October 31, 2011

            The Middlebury cross country teams took part in the 2011 NESCAC Championships hosted by Amherst on Saturday. Neither team was able to repeat as NESCAC Champion, but both performed well, with the women placing second and the men fourth. On the men's side, senior Michael Schmidt (Wilmette, Ill.) became the second Panther in meet history to win the conference championship, joining Mike Graham, who also won at Amherst in 1983. Schmidt, who traversed much of the 8-kilometer course with only one shoe, came in at 25:51, exactly 20 seconds ahead of Bowdoin's Coby Horowitz

            Next for the Panther men was junior Jack Davies (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) in 12th place with a time of 26:30, followed by sophomore Greg Krathwohl (Ipswich, Mass.), who earned a 23rd place finish in 26:48. Sophomore Nate Sans (Princeton, Mass.) finished the race in 26th place (26:51), while first-year racer Kevin Wood (Lincolnshire, Ill.) rounded out the Middlebury scorers with a 33rd (26:59) place finish.

            Junior Addie Tousley (Kensington, Md.) and senior Margo Cramer (Seattle, Wash.) led the Panther women, finishing the race in third (22:44) and fourth (22:56) place respectively. Senior Chelsea Ward-Waller (Washington, D.C.) and sophomore Emily Singer (Harrison, N.Y.) also finished back-to-back (10th & 11th), both coming in at 23:10. Sophomore Emily Attwood (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) was the team’s fifth scorer, placing 14th overall in 23:19.
• Cross Country teams race at NESCAC’s
• Up next: 11/5 @ ECAC’s (Williams)