Middlebury

Panthers Win State Titles

September 29, 2007

The Middlebury cross country teams both cruised to victories at the State Meet hosted by Lyndon State College. The men won the seven-team race with nine of the top 10 finishers, while the women placed eight of the top 10 in the eight-team race.

Winning the men's race was Middlebury's first-year racer Stanis Moody-Roberts (Cape Elizabeth, Maine), who captured the event with a time of 28:54. Next for the Panthers was junior Max MacKinnon (Norwich, Vt.) in second place in 29:08, followed by junior Rainey Johnson (St. Louis, Mo.) in third place (29:09). First-year racer Nat Nelson (Concord, N.H.) finished the day in fourth place (29:10), followed by classmate Jack Terrett (Sherborn, Mass.) in fifth (29:17).

Senior Kate Hirschboeck (Cota de Caza, Calif.) led the Middlebury women in second place with a time of 21:21. First-year racer Erin Toner (New Providence, N.J.) came in third place in 21:29, followed by sophomore Anne Sullivan (Westport, Conn.) in fourth (21:47). Rookie Jessica Spar (Short Hills, N.J.) finished the event in fifth place with a time of 21:50, followed by senior Sarah Norton (Denver, Colo.) in sixth (21:56).