April 30, 2012

The Panther track and field teams both earned third place finishes at the 2012 NESCAC Championships hosted by Bates. Williams won the women’s title (180), followed by Tufts (159), Middlebury (157) and Bowdoin (99.5). The host school captured the men’s title with 156.25 points, followed by Tufts (146.25), Middlebury (124) and Williams (111.75). The Panthers won seven NESCAC crowns on the women’s side while taking home six in the men’s events.

Senior Margo Cramer (Seattle, Wash.) won two NESCAC titles for the women, setting a new school and NESCAC Championship meet record with a time of 10:28.66 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase event. Cramer set a new Bates facility record en route to the title in the 1,500 meters, finishing in 4:38.53.

Junior Juliet Ryan-Davis (Newton, Mass.) brought home the title with a time of 2:17.02 in the 800, junior Addie Tousley (Kensington, Md.) was NESCAC Champion in the 5,000 in 17:33.36, while senior Mia Martinez (Ridgewood, N.J earned a time of 14.53 in the 100 hurdles to capture the title.

A leap of 5’5.25” earned junior Grace Doering (Darien, Conn.) the NESCAC title in the high jump, while sophomore Lauren Pincus (Upper Montclair, N.J.) tossed the javelin 120’6” to win the event.

Senior Michael Schmidt (Wilmette, Ill.) paced the men’s team with a pair of NESCAC victories. He finished with a time of 14:48.04 to win the 5,000, while coming in with a time of 31:33.18 en route to the 10,000 meter title.

Sophomore Peter Hetzler (Rumson, N.J.) won the 400 in 51.75, sophomore Kevin Chu (Burlington, Vt.) was victorious in the 110 meter hurdle race in 14.71, while junior Jack Davies (Grosse Pointe, Mich.), came in with a time of 9:13.86 to win the 3,000 steeplechase.

The men’s 4x100 relay team of sophomore Jason McCallum (San Diego, Calif.), sophomore Bryan Holtzman (Sudbury, Mass.), first-year athlete David Parker (Arlington, Va.) and Hetzler won the NESCAC title with a time of 43.12.

• Track and field teams place third at NESCAC’s

• Up next: 5/3-5 @ N.E.’s (MIT)