Cross Country Teams Headed To NCAA's
November 20, 2013
The Middlebury College men’s and women's cross country teams will take part in the 2013 NCAA Championship races hosted by Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana. The 32-team races will take place at Hanover’s nationally renowned campus course with the women’s event at 11:00 a.m. and the men’s race at 12:30 p.m.
The second-ranked women are making their 18th straight appearance at the event, looking for their seventh NCAA title. The Panthers previously won titles in ’00, ’01, ’03, ’06, ’08 and ‘10 with second place finishes in ’99, ’02, ’04 and ’11. Middlebury earned an automatic bid to the championships after a second place finish at last weekend’s NCAA Regional race. The 12-time NESCAC Champions won this year’s crown on November 2nd.
Making the trip for the Panthers are seniors Katie Rominger (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Emily Singer (Harrison, N.Y.), juniors Alison Maxwell (Port Angeles, Wash.), Summer Spillane (Shelburne, Vt.) and Sarah Guth (Wilton, Conn.), sophomore Katherine Tercek (Los Angeles, Calif.) and first-year racer Erzsebet Nagy (Albion, Maine). Senior Emily Attwood (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) will serve as the team’s alternate racer on the trip.
The sixth-ranked men are making their fourth straight trip to the NCAA’s, owning their highest national ranking in school history. The Panthers finished a program-best eighth last season at the NCAA’s. Middlebury earned its way into the national meet with an automatic bid after placing second in the NCAA Regional race last weekend at Southern Maine. The ’10 NESCAC Champions have placed second in the event in each of the last three years.
Competing for the men will be seniors Nate Sans (Princeton, Mass.), Greg Krathwohl (Ipswich, Mass), Wilder Schaaf (Ashland, Ore) and Sam Craft (Hamden, Conn.), junior Kevin Wood (Lincolnshire, Ill.) and sophomores Luke Carpinello (Delmar, N.Y.) and Sebastian Matt (New Albany, Ohio). Sophomore Sam Cartwright (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) will be the team’s alternate racer at the event.