Middlebury College runs, jumps and throws to home wins
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women and men’s track and field teams both won their only home meets of the season on Saturday, when they outpointed five visiting teams.
The Panther women scored 226 points behind school-record performances by Carly Anderson in the javelin and Alexandra Morris in the 400-meter dash to outdistance second-place Southern Maine (177), while the men racked up 288 to edge Bowdoin’s total of 277. In addition to Southern Maine and Bowdoin, the Panthers welcomed Castleton, Green Mountain and Sage.
On the women’s side, the Panthers picked up victories in seven events. Morris won the 400 in 57.23, lowering the mark of 57.51 set in 2013 by Juliet Ryan-Davis. Andersen bested her own school mark with toss of 145’1”, bettering her old distance of 142’11”. The throw is the fifth-best distance in Division III thus far this spring.
Halle Gustafson won the 800 (2:22.27), Katherine MacCary won 5,000 (18:20.59), and Paige Fernandez won the 400-meter hurdles (1:06.09). The 4×400-meter relay of Fernandez, Perri Silverhart, Gustafson and Morris won with a time of 4:03.70, while Jane Freda tied for the win in the long jump (16’10.75”).
In the men’s competition, the Panthers placed first in eight events. Alex Nichols won the 200 (22.03), Jimmy Martinez won the 400 (49.82), and Michael Pallozzi claimed the 110-meter hurdles (14.82). Other wins on the track came from Ascencion Aispuro in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:50.11) and the 4×400-meter relay of Martinez, Brandon Cushman, Tyler Farrell and Nichols (3:23.64).
In field events, John Natalone took the pole vault at 13’11.25”, Tyler Chaisson won the shot put (46’11.75”), and Deklan Robinson won the javelin throw (169’7”).
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