November 19, 2012

The Middlebury College men’s cross country team earned a school-best eighth place finish at the 2012 NCAA Championship races hosted by Rose-Hullman Institute of Technology. North Central won the men’s title among 32 teams, with NESCAC foes Bates and Tufts finishing sixth and seventh. The Panther women just missed a top 10 finish by coming in 11th at the race. Johns Hopkins won the women’s crown, with Williams placing fourth at the event.

Pacing the men’s squad was senior Jack Davies (Grosse Point, Mich.), who finished 21st overall in the 280-man race with a time of 24:57. Senior Patrick Hebble (Sudbury, Mass.) was next for the Panthers in 58th place (25:24), followed by junior Nate Sans (Princeton, Mass.) in 81stplace (25:33). Placing 114th overall was sophomore Kevin Wood (Lincolnshire, Ill.) in 25:46, while junior Wilder Schaaf (Ashland, Ore.) wrapped up the scorers in 141st place with a time of 25:56. Also competing for Middlebury were junior Greg Krathwohl (Ipswich, Mass.), who came in 141st (25:56) and senior Anthony Lee (Plainsboro, N.J.) in 178th (26:14).

Senior Addie Tousley (Kensington, Md.) turned in another impressive performance for the Middlebury women, finishing the 277-person race in fourth place in 21:14. Junior Lucy Whipps (Portland, Ore.) was next for Middlebury with a 62nd place finish in 22:28, followed by sophomore Alison Maxwell (Port Angeles, Wash.), who came in 124th (22:55) overall. Placing 127th was junior Emily Attwood (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) with a time of 22:56, while junior Katie Rominger (Brooklyn, N.Y.) completed the Panther scorers in 162nd place (23:10). Also racing for the Panthers were sophomore Sarah Guth (Wilton, Conn.) in 179th place (23:17) and sophomore Katie Carlson (Princeton, Mass.) in 187th (23:22).

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