April 12, 2010

The Middlebury College track and field teams were in action on Friday at the Dartmouth Invitational. Sophomore Michael Schmidt (Wilmette, Ill.) broke the school record in the 1500 with a time of 3:56.54, while senior Laura Dalton (Simsbury, Conn.) (400H-1:04.05-2nd) and sophomore Margo Cramer (Seattle, Wash.) (800-2:14.18-2nd) qualified for the NCAA's.

            Winning the 3000 steeplechase for the men with a time of 9:24.24 was first-year racer John Davies (Grosse Point, Mich.), while sophomore Alex Myerson (Mercer Island, Wash.) came in second in the discus with a toss of 133'5". Senior Micah Wood (Tacoma, Wash.) earned a second place finish in the 400 (49.88), as did rookie Louis Cornacchione (Bear Creek Township, Pa.) in the 400 hurdles (56.59). Sophomore John Montroy (Mahwah, N.J.) was third in the 100 hurdles (15.75), while the 4x4 relay team of Wood, junior Addison Godine (Milton, Mass.), junior Connor Wood (Lincolnshire, Ill.) and senior Michael Waters (Bedford, Mass.) placed second in 3:24.29.

First-year racer Juliet Ryan-Davis (Newton, Mass.) earned a second place finish for the women in the 400 (58.64), while sophomore Mia Martinez (Ridgewood, N.J.) was third in the 100 hurdles (15.35). Other top finishers for the women were sophomore Claire McIlvennie (Ithaca, N.Y.) in the 5000 (18:05.05-3rd) and rookie Danielle Baker (Glastonbury, Conn.) in the pole vault (10'-3rd). The women's 4x4 relay team of Ryan-Davis, Cramer, Dalton and sophomore Rebecca Fanning (Ipswich, Mass.) won the event with a time of 4:00.88.

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• Up next: 4/17 - Middlebury Invitational