Men's Track & Field

Four School Records Fall, Including Men’s DMR National Time in Boston Meets

(L-R): Nathan Hill, Alex Nichols, Kevin Serrao and James Mulliken pose with the baton after setting a Division III national record on Friday in the distance medley relay.
(L-R): Nathan Hill, Alex Nichols, Kevin Serrao and James Mulliken pose with the baton after setting a Division III national record on Friday in the distance medley relay.

A total of four school records fell this weekend, including an NCAA Division III record in the men's distance medley relay, as the Panther track & field teams competed in two Boston-area meets. Middlebury took part in the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University's Track & Tennis Center as well as the Gordon Kelly Invitational hosted by MIT. Both meets were unscored and featured athletes from all three NCAA divisions and international running clubs. The Panthers return to the track next weekend for the Division III New England Championships with the men's meet hosted by Tufts and the women returning to MIT.

On Friday, the record-breaking men's DMR team of Nathan Hill, Alex Nichols, James Mulliken and Kevin Serrao crossed the line with a time of 9:46.95, lowering the national mark of 9:48.61 set by Amherst in 2015 during the Open New England Championships.

In Saturday's action, Jimmy Martinez lowered a pair of school records for the Panthers. He crossed the line in 12th place with a time of 48.15 during the 400-meter dash, bettering his own time of 48.80 which he established last year. A few events later, Martinez sprinted across the line with a time of 22.20 in the 200-meter dash, breaking the program mark of 22.24 set by Bryan Holtzman in 2014.

In the 800-meter run, Serrao earned the fourth school record of the meet, finishing with a time of 1:51.97. That lowers the old mark of 1:53.14 he set in 2016.

Top-five men's performances at MIT came from Dylan Mortimer, who was second in the triple jump (41'6.5"), while Tyler Chaisson finished fourth in the shot put (46'1.5"). Jared Whitman was fifth in the pole vault (13'6.25"). On the track, Jackson Bock ran to a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter dash (23.97).

During the women's competition at MIT, Marisa Edmondson raced to the line second in the 200-meter dash (27.32), while she was just outside the top five with a sixth-place finish in the 60-meter dash (8.39).

Basia Osborne recorded a pair of top-five efforts. She was second in the long jump with a mark of 16'5.75", while crossing the line fourth in the 600-meter run (1:44.63).