NAC Men's Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Honors (Week Ending April 16)
TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Rasheed Foster, Colby-Sawyer
(Sr., Sprints - Sandy Bay, Hanover, Jamaica)
Foster continued to impress in the sprint events at Saturday's Eric Loeschner Invitational hosted by Fitchburg State, as he won the 200 meter dash in 22.17 to beat 58 other runners. He also placed third out of 68 in the 100 meter dash in 11.12 seconds and was a member of the 4x400 relay team that set a school record time of 3:28.27 to finish third.
FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Karl Nyholm, Colby-Sawyer
(Jr., Throws - Concord, Mass.)
Nyholm shined once again in the throw events at Saturday's Eric Loeschner Invitational hosted by Fitchburg State. The junior came away with a pair of second place finishes in the discus (43.41m) and shot put (14.63) to lead Colby-Sawyer to a fifth place finish out of 23.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
DeNaugio Scarlett, Green Mountain
(Fr., Jumper - Henderson, Nev.)
Scarlett posted a pair of second place finishes this week at the Mount Holyoke Spring Fling. The rookie set a new school record in the high jump with a jump of 1.88m, which also qualified him for competition in the New England Regionals. He then came up .20 meters short of winning the javelin event with a personal best throw of 35.60m.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton competed in the Eric Loeschner Memorial Invite at Fitchburg State on Saturday, taking ninth place out of 23 teams. Grandon Smith led Castleton with a new program pace in the 800m run, taking fifth overall out of 56 runners with a time of 1:58.56. The Spartans will travel to Springfield College Saturday for the Vern Cox Invitational.
Colby-Sawyer placed fifth out of 23 teams at Saturday's Eric Loeschner Invitational hosted by Fitchburg State. On Friday, Scott Shaw competed at Connecticut College in the Distance Elite Night. Shaw recorded a New England and ECAC qualifying time of 32:15.22 in the 10k and placed 5th. On Saturday, the team saw several impressive performances in a variety of events led by the 4x400 relay team. Kyle Diezel, Semaj Spence, Eric Morin and Rasheed Foster combined for a school record time of 3:28.27 to finish third. The team then recorded an ECAC qualifying time of 43.68 in the 4x100 relay. Foster continued to dazzle in the sprints by winning the 200 meter dash in 22.17 to beat 58 other runners. He also placed third out of 68 in the 100 meter dash in 11.12 seconds. Karl Nyholm also shined once again in the throws events. He came away with a pair of second place finishes in the discus (43.41m) and shot put (14.63). The Chargers will head to MIT on Saturday.
UMaine-Farmington placed seventh overall out of 23 and took second place against NAC teams at the Fitchburg State Invitational.
Green Mountain set several school records with two individuals meeting New England Regional qualifying marks in Saturday's Mount Holyoke Spring Fling. DeNaugio Scarlett (high jump - 1.88m) and Kenneth Parker (long jump - 6.48m) each surpassed the standard for competing at NE Regionals with their performance on Saturday. The team will head to the Univ. of Albany Classic on Saturday for its next meet.
Husson saw multiple school records broken this past week at the Bowdoin Invitational finishing third overall. A newcomer this year, Justin Martin broke a school record and qualified for the Division III New England Championships with his 51.33 meter throw of the javelin, giving him second place. The Husson men displayed thirteen other top-five finishers. The Eagles will be competing in the State of Maine Outdoor Championship next Saturday.
Johnson State competed in the Eric Loeschner Invitational hosted by Fitchburg State on Saturday. The Badgers had strong individual performances by Cam Taylor, who finished in the top half in the 100 and 200 meter races. Johnson will compete in the Albany Spring Classic at the University of Albany on Saturday.
Lyndon competed at the Eric Loeschner Track and Field Invitational hosted by Fitchburg State Saturday afternoon, finishing 18th out of 23 teams. Dawda Jallow was the top finisher for the men after jumping 6.19m (20 ft. 3 in.) in the long jump to place sixth. Jallow is just eight inches away from qualifying for the New England Championships. Lyndon will head to the Trinity College Invitational on Saturday, Aprill 22.