April 23, 2012

The Middlebury College track and field teams were a part of the opening meet at the University of Vermont's new facility. The Catamounts hosted the event at the brand new Frank H. Livak Track & Field Facility. Sophomore Jason McCallum (San Diego, Calif.) picked up a pair of wins, capturing the 100 meters (10.95) and the long jump (21’10.5”).

Also earning wins for the men were sophomore Peter Hetzler (Rumson, N.J.) in the 400 (51.58), senior Silas Wong (Needham, Mass) in the triple jump (43’8.75”) and sophomore Greg Krathwohl (Ipswich, Mass.) in the 1,500 (4:13.86). Sophomore Nate Sans (Princeton, Mass.) earned a win in the 3,000 (8:59.44), sophomore Kevin Chu (Burlington, Vt.) took home the 110 hurdles (15.12) in his hometown, while junior Louis Cornacchione (Bear Creek Township, Pa.)  was victorious in the 400 

Three different women won events at the meet, including sophomore Lottie Hedden (Washington, D.C.), who captured the 800 in 2:27.04. Also earning victories were first-year racer Sarah Guth (Wilton, Conn.) in the 1,500 (4:53.46) and her classmate Maria Stern (Springfield, Vt.) in the shot put (32’6.6”).

The Panthers returned to action on Saturday, hosting the Middlebury Invitational. Several athletes turned in impressive performances, with the Panthers capturing two dozen events. Hetzler led the men with a pair of wins, capturing the 200 in 22.74 and the 400 in 50.78. Senior Marc Delaney (Wading River, N.Y.) was also a winner on the men’s side with a toss of 144’7” in the hammer.

            Highlighting the women’s victories on Saturday were senior Mia Martinez (Ridgewood, N.J.) in the 100 hurdles, junior Grace Doering (Darien, Conn.) in the high jump (5’5”) and junior Danielle Baker (Glastonbury, Conn.) in the pole vault (11’.75”).

Middlebury also sent six athletes to Princeton to compete in the Larry Ellis Memorial races. The meet was comprised of mostly Division I athletes, with some professionals as well. Junior Addie Tousley (Kensington, Md.) set a new school record with a time of 16:53.74 in the 5,000 and is now ranked fourth nationally. She placed 18th among 90 racers in the event. Senior Margo Cramer (Seattle, Wash.) set a new school mark in the 1,500, earning a nation’s-best time of 4:21.74 to place third among 63 racers. Also setting a new school record was junior Jack Davies (Grosse Pointe, Mich.), who also has the nation’s top time with an 8:56.41 effort in the steeplechase, placing ninth among 41.

Senior Michael Schmidt (Wilmette, Ill.) is now fourth nationally in the 5,000, earning a time of 14:20.41 at the event. Junior Juliet Ryan-Davis (Newton, Mass.) earned a time of 2:13.99 in the 800, while senior Rebecca Fanning (Ipswich, Mass.) finished the 1,500 in 4:36.18.

• Track and field hosts meet

• Up next: 4/28 @ NESCAC Championship (Bates)