Panther track and field squad tops Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The Middlebury College track and field teams defeated host Springfield on Saturday in windy conditions. The men won, 100-85, while the women were victorious, 125-70.
The women won 17 of the 19 events contested, led by Hannah Blackburn who posted victories in the 100-meter hurdles in 15.43 and the triple jump in 35’1.75”.
Other women’s winners on the track included Abigail Pohl in the 3,000 steeplechase (11:51.08), Addis Fouche-Channer in the 1,500 (4:57.87), Perri Silverhart in the 400 (1:04.27) and Lauren Henry in the 100 (12.92).
Also placing first were Paige Fernandez in the 400 hurdles (1:07.99), Sara Sobolewski in the 200 (27.28), Alison Maxwell in the 5,000 (17:52.20) and both the 4×100 and 4×400 relays.
Off the track, event wins came from Dana Tripp in the hammer throw (121’7”), Emily Mellen in the pole vault (9’11.25”), Laura Strom in the high jump (5’2.25”), Lauren Pincus in the javelin (130’3”) and Holly Lanchantin in the discus (106’10”).
On the men’s side, the Panthers picked up wins in 11 events. On the track, Sam Klockenkemper won the 3,000 steeplechase (10:18.44), Luke Carpinello took the 1,500 (4:07.92) and Taylor Shortsleeve prevailed in the 110 hurdles (15.71).
Other first-place efforts were posted by Bryan Holtzman in the 100 (11.03), Jake Wood in the 400 hurdles (55.91), Alex Nichols in the 200 (22.84) and Wilder Schaaf in the 5,000 (15:18.71).
In field events, Jason McCallum won the pole vault (15’1”), and Ola Fadairo won the discus (119’11”).

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