May 8, 2017

2017 NAC Men's Track & Field All-Conference: Cabaniss, Foster, Nyholm & Scarlett Earn Top Honors

Colby-Sawyer senior Rasheed Foster (Sandy Bay, Hanover, Jamaica) and junior Karl Nyholm (Concord, Mass.) have been selected to repeat as the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Track & Field Track Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Year. Green Mountain freshman DeNaugio Scarlett (Henderson, Nev.) earned Rookie of the Year honors, while UMaine-Farmington senior Sean Cabaniss (Vassalboro, Maine) was voted the Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year, Colby-Sawyer head coach Lyndsay Ostler was chosen as the Coach of the Year and seven men's track and field student-athletes were named to the Sportsmanship Team to headline the 2017 All-Conference announcement.

NAC All-Conference "Athlete of the Year" selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches.


Foster claims his second-consecutive NAC Track Athlete of the Year honor during another standout season with the Chargers. The senior recorded an impressive showing throughout the season, including three first-place finishes at the 2017 NAC Championship, helping the Chargers earn their second-straight NAC title. He earned the title of NAC Champion in the 100m, 200m, and the 4x100m relay. He was named NAC Track Athlete of the Week and ECAC Division III New England Track Athlete of the Week four times throughout the season. Foster has totaled four wins in the 100-meter dash and four victories in the 200-meter dash against competitors from around New England, while qualifying for the New England Regional and the ECAC Championship in each event. 


Nyholm collects his second-straight NAC Field Athlete of the Year honor. He has collected 12 top-four finishes in the discus, hammer and shot put events against some of the best competition New England has to offer. Nyholm recently won the shot put and discus at last week's NAC Championship, helping Colby-Sawyer to claim its second-consecutive crown. Earlier this season, Nyholm collected top honors in the shot put twice and once in the discus. He has a total of four runner-up finishes this season. Nyholm has been NAC Field Athlete of the Week for all five weeks this season and has also earned three ECAC Division III Field Athlete of the Week awards. He qualified for the New England Regional and the ECAC Championship in the shot put and discus.


Scarlett has made an immediate impact during his first season of competition to earn him NAC Rookie of the Year honors. This season he became the first-ever Green Mountain track and field athlete to both qualify for the New England Regional and claim NAC Champion honors. The rookie seemed to improve his height at each meet throughout the season, while also breaking the Green Mountain high jump record at Middlebury with a jump of 1.83m to tie for second in the event. Then he surpassed the New England qualifying mark in the high jump at Mount Holyoke with another school record of 1.88m which earned him another second-place finish. Then at the 2017 NAC Championship, he continued to break records as he topped his previous GMC record and the NAC Championship record (by 6 cm) by leaping to a height of 1.89m in his first attempt at the height to be named a NAC Champion. In addition to his exploits in the high jump, Scarlett has also produced in other events, including a second-place finish in the javelin event with his best effort coming in his final toss at Mount Holyoke which travelled 35.60m. At Middlebury he turned in his best long jump result of the year with a jump of 5.37m which placed him ninth overall.



Cabaniss is being recognized for excelling academically and athletically throughout his undergraduate experience. He is majoring in Secondary Education with a concentration in Math. The senior has consistently sacrificed his own personal time from his training to help many of the student-athletes at UMF improve their performances. In competition, plagued with a foot injury, he recorded his best marks, placing second at the Maine State Championship in the long jump (6.62m) and fifth in the triple jump (13.14m). At the 2017 NAC Championship, he earned two NAC Champion titles in the long jump (6.50m) and triple jump (12.93m) and second-place honors with his teammates in the 4x100 Meter Relay (45.16). After graduation, he will attend graduate school at Smith College for Exercise and Sports Studies.


Ostler's squad was selected as the preseason favorite to win the 2017 title and her team once again did not disappoint. The four-year mentor guided the Chargers to their second-consecutive NAC Men's Championship Title after scoring 216 points, while seeing her student-athletes claim 10 first-place and seven second-place finishes out of 19 total events. Notably, Charger teammates Rasheed Foster and Nyholm were honored with the NAC's Track Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Year honors for the second-consecutive season.

The NAC Men's Track & Field Sportsmanship Team is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees are individuals who have positively affected the track and field culture and environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that go beyond the competition rules and etiquette. The following seven individuals have been selected to the NAC Men's Track & Field Sportsmanship Team, Castleton senior Matt Donlon (Meriden, Conn.), Colby-Sawyer junior Matthew Carl (Kingston, N.Y.), UMaine-Farmington senior Spencer Lloyd-Rees (South Portland, Maine), Green Mountain senior Griffin Shelor (Cedar Park, Texas), Husson sophomore Dominic Locke (Porter, Maine), Johnson State junior Kyle Duffy (Waterbury Center, Vt.), and Lyndon sophomore Benjamin Cornell (Burrillville, R.I.). 

The first-place and second-place finishers in each event at the NAC Championship have earned NAC All-Conference Team honors.

2017 NAC Men's Track & Field All-Conference Team

100 Meter
Rasheed Foster, Senior, Colby-Sawyer (10.98)  
Ryan Barry, Sophomore, Castleton (11.63) 

200 Meter
Rasheed Foster, Senior, Colby-Sawyer (22.46)
Semaj Spence, Junior, Colby‐Sawyer (23.48) 

400 Meter
Kyle Diezel, Sophomore, Colby‐Sawyer (51.27)
Nick Young, Sophomore, Husson (52.13) 

800 Meter
Grandon Smith, Junior, Castleton (1:59.37)  
Brandon Legendre, Senior, Colby‐Sawyer (2:00.46) 

1500 Meter
Brandon Legendre, Senior, Colby‐Sawyer (4:16.31)
Robert Hollis, Junior, UMaine‐Farmington (4:17.03)  

5000 Meter
Robert Hollis, Junior, UMaine-Farmington (15:42.923)
Scott Shaw, Senior, Colby‐Sawyer (15:42.930) 

110 Meter Hurdles
Austin Beauregard, Sophomore, Castleton (17.20)  
Curtis Warren, Junior, Colby‐Sawyer (17.39) 

400 Meter Hurdles
Shane Hathaway, Junior, UMaine‐Farmington (1:00.06)
Corey Martin, Sophomore, UMaine‐Farmington (1:00.63)  

3000 Meter Steeplechase
Liam Fleming, Freshman, Colby‐Sawyer (10:43.86)  
Scott Shaw, Senior, Colby‐Sawyer (10:43.90) 

4x100 Meter Relay
Colby‐Sawyer (43.77) - Eric Morin, Sophomore; Kyle Diezel, Sophomore; Semaj Spence, Junior; Rasheed Foster, Senior            
UMaine‐Farmington (45.16) - Adian Regan, Sophomore; Sean Cabaniss, Senior; Ben Toribo, Sophomore; Shane Hathaway, Junior 

4x400 Meter Relay
Colby‐Sawyer (3:33.44) - Kyle Diezel, Sophomore; Eric Morin, Sophomore; Kody Frye, Junior; Brandon Legendre, Senior
UMaine‐Farmington (3:38.34) - Aidan Regan Sophomore; Alan Young, Sophomore; David Doering, Sophomore; Alfred Odong, Junior   

High Jump
DeNaugio Scarlett, Freshman, Green Mountain (1.89m)
Shane Hathaway, Junior, UMaine‐Farmington (1.78m)  

Pole Vault
Curtis Warren, Junior, Colby‐Sawyer (4.30m)
Francesco Wright, Sophomore, Husson (3.95m) 

Long Jump
Sean Cabaniss, Senior, UMaine-Farmington (6.50m)
Kenneth Parker, Junior, Green Mountain (6.25m) 

Triple Jump
Sean Cabaniss, Senior, UMaine-Farmington (12.93m)
Shane Hathaway, Junior, UMaine‐Farmington (12.35m) 

Shot Put
Karl Nyholm, Junior, Colby‐Sawyer (14.70m)
Eric Hathaway, Freshman, Husson (13.94m) 

Discus Throw
Karl Nyholm, Junior, Colby‐Sawyer (39.89m)
Eric Hathaway, Freshman, Husson (38.68m)  

Hammer Throw
Tayler Larmie, Sophomore, Castleton (41.45m)
Karl Nyholm, Junior, Colby‐Sawyer (39.82m) 

Javelin Throw
Justin Martin, Freshman, Husson (55.36m)
David Meola, Freshman, Colby‐Sawyer (45.70m)  

Track Athlete of the Year
Rasheed Foster, Senior, Colby-Sawyer
Field Athlete of the Year
Karl Nyholm, Junior, Colby-Sawyer
Rookie of the Year
DeNaugio Scarlett, Freshman, Green Mountain
Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year
Sean Cabaniss, Senior, UMaine-Farmington
Coach of the Year
Lyndsay Ostler, Fourth Season, Colby-Sawyer 

Sportsmanship Team
Matthew Carl, Junior, Colby-Sawyer 
Benjamin Cornell, Sophomore, Lyndon 
Matt Donlon, Senior, Castleton
Kyle Duffy, Junior, Johnson State 
Spencer Lloyd-Rees, Senior, UMaine-Farmington 
Dominic Locke, Sophomore, Husson 
Griffin Shelor, Senior, Green Mountain