April 30, 2017

Colby-Sawyer Earns Second-Consecutive NAC Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championship

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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A video will be made available this week on the NAC website for fans to view the 2017 NAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship highlights.

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.