Week Ending April 9)
TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Rasheed Foster, Colby-Sawyer
(Sr., Sprints - Sandy Bay, Hanover, Jamaica)
Foster was impressive once again, as the Chargers competed at the Pioneer Invitational hosted by Smith College. The senior won the 100 and 200 meter dashes for the second straight week. He was the only runner to clock in with a sub-11 time in the 100m at 10.93 and won the 200m by almost a second with a time of 21.81.
FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Karl Nyholm, Colby-Sawyer
(Jr., Throws - Concord, Mass.)
Nyholm broke a school record and won a pair of events to lead the way for Colby-Sawyer at Saturday's Pioneer Invitational hosted by Smith College. The junior posted a distance of 43.92 meters in the discus to win the event and break the seven-year old school record of 42.82 set by Nick Rockwell. He also won the shot put by more than a meter with a long toss of 14.46m. Nyholm also added a fourth place in the hammer with a distance of 34.81 meters.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Eric Hathaway, Husson
(Fr., Throws - Pittsfield, Maine)
Hathaway led the way for the Eagles in the field events this past week, as he picked up three first place finishes as Husson competed in the Regis "Under the Lights" Invitational which was non-scoring. The rookie tossed 13.41 meter throw in the shot put, sent the discus soaring 35.7 meters, and finished out the night with the hammer, setting a new school record with his 38.88 meter throw.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton competed in the Pioneer Invitational at Smith College last Saturday. Tayler Larmie earned three top-10 finishes, highlighted by a second-place finish in the hammer throw with a school-record distance of 38.39 meters. The Spartans travel to Fitchburg State for the Eric Loeschner Memorial on Saturday.
Colby-Sawyer posted several individual victories at Saturday's non-scoring Pioneer Invitational held at Smith College. Karl Nyholm broke a school record and won a pair of events to lead the way for Colby-Sawyer, posting a distance of 43.92 meters in the discus to win the event and break the seven-year old school record of 42.82. He also won the shot put by more than a meter with a long toss of 14.46 meters. Rasheed Foster won the 100 and 200 meter dashes for the second straight week, as he was the only runner to clock in with a sub-11 time in the 100 at 10.93 and won the 200 by almost a second with a time of 21.81. Curtis Warren also came away with a victory in the pole vault after achieving a height of 4.10 meters, which qualifies Warren for New England's. The 4x400 relay team took the top spot in a combined time of 3:39.79. The Chargers will send members to Conn. College on Friday and Fitchburg State on Saturday.
UMaine-Farmington placed second at the Bowdoin Invitational.
Green Mountain received a school record setting performance from DeNaugio Scarlett who posted a second-place finish in the high jump with a mark of 1.83m in the Panther Invitational on Sunday. Evan D'Amore also tied a school record in the 400m with a time of 56.56 which placed him 11th overall. The Eagles will travel to the Mount Holyoke Spring Fling to compete there next Saturday.
Husson competed at Regis College on Friday night in the Regis "Under the Lights" Invitational. Despite being a non-scoring meet, the Eagles still displayed impressive performances, placing in the top six in thirteen different events while also breaking some Husson school program records. The team will be competing on Saturday in a meet at Bowdoin College with the first event starting at 11:00 a.m.
Johnson State competed in the Panther Spring Invitational at Middlebury College on Sunday. The Badgers were led by Rasul Jackson in the 100 meter, Cameron Taylor in the 200 meter, Erik Crosby in the 400 meter and Kyle Duffy in the 800 meter. Jackson, Taylor, Crosby and Duffy also teamed up in the 4x100 meter relay. Johnson will visit Fitchburg State for the Eric Loeschner Memorial on Saturday.
Lyndon finished fifth at the Panther Spring Invitational at Middlebury College Sunday. The Hornets' top finisher was Kevin Love, who placed fifth in the long jump at a distance of 5.68 meters, improving on last week's distance of 5.10 meters. Lyndon will compete at the Fitchburg Invitational on Saturday.