NAC Men's Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Honors (Week Ending April 15)
CO-TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Peter Bakker, Colby-Sawyer (So. - Barkhamsted, Conn.)
Bakker qualified for the New England Championships in the 3000-meter steeplechase to help the Chargers finish second at Saturday's Mount Holyoke Spring Fling Invitational. Bakker won the steeplechase with a personal best time of 10:02.17.
CO-TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Austin Beauregard, Castleton (Jr., - Benson, Vt.)
Beauregard qualified for the New England Division III Championships in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.40 seconds, placing fourth out of nine competitors in the race. The junior was also a member of the 4x100 relay team that set a program pace with a time of 45.55 seconds and posted a new personal best in the 400-meter hurdles, clocking in at 1:00.85 to place sixth out of 13. The Spartans finished seventh out of eight teams at the meet with 11 points.
FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Karl Nyholm, Colby-Sawyer (Sr. - Concord, Mass.)
Nyholm helped the Chargers finish second out of 11 teams at Mount Holyoke's Spring Fling Invitational. He smashed his own school record distance of 43.92 meters in the discus with a new mark of 47.07 meters en route to winning the event and currently ranking fourth in New England. Nyholm also posted wins in the hammer, with a throw of 41.05m and the shot put, tossing it 15.39m, which also ranks him fourth in New England.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Kyle Hajj, Colby-Sawyer (Fr. - Methuen, Mass.)
Hajj placed second out of 27 in the 800-meter run to help the Chargers finish second as a team at Saturday's Mount Holyoke Spring Fling Invitational. The rookie crossed the finish line in a time of 2:07.03.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton finished seventh at the Jerry Gravel Classic on Saturday at Westfield State. Austin Beauregard highlighted the Spartans at the meet, qualfying for the Division III New England Championships in the 110-meter hurdles. The Spartans are back in action on Saturday at Fitchburg State for the Eric Loeschner Memorial Invitational.
Colby-Sawyer placed second out of 11 with 139 points at Saturday's Mount Holyoke Spring Fling Invitational. Several Chargers turned in impressive performances throughout the day. Karl Nyholm smashed his own school record distance of 43.92 meters in the discus with today's mark of 47.07 meters en route to winning the event. Nyholm also posted wins in the hammer (41.05m) and the shot put (15.39m). A pair of Chargers qualified for the New England Championships, as Kyle Diezel finished fifth in the 200-meter dash with a qualifying time of 22.77, while Peter Bakker qualified in the 3000-meter steeplechase with an event-winning and personal best time of 10:02.17 and Curtis Warren won the pole vault for the second week in a row (4.00 meters). The Chargers will compete at Tufts next Saturday, before hosting the NAC Championship on Sunday, April 29.
UMaine-Farmington took second place at the Thomas Invitational on Saturday out of seven teams. They also competed in a non-scoring event on Friday at Bowdoin.
Husson competed in two meets this past weekend. The Eagles finished in fourth place at both the SNHU Penmen Relays and the Thomas Invite.
Johnson competed in the Penman Relays at Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday, placing 13th. The Badgers will visit Albany, N.Y. for the Albany Spring Classic on Saturday.
Lyndon finished ninth out of 11 teams in the Mount Holyoke Spring Fling Invitational on Saturday. Distance runner Ben Cornell finished thirrd in the 800 and sixth in the 500.
UMPI competed in the Penman Relays at Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday, placing 12th.