Panther harriers make good showing at NCAA meet
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Middlebury College women’s and men’s cross-country teams on Saturday finished 14th and 24th, respectively, among 32 teams in the NCAA Division III championship meets hosted by Spalding University in Louisville, Ky.
Panther sophomore Abigail Nadler earned All-American honors with her 15th-place finish. The Johns Hopkins women and the North Central (Ill.) men each took home team national crowns.
Nadler covered the 6-kilometer course in 21:02.6 to become a two-time All-American after her 18th-place effort in 2015. Next for Middlebury was Sasha Whittle in 107th place (21:02.0), followed by Catie Skinner (123rd in 22:05.8), Meg Wilson (182nd in 22:30), and Katherine MacCary (193rd in 22:34.7 to wrap up the Panther scorers). Also competing for Middlebury were Isabella Alfaro (238th, 22:59.7) and Alexis Jakubowski (249th, 23:11.6).
Brian Rich paced the Panther men in 71st place, finishing the 8K-course in 25:15.7. Next for the Panthers were Ascencion Aispuro in 118th (25:29.5), Kevin Serrao in 205th (26:11.6), Brendan Wood in 207th (26:12.2) and Harrison Knowlton in 217th (26:19.0) to complete the scorers. Also competing for the Panthers were Miles Meijer in 249th (26:40.6) and Connor Evans in 272nd (27:39.6).