XCountry Teams Race At Williams

September 26, 2009

The Panther cross country teams returned to action on Saturday when they raced in the Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams College. The Panther women finished the 12-team race third overall, behind Johns Hopkins and Williams. The men's team finished the race in fourth place, trailing UMass.-Lowell, Williams and N.Y.U.

Junior Sophia Spring (Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.) led the women's squad, finishing the race with a time of 22:47, good for fourth place overall in the 144-person race. First-year racer Stephanie Moroney (Manchester, Mass.) was next for Middlebury in 13th place (23:09), followed closely by sophomore Margo Cramer (Seattle, Wash.) in 15th place (23:11). Just behind her in the 17th slot was first-year racer Addie Tousley (Kensington, Md.) in 23:15, while senior Amanda Quinlan (Antrim, N.H.) rounded out Middlebury's scorers with a 20th place finish (23:20).

Sophomore Michael Schmidt (Wilmette, Ill.) continued to pace the men, finishing the 152-man race fourth overall with a time of 25:53. Junior Jack Terrett (Sherborn, Mass.) finished the event in 16th place (26:24), followed by senior Michael Waters (Bedford, Mass.), who came in 18th overall with a time of 26:32. Placing 22nd in the event was senior Vic Guevara (Short Hills, N.J.) in 26:41, while rookie Jack Davies (Grosse Point, Mich.) placed 28th with a time of 26:52.