Track & Field perform at NESCAC Championship

The Middlebury College Panther track and field teams took part in the 2010 NESCAC Championships hosted by Tufts last Saturday.

The Middlebury women placed third overall, while the men earned a fifth place finish.

The men's DMR relay team of Davies, Schmidt, junior Addison Godine (Milton, Mass.) and rookie Louis Cornacchione (Bear Creek Township, Pa.) finished second overall with a time of 10:19.29.

Placing third with a time of 3:22.64 in the 4x400 were senior Micah Wood (Tacoma, Wash.), junior Connor Wood (Lincolnshire, Ill.), senior Michael Waters (Bedford, Mass.) and sophomore Ethan Mann (Norwich, Vt.).

Earning a fourth place finish for the men in the pole vault was junior Adam Dede (West Chester, Ohio), who cleared 14'8.75".

Four Middlebury women won NESCAC crowns, including a pair of relay teams. Capturing the 800 in 2:14.67 was junior Kaitlyn Saldanha (Scarborough, Maine), while sophomore Margo Cramer (Seattle, Wash.) won the 1500 (4:35.56). Senior Laura Dalton (Simsbury, Conn.) earned a win in the 400 hurdles (1:03.92), while first-year racer Addie Tousley (Kensington, Md.) was a winner in the 10,000 (38:54.42).

The women's 4x400 meter relay team of Dalton, rookie Juliet Ryan-Davis (Newton, Mass.), junior Katy Magill (Boxford, Mass.) and senior Anjuli Demers (Dracut, Mass.) won the title with a time of 3:57.91. The 4x800 squad of Cramer, Saldanha, junior Cailey Condit (Leverett, Mass.) and junior Christina Kunycky (Marlborough, Mass.) finished with a time of 9:27.97 to win the championship. On the men's side, sophomore Michael Schmidt (Wilmette, Ill.) won the 10,000 in 31:22.76, while rookie Jack Davies (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) was a winner in the 3,000 steeplechase (9:17.46).

In the women's 800, Cramer placed second (2:14.73), sophomore Rebecca Fanning (Ipswich, Mass.) was third (2:15.86), while Condit came in fourth (2:16.25).

First-year athlete Danielle Baker (Glastonbury, Conn.) finished second in the pole vault (10'2.75"), Demers was fourth in the 400 (58.39), sophomore Claire McIlvennie (Ithaca, N.Y.) placed fourth in the 5,000 (18:09.94), while junior Alice Wisener (Ridgewood, N.J.) came in fourth in the 400 hurdles (1:05.76).

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