Women's Cross Country Begins Defense of NCAA Title

September 20, 2004

9/18/04 - The Middlebury College women's cross country teams opened up its fall season by winning the six-team Panther Invitational.

The Panther women placed six racers in the top 10 to win the race. Senior Jessica Manzer (Palatine Bridge, N.Y.) won the race with a time of 18:57. Placing second was sophomore Andrea Giddings (S. Portland, Maine) in 19:10, followed by junior Kelsey Rinehart (Moorestown, N.J.) in fifth place with a time of 19:41. Placing seventh in the race was sophomore Stephanie Nugent (Cambridge, Mass.) in 19:56, followed by sophomore Makely Lyon (Portland, Ore.) in ninth (20:02.2) and sophomore Erin Archard (Vienna, Maine) in 10th (20:02.04).


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