POULTNEY, Vt. – Castleton University posted the two best finishes during the 9th annual Green Mountain College Invitational 8K meet on Saturday afternoon to claim first place overall as a team.
The Spartans led the way, finishing with a team score of 25 points. Johnson State College finished in second spot by posting a team score of 58, while Sage College finished right behind in third place with 64 points.
Castleton's Grandon Smith earned top honors in the meet completing the 8K course a time of 26:31. His teammate Ben Girard was the runner up with a time of 27:17. Third place belonged to Juan Reyes-Alvarez with a time of 27:27.
Johnson's Brendan Walsh took fourth place overall finishing the 8K distance in a time of 27:53 while Castleton's Jonah LaVigne rounded out the top five runners with his time of 28:00.
Sage is set to travel to the Skyline Championship at Hudson Sports Dome in Milton, NY on Sun., Oct. 25. The men will begin at 1:00 p.m.