Panther relay team sets NCAA D-III track record
BOSTON — The Middlebury College men’s distance medley relay team set an NCAA Division III record this past weekend at Boston University, and Panther athletes set three other school track and field records at BU, while the men and women also posted some strong results at a separate meet hosted by MIT.
Both meets were not scored and featured athletes from all three NCAA divisions and international running clubs. The Panthers return to the track this weekend for the Division III New England Championships with the men’s meet hosted by Tufts and the women returning to MIT.
On Friday, the men’s DMR team of Nathan Hill, Alex Nichols, James Mulliken and Kevin Serrao finished in 9:46.95, lowering the NCAA D-III mark of 9:48.61 set by Amherst in 2015 during the Open New England Championships. In a DMR race participants run legs of 1,200 meters, 400m, 800m and 1,600m.
On Saturday, Jimmy Martinez lowered two Panther school records. He finished 12th place in 48.15 in the 400-meter dash, bettering his own mark of 48.80 that he established last year. A few events later, Martinez finished in 22.20 in the 200, breaking the program mark of 22.24 set by Bryan Holtzman in 2014.
In the 800, Serrao earned the fourth school record of the meet, finishing in 1:51.97, lowering the mark of 1:53.14 he set in 2016.
Top-five men’s performances at MIT came from Dylan Mortimer, who was second in the triple jump (41’6.5”); Tyler Chaisson, fourth in the shot put (46’1.5”); Jared Whitman, fifth in the pole vault (13’6.25”); and Jackson Bock, fifth in the 200 (23.97).
In the women’s competition at MIT, Marisa Edmondson took second in the 200 (27.32) and sixth in the 60 (8.39), and Basia Osborne was second in the long jump (16’5.75”) and fourth in the 600 (1:44.63).
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