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April 22nd, 2015
BOSTON — Chilling rains and blustery winds accompanied a handful of runners from Addison County as they competed in the 119th Boston Marathon on Monday.
Bristol distance runner Todd Smith finished his seventh Boston Marathon in 2:39:21. While not a personal record, the 40-year-old was the fastest racer from Vermont and 13th in his age group, and overall he was 247th across the Boylston Street finish line out of 26,610 finishers.
“My goal was to run at a six-minute (per mile) pace and that’s what I did,” he said.
MIDDLEBURY — Ninth-ranked Middlebury College men’s lacrosse used a four-goal burst to break an early 2-2 tie en route to a 13-9 finish over Trinity on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium on Saturday. The Panthers’ win secures a home NESCAC quarterfinal game against a yet-to-be-determined opponent on Saturday.
MAINE — The Middlebury College women’s tennis team, ranked eighth nationally, split a pair of NESCAC road matches last weekend in Maine. The Panthers fell to No. 10 Bowdoin on Saturday, 7-2, but rebounded for a 9-0 victory Sunday over Bates. The Panthers’ record stands at 8-5.
With the Panthers playing for the first time in a week, the Polar Bears on Saturday grabbed all three points in doubles play. In singles, only Alexandra Fields at No. 2 (6-2, 6-4) and Kaysee Orozco at No. 4 (1-6, 6-4, 7-5) were victorious for Middlebury.
CRANSTON, R.I. — The Middlebury College men’s golf team finished in a fourth-place tie among 21 teams competing at the Johnson & Wales Spring Invitational Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Tufts won the event with a 610, followed by Williams (614), Manhattanville (621), Middlebury (622) and Salem (622).
ALBANY, N.Y. — The Panther track and field teams recorded a number of top-five finishes last Friday and Saturday at the 31st Annual UAlbany Spring Classic, which featured teams from across New York and New England.
AMHERST, Mass. — The Middlebury College women’s golf team tied with Williams for second place among 10 teams competing at the Jack Leaman Invitational hosted by Amherst at the Hickory Ridge Golf Club on Saturday. The single-day tournament saw Ithaca take home the team title with a 324, followed by Middlebury and Williams, who were both one stroke back.
BRISTOL — Bristol police had a busy March on traffic duty, according to a log of that month’s police actions released to the Independent last week. Police in March conducted 21 town-contracted patrols at various locations including: Monkton Road, Route 116, Hewitt Road, River Road, Burpee Road, Lower Notch Road and Daniel’s Four Corners.
During those patrols, police ticketed 12 drivers and issued five warnings.
In other action in March, Bristol police:
VERMONT — Spring weather is here and there will be an increase in recreational hikers parking their vehicles at trailheads throughout Vermont. Last year there were numerous car break-ins at various hiking access locations in Vermont. In a recent press release, Vermont State Police Cpl. Andrew Leise said these break-ins were due in part to the ongoing heroin and opiate challenges the state currently faces.