Panthers Compete At Open N.E.'s

October 6, 2007

The Middlebury College cross country teams took part in the open New England Championships at Franklin Park in Boston, Massachusetts over the weekend. Teams from Division I, II and III competed in the event, with the Middlebury women placing ninth out of 44 teams. The men's squad finished 21st out of 43 teams competing.

Junior Alexandra Krieg (Wellesley, Mass.) led the Middlebury women with an impressive eighth place finish in 18:33 First-year racer Jessica Spar (Short Hills, N.J.) was next for the Panthers, finishing in 59th place with a time of 19:30. Sophomore Anne Sullivan (Westport, Conn.) and senior Kate Hirschboeck (Coto de Caza, Calif.) placed in 81st and 82nd place respectively, both with a time of 19:48. Rounding out the Middlebury scorers was rookie Amanda Lee (Lincoln, Neb.), who finished the race in 94th place in 19:56.

Senior Jimmy Butcher (Garden City, N.Y.) paced the men's squad with a 53rd place finish in 26:15. Sophomore Mike Waters (Bedford, Mass.) was next in 113th (27:02), followed by first-year racer Stanis Moody-Roberts (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) in 119th place (27:09). Junior Jack Wambach (Evanston, Ill.) in 134th (27:23) and junior Peter Murphy (Wilton, Conn.) in 157th (27:48), rounded out Middlebury's scorers.