Panthers run well at NCAA D3 title meet

BOSTON — The Middlebury College track and field team posted a few excellent results at the 2019 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships this past Friday and Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, including a championship by the men’s distance medley relay team on Friday.
The Panther DMR team of Nathan Hill (1,200 meters), Arden Coleman (400m), Jimmy Martinez (800m) and Jonathan Perlman (1,600m) on Friday posted a winning time of 9:56.54, claiming the title by 2.21 seconds over runner-up North Central (Ill.).  
The women’s DMR team of Abigail Nadler, Gretchen McGrath, Cassie Kearney and Kelly finished fifth in 11:45.37.
Also on Friday Minhaj Rahman finished eighth in the men’s 35-pound weight throw with a toss of 62 feet-7.25 inches.
On Saturday Panther Rory Kelly finished second in the 3,000-meter with a school-record time of 9:45.85. 
Her result, along with the women’s DMR team’s fifth-place finish, helped the Panther women tie for 16th place out of 76 scoring schools. 
The Middlebury men’s team placed 17th out of 67 scoring schools.
Both DMR teams, Kelly and Rahman all earned All-American designations for their performances.
In preliminary action on Friday, Kearney and Meg Wilson raced in 800-meter preliminaries. Kearney finished ninth in 2:14.04, while Wilson was 15th (2:17.69). Tasha Greene also finished 17th in the mile in 5:10.73.

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