Panther track excels at Connecticut College

NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Middlebury College women won a track and field meet hosted on Friday and Saturday by Connecticut College, and the men’s team placed second.
The Panther women earned 116 points among 20 scoring teams, edging out Bowdoin with 108. The men finished in second place among 22 scoring squads with 85.5 points, trailing only WPI with 97.5. 
The Panther women won four events. Katherine MacCary won the 10,000 meters in 36:12.06, Rory Kelly won the 5,000 in 17:22.29, Abigail Nadler took the 1,500 (4:35.22), and Alex Cook won the long jump with a leap of 17 feet-9.75 inches. Cook also finished third in the 200 (26.45).
Finishing second were Meg Wilson in the 800 (2:15.48) and the 4×400-meter relay team of Lucy Lang, Ava O’Mara, Julia Munz and Gretchen McGrath (3:57.41).
The 4×100 relay team of Cook, Kate Holly, McGrath and Lizzie Walkes was third in 49.58, while Rebecca Gorman finished third in the javelin with a toss of 124-7.
Bowdoin freshman and New Haven resident Lydia Pitts helped her team’s cause by winning the triple jump (37-6.3) and finishing third in the 100 hurdles (15.52).
On the men’s side, the Panthers won two events. Jonathan Perlman claimed the 1,500 in 3:53.44, and Minhaj Rahman won the hammer throw title with a toss of 188-3.
Runner-up efforts were posted by Jonathan Fisher in the 400 hurdles (57.21), Nathan Hill in the 800 (1:53.53) and Nathaniel Klein in the shot put (47-2.50). The 4×400-meter relay quartet of Arden Coleman, William Robertson, Joshua Howard and Jimmy Martinez also took second (3:21.58).
Theodore Henderson finished third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:19.96).

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