NEW ORLEANS, La. – Junior thrower Ethan Carpenter (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) picked up U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association Indoor Track & Field All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors in the weight throw on Tuesday afternoon.

In order to earn All-Region distinction, an individual must finish in the Top 5 of their respective event. Carpenter came in fifth in the Mid-Atlantic Region in the weight throw with his school record-setting distance of 15.20m set twice this season – first at the Patriot Games hosted by George Mason University on January 29 and again at the Frank Colden Invitational hosted by Ursinus College on February 5.

Ethan Carpenter winding up for weight throw at Susquehanna (12.4.21) Credit: Bill Wood / St. Mary's College of Maryland

Carpenter became the first-ever Seahawk to qualify for the All-Atlantic Region Track & Field Conference (AARTFC) Indoor Track & Field Championships with his weight throw distance of 15.20m at the Patriot Games. He finished 27th at this past weekend’s AARTFC Championships with a throw of 12.61m.

The 6-3 thrower claimed a third-place finish at the C2C Championships in the weight throw with a distance of 14.98m while taking fourth in the shot put with a throw of 12.86m.

He finished with five school records this season – three in the shot put and two in the weight throw.

The 2021-22 campaign marked the inaugural season of the men’s indoor track & field program. St. Mary’s College captured the team title at the Frank Colden Invitational while finishing fifth at the 2022 Coast-To-Coast (C2C) Athletic Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field Championships.

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