November 3, 2008

The Middlebury College women's cross country team earned a share of the NESCAC women's cross country championship, as the Panthers and Ephs of Williams will split the '08 crown. The title is the ninth for Middlebury, who also shared the title with Williams in '04. The races were held at Pineland Farms and hosted by Bates College as the Middlebury men finished the 11-team race in sixth place.

Senior Alexandra Krieg (Wellesley, Mass.) led the Panther women, finishing the race in third place overall with a time of 22:25, 36 seconds off the winning pace. First-year racers Elise Moody-Roberts (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and Claire McIlvennie (Ithaca, N.Y.) placed ninth (22:26) and 10th (22:36) respectively, followed by classmates Cate Brown (Hanover, N.H.) (22:37) in 12th and Hannah Meier (Charlotte, Vt.) (22:41) in 14th.

First-year racer Michael Schmidt (Wilmette, Ill.) paced the men's effort, finishing the race in 12th place with a time of 26:14. Junior Peter Hoffman (Rochester, Minn.) was next for Middlebury in 28th place (26:45), followed by senior Rainey Johnson (St. Louis, Mo.) in 31st (26:51). Coming in 34th place was sophomore Jack Terrett (Sherborn, Mass.) with a time of 26:56, followed by senior Jack Wambach (Evanston, Ill.) in 39th place (27:02).
. Cross country teams compete at NESCAC Championship
. Up next: 11/8 @ ECAC's (R.I.)