Panther men’s track wins NESCAC crown

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Middlebury College men’s track and field team earned the program’s first NESCAC title this past weekend, while the women were third in the championship meet at Trinity.
The Panthers claimed the men’s crown with 172 points, while Williams was second with 140 and Tufts finished third with 137. The Williams women won the title with 200 points, ahead of Tufts (115.50) and Middlebury (96.50). 
Panther men won five events. Nicholas Hendrix won the 100-meter dash in 10.58 seconds, Kevin Serrao claimed the 1,500 in 3:52.20, and Jimmy Martinez took the 400 in 48.02. Also, the 4×100-meter team of Jackson Bock, Jackson Barnett, Michael Pallozzi and Hendrix prevailed in 42.29, and the 4×400 quartet of Arden Coleman, William Robertson, Joshua Howard and Martinez won in 3:16.72.
Also, Hendrix took second place in the 200 in 21.72, with Martinez in third (21.78). Ascencion Aispuro was the runner up in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:18.70), while Pallozzi was second in the 110 hurdles (14.62).
Third-place efforts came from Connor Evans in the 5,000 (15:09.58), Matt D’Aquila in the 10,000 (30:45.71), James Mulliken in the 800 (1:51.35) and Tyler Farrell in the 400 hurdles (54.25).
Brenden Edwards finished second in the discus at 145’-0”, Jonathan Fisher finished third in the high jump at 6’-2”, and John Natalone took third in the pole vault at 14’-11”.
The Panther women won three events and set two school records. Kate McCluskey won the 400 in 56.22, and she broke her own school record while finishing third in the 200 in 25.13.
Meg Wilson took the 800 in 2:17.48, while teammate Brianna Bisson was second in 2:17.61. The third victory for the women came from the 4×400 quartet of Lucy Lang, Kai Milici, Kate Holly and McCluskey in 3:54.44.
Kreager Taber finished second in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 11’-7.75”, breaking a 21-year-old school record.
Katherine MacCary finished second in the 5,000 (17:16.57), Helene Rowland was third in the shot put at 39’-4”, and Alex Cook finished third in the long jump at 17’-10.25”.

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