Middlebury College harrier wins league title

WATERVILLE, Maine — Middlebury College runner Abigail Nadler won the individual NESCAC women’s title on Saturday at Colby College, where the Panther men tied for third in the team competition and the Panther women were fourth at the league’s championship meet.
The Middlebury men, ranked 21st in NCAA Division III, and the No. 8 women will next compete on Nov. 12 at the NCAA Regional meet hosted by Westfield State in Massachusetts.
This past Saturday, Nadler won the title by running 22:33.8 over a 6-kilometer course. Her time was nearly 19 seconds faster than runner-up Natalie Bettez of Tufts. Nadler becomes Middlebury’s second women’s champion in the past three years, joining Alison Maxwell in 2014.
Meg Wilson was next for the Middlebury women in 17th place in 23:35.79. Read Allen followed in 29th place (23:55.36), Sasha Whittle was 32nd (23:58.43) and Katherine MacCary was 35th (24:04.57).
Ascencion Aispuro paced the Panther men in an 8K race by taking 13th in 26:30.07. Behind Aispuro in 18th was Brian Rich in 26:30.76, while Harrison Knowlton was 24th (26:40.31), Connor Evans placed 31st (26:57.65) and Brendan Wood was 36th (27:02.32).

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