Middlebury track excels in San Diego meet

SAN DIEGO — The Middlebury College men’s track and field team won the Point Loma Nazarene University Collegiate Invitational on Saturday, while the Panther women finished tied for fourth.
The Panther men scored 303.5 points to top 13 scoring teams, edging out Tufts (289). The women finished in a fourth-place tie with Rowan among 14 scoring squads with 230 points. Williams won with 246 points. The Panthers will compete at UC San Diego this Saturday.
Two Panther men won events. Minhaj Rahman took the hammer throw with a school-record toss of 183-feet, 6 inches, and Miles Meijer led a Panther sweep of the top three spots in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:45.52. Thomas Tarantino was second in 9:46.09, while Jack Litowitz was third (9:55.07).
Daniel Brey was second in the javelin (159-9), while Jonathan Fisher finished third in the high jump (6-0) and John Natalone took third in the pole vault 14-5.25.
The 4×100-meter relay team of Conrado Banky, Arden Coleman, Matthew Durst and Nicholas Hendrix finished second in 42.58. Jimmy Martinez was second in the 400 (48.78), Nathan Hill was second in the 1,500 (3:51.89), and in the 5,000 Theodore Henderson (15:01.93) and Will Meyer (15:03.82) finished second and third, respectively.
The Panther women also earned two event titles. Julia Lothrop won the javelin (128-2), with teammate Rebecca Gorman in second (127-11). Katherine MacCary won the 5,000 in 17:52.50, while Abigail Nadler was third (19:12.94).
Other runner-up finishes came from Katelyn Pease in the 800 (2:17.48), Julia Munz in the 400-meter hurdles (1:05.79), and the 4×400-meter relay team of Lucy Lang, Munz, Kate Holly and Ava O’Mara (3:57.76). Nadler also posted a third-place finish in the 1,500 (4:33.81). Kreager Taber was third in the pole vault (11-5.25).

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