Cross Country Teams Sweep State Meet

October 3, 2009

The Panther cross country teams both captured the State Championship meets hosted by Johnson State College. The women's team won the eight-team race, topping the University of Vermont, St. Michael's and Castleton. The men's squad captured their eight team race, ahead of UVM, Norwich and Lyndon.

First-year racer Jack Davies (Grosse Point, Mich.) won the men's race for the Panthers, finishing with a time of 27:41, 10 seconds ahead of junior Nat Nelson (Concord, N.H.). Placing third in the race was sophomore Sam Miller (Needham, Mass.) with a time of 28:01, followed by rookie Will Gibbons (Lexington, Mass.) in fifth (28:16) and senior Peter Hoffman (Rochester, Minn.) in sixth (28:26).

Sophomore Claire McIlvennie (Ithaca, N.Y.) captured the women's race, finishing with a time of 18:43.1, just ahead of rookie teammate Stephanie Moroney (Manchester, Mass.) (18:44.6). Senior Amanda Quinlan (Antrim, N.H.) ended the race in third place in 19:06, followed by first-year racer Addie Tousley (Kensington, Md.) in fourth (19:13) and junior Amanda Lee (Lincoln, Neb.) in fifth (19:25).