October 19, 2009

The Panther cross country teams took part in the Albany Invitational on Saturday with several Division I, II and III squads. The Panther women won the 24-event race, while the men came in seventh place.

Junior Erin Toner (New Providence, N.J.), first-year racer Addie Tousley (Kensington, Md.) and junior Sophia Spring (Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.) ran together for the Middlebury women, finishing among the race leaders. Spring led the pack in 12th place (18:14.1), with Tousley just .4 seconds behind, followed by Spring, who came in at 18:15.4. Sophomore Claire McIlvennie (Ithaca, N.Y.) finished the race in 21st place (18:23) for the Panthers, while senior Amanda Quinlan (Antrim, N.H.) was 28th (18:35).

Junior Jack Terrett (Sherborn, Mass.) led the men's squad, finishing eighth overall with a time of 25:19. Next for the Panthers was senior Michael Waters (Bedford, Mass.) in 17th place (25:30), followed by first-year racer Jack Davies (Grosse Point, Mich.) in 49th (25:57). Junior Nat Nelson (Concord, N.H.) placed 50th (25:58), while senior Peter Hoffman (Rochester, Minn.) was 86th (26:31) to round out the Panther scorers.
. Cross Country teams compete at Albany
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