November 17, 2008

The Panther cross country teams were impressive at the NCAA New England Regional hosted by Williams on Saturday. The women captured the 49-team event to win the NCAA Regional and an automatic qualification to the NCAA's. The men's squad turned in one of their best performances in school history, finishing in sixth place in the 49-team race.

Senior Alexandra Krieg (Wellesley, Mass.) led the Middlebury women, finishing the 330-woman race in third place with a time of 22:34. Placing ninth overall was first-year racer Elise Moody-Roberts (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) in 23:08, followed closely by classmate Hannah Meier (Charlotte, Vt.) in 10th place (23:10). First-year racer Cate Brown (Hanover, N.H.) finished the event in 13th (23:12) place for the Panthers, while fellow rookie Margo Cramer (Seattle, Wash.) rounded out the scorers in 22nd place (23:41).

First-year racer Michael Schmidt (Wilmette, Ill.) paced the Panther men, finishing the race in 27th place with a time of 27:00. Coming in 38th in 27:11 was junior Peter Hoffman (Rochester, Minn.), followed by senior Rainey Johnson (St. Louis, Mo.) in 40th place (27:16). Placing 58th for Middlebury was sophomore Jack Terrett (Sherborn, Mass.) (27:48), while sophomore Stanis Moody-Roberts (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) finished the race in 59th place (27:34).
. Cross country teams race at NCAA Regional
. Up next: 11/22 - women @ NCAA Championships - Hanover College/Hanover, Indiana