NAC Men's Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Honors (Week Ending April 23)
TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Grandon Smith, Castleton
(Jr., Distance - Newtown, Conn.)
Smith qualified for the New England Division III Championships in the 800-meter run for the first time in his outdoor-season career at the Springfield Classic. The junior crossed the line with a time of 1:56.99 to set a new program record and place third overall out of 33 runners. Smith was also the third runner in a quartet that finished the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:39.66.
FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Karl Nyholm, Colby-Sawyer
(Jr. Throws - Concord, Mass.)
Nyholm added another win to his season total at Saturday's Sean Collier Invitational hosted by MIT. He took top honors with a season best distance of 15.41m in the shot put, placing him third in the region. He also added a third place finish in the discus with a mark of 42.61m.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Eric Hathaway, Husson
(Fr., Throws - Pittsfield, Maine)
Hathaway continued his banner year for the Eagles, setting yet another school record in the shotput. The rookie tossed the shot 13.64 meters which earned him a third-place finish at the State of Maine Championship and ranks him 16th in the region.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton competed in the Springfield College Classic last Saturday. Grandon Smith qualified for the New England Division III Championships with a time of 1:56.99 in the 800-meter run, good for third place overall. Freshman Morgan Rainville led the Spartans in two different throwing events, taking fifth in the shot put (12.25m) and placing 14th in the discus (32.67m).
Colby-Sawyer competed at the Sean Collier Invitational hosted by MIT on Saturday. Rasheed Foster picked up another win in the 100 meter dash on Saturday, as he clocked in at 11.05 to beat the 29 other runners. Karl Nyholm also won an event, as he took top honors with a season best distance of 15.41m in the shot put and added a third place in the discus with a mark of 42.61m. The Chargers will return to New London to host the North Atlantic Conference Championship on Sunday, April 30.
UMaine-Farmington competed in the Maine State Championship and placed fifth overall.
Green Mountain received a personal best and new school record from Kenneth Parker who posted a triple jump of 12.65m at the UAlbany Classic on Saturday to help lead the team. The Eagles will prepare for the NAC Championships on Sunday.
Husson found a sixth place finish in the Maine State Championship on Saturday with three athletes plus both relay teams finishing in the top six in different events.
Johnson State competed in the Albany Spring Classic on Saturday, hosted by the University at Albany. The Badgers were led by Cam Taylor setting a program record in the 100 meter with a time of 11.98. The Badgers will compete in the North Atlantic Conference Championship on Sunday.
Lyndon competed at the Trinity Invitational Saturday in the squads final tune up for the North Atlantic Conference Championship. Dawda Jallow finished in seventh place in the long jump with a distance of 5.77m. The Hornets will compete in the NAC Championship on Sunday, April 30, at Colby-Sawyer College.