Panther women prevail in track, field events

ALBANY, N.Y. — Middlebury College women’s athletes won two events on Saturday at the University of Albany Spring Classic, a track and field event that drew 700 competitors from all three NCAA divisions as well as club teams. No team scores were kept.
The Panthers return to action this Saturday at the NESCAC championship meet, hosted by Bowdoin.
On this past Saturday, the Panther four-by-100-meter relay team of Ellie Greenberg, Natalie Cheung, Maddie Pronovost and Elizabeth Walkes won with a time of 49.17, while Julia Lothrop won the javelin with a toss of 122’6”), edging teammate Devon Player (122’2”).
Other Middlebury women scoring top-five finishes on the track Talia Ruxin, second in the 5,000-meter run (17:45.28); Rose Kelly, fifth at 1,500 meters (4:52.51); and Clare Gomba, fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (12:05.34).
In the field events, Jane Freda took fifth in the long jump (17’) and triple jump (35’7.75”), finishing only behind Division I athletes in each event.
In men’s competition, Henry Fleming finished in 9:01.41 to place third in the 3,000, while Harrison Knowlton was fourth in the 5,000 (15:22.70). In the 110-meter hurdles, Michael Pallozzi was the top Division III runner in 15.60 to place third in the preliminaries. Nathan Hill took fourth in the 1,500 (3:59.13), while Connor Evans was sixth (4:01.91) in the same event.
Also finishing sixth were Jackson Bock in the 200 (21.47), Paul Malloy in the 400-meter hurdles (58.66) and Theodore Henderson in the 3,000 steeplechase (9:59.28).
In field events, Tyler Chaisson was sixth in the shot put (44’10.25”), as was Taylor Moore in the javelin (151’).

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