May 3, 2010

            The Middlebury College track and field teams took part in the Division III New England Championships hosted by Tufts on Saturday. The Panther women finished in 10th place among 29 scoring teams, while the men were 12th with 25 teams scoring. Top eight finishers at the meet earned All-New England honors.

            Senior Laura Dalton (Simsbury, Conn.) was Middlebury's top finisher on the weekend, placing second in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:03.44. Placing third in the 800 was sophomore Margo Cramer (Seattle, Wash.) in 1:03.44, while junior Amanda Lee (Lincoln, Neb.) was fifth in the 3000 steeplechase (11:30.51).

            The women's 4x4 relay team of rookie Juliet Ryan-Davis (Newton, Mass.), Dalton, Cramer and senior Anjuli Demers (Dracut, Mass.) placed third with a school-record time of 3:56.82. First-year jumper Grace Doering (Darien, Conn.) came in fifth (5'4.25") in the high jump, Ryan-Davis was fifth (2:13.90) in the 800, while junior Alice Wisener (Ridgewood, N.J.) came in 7th in the 400 hurdles (1:06.67).

            Top finisher for the men was rookie Stuart Fram (Waterbury Center, Vt.), who placed third overall (15.26) in the 110 hurdles. Senior Micah Wood (Tacoma, Wash.) came in fifth (49.59) in the 400, sophomore Michael Schmidt (Wilmette, Ill.) was sixth in the 1500 (3:55.14), while junior Addison Godine (Milton, Mass.) earned a seventh place (1:43.53) finish in the 800. In field events, junior Nicholas Plugis (Bedford, Mass.) placed fourth in the javelin with a toss of 187'2".

            The men's 4x8 relay team of Davies, senior Michael Waters (Bedford, Mass.), senior Victor Guevara (Short Hills, N.J.) and Schmidt came in fifth place with a time of 7:53.06. The 4x4 squad of rookie Louis Cornacchione (Bear Creek Township, Pa.), junior Connor Wood (Lincolnshire, Ill.), sophomore Ethan Mann (Norwich, Vt.) and M. Wood ended their race in seventh place (4:24.28).

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• Up next: 5/8 @ Open N.E.'s (Northeastern)