NAC Men's Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Honors (Week Ending April 30)
TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Rasheed Foster, Colby-Sawyer
(Sr., Sprints - Sandy Bay, Hanover, Jamaica)
Foster earned a pair of individual victories and was a member of a winning relay team to help the Chargers win their second-straight NAC championship. He registered meet records in the 100 meter dash (10.98) and the 200 meter dash (22.46) to win each event. He then anchored the 4x100 team that won in a time of 43.77.
FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Karl Nyholm, Colby-Sawyer
(Jr., Throws - Concord, Mass.)
Nyholm helped the Colby-Sawyer men earn back-to-back NAC Championships by winning two events for the second year in a row. He took the top spot in the shot put with an ECAC qualifying mark of 14.70 meters and followed with a meet record distance of 39.89 meters in the discus. He added a runner-up finish in the hammer with a distance of 39.82 meters.
CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Eric Hathaway, Husson
(Fr., Throws - Pittsfield, Maine)
Hathaway broke his own school record in shot put in the NAC Championship this past weekend. In his very first throw of the day, he tossed the shotput 13.94 meters which was good enough to walk away with second place overall. Hathaway also grabbed second in the discus, sending in 38.68 meters in his final throw of the day. The rookie threw the hammer a distance of 38.99 meters for a third place finish. Finally, in javelin, Hathaway grabbed a point for a sixth-place finish with a 42.55 meter throw. The Husson men took home third place in the NAC Championship.
CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
DeNaugio Scarlett, Green Mountain
(Fr., Jumper - Henderson, Nev.)
Scarlett emerged from the cold and wet conditions of Sunday's NAC Championship as the top high jumper in the conference after leaping to a new personal best and NAC Championship record height of 1.89m in his only attempt at the height. The jump ranks him 17th in the region. The freshman also captured a 14th overall finish in the javelin with a throw of 35.17m and a 22nd place result in the long jump with a mark of 4.67m.
Colby-Sawyer College won its second-straight North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championship on a cold and rainy Sunday at the Sally Shaw Veitch Track & Field.
The Chargers, who were the preseason favorite, earned today's victory by compiling 216 points, while UMaine-Farmington finished as runner-up with 127 points. Husson placed third (116), followed by Castleton (91), Green Mountain (22), Lyndon (13) and Johnson State (2).
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Each event winner was honored as a 2017 NAC champion:
Rasheed Foster earned a pair of victories for the Chargers in the sprints with meet records in the 100 meter dash in 10.98 and the 200 meter dash in 22.46. Kyle Diezel posted the top time in the 400 meter dash for the second year in a row, as he finished with a meet record time of 51.27. Brandon Legendre won the 1500 meter for the second straight season in a time of 4:16.31. Colby-Sawyer also won both relay events. The 4x100 team of Eric Morin, Kyle Diezel, Semaj Spence and Foster clocked in at 43.77, while Diezel, Morin, Kody Frye and Legendre teamed to win the 4x400 in 3:33.44. Curtis Warren took the top spot in the pole vault for the second straight year with a school record and ECAC qualifying mark of 4.30 meters. Karl Nyholm also won two events for the second year in a row, as he took the top spot in the shot put with an ECAC qualifying mark of 14.70 meters and followed with a meet record distance of 39.89 meters in the discus.
Robert Hollis posted a win for UMaine-Farmington in the 5000 meter run, as he crossed the finish line in 15:42.93. The Beavers also received a victory from Shane Hathaway in the 400 meter hurdles with a meet record time of 1:00.06 and Sean Cabaniss won both jump events, registering a meet record distance of 6.50 meters in the long jump and followed with a meet record of 12.93 meters in the triple jump.
Castleton's Grandon Smith came away with a meet record time of 1:59.37 to win the 800 meter run. Austin Beauregard also picked up a win for the Spartans in the 110 meter hurdles in a time of 17.20 and Tayler Larmie posted a meet record distance of 41.45 meters to win the hammer.
DeNaugio Scarlett earned 10 points for Green Mountain with a win in the high jump, as he achieved a meet record height of 1.89 meters.
Husson's Justin Martin collected an ECAC qualifying mark, a meet record and a facility record with an impressive distance of 55.36 meters to win the javelin.