College track and field teams sweep indoor meet

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams each claimed top honors among six competing schools at the Middlebury Winter Classic invitational on Saturday. Middlebury’s women earned 157.50 points, placing ahead of Rensselaer (121.50) and Franklin Pierce (106), while the men finished with 148 points, ahead of Rensselaer (136) and Franklin Pierce (101).
Both Middlebury teams return to action locally this Saturday when they host the Middlebury Winterfell at 11:30 a.m.
This past Saturday, Jimmy Martinez won twice for the Panthers, claiming the 500-meter run in 1:04.87 and joining Arden Coleman, Matthew Durst and Cameron Mackintosh to win the 4×400-meter relay in 3:24.69. Durst also added a second victory in the 400, with a clocking of 52.38.
Sawyer Tadano paced the field in the 1,000, finishing in 2:38.10, Michael Pallozzi ran 8.64 to win the 60-meter high hurdles, and Minhaj Rahman won the 35-pound weight throw with a heave of 49’4.5”.
On the women’s side, the Panthers swept the top three spots in the 60 hurdles. Chima Dimgba was first in 9.45 seconds, followed by Kisha Kalra (9.62) and Catherine Walker (9.94). 
Kate McCluskey won the 400 in 57.97 seconds, while Anna Willig claimed the 500 in 1:20.80.
Kreager Taber won the pole vault in 10’6”, while Helene Rowland won the shot put with a toss of 40’7.75”.

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