Seven members of the Middlebury College track & field teams will take part in the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships on May 24-26. The events will be take place at the Roger Harring Stadium at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
On the men's side, five Panthers will compete in the national meet. Senior James Mulliken (Westport, Conn.), junior Jimmy Martinez (Maplewood, N.J.), sophomores Nicholas Hendrix (East Molesey, U.K.) and Nathan Hill (Hinsdale, Ill.) along with rookie Matt D'Aquila (Wynnewood, Pa.) will all compete as individuals.
Mulliken and Hill will both take part in the 800-meter run. Mulliken is seeded 14th in the event with a time of 1:51.35 established during the NESCAC Championships hosted by Trinity, while Hill is 19th with a mark of 1:51.63 set during the same meet. The preliminaries will be run on Friday at 5:00 p.m., while the finals will take place Saturday at 1:50 p.m. central time.
Martinez will run in the 400-meter dash. He goes into the meet seeded 11th with a school-record time of 47.78 which he established during the PLNU Collegiate Invitational in March to start the spring. That mark shattered the previous record of 48.30 set by Alex Nichols '17 in 2016. The preliminaries will be run on Friday at 4:00 p.m. central time, while the finals will take place Saturday at 1:10 p.m.
Hendrix will compete at the national meet in the 100-meter dash. He is seeded 11th with a time of 10.58, winning the event during the NESCAC Championships. The preliminaries will be contested on Friday at 4:30 p.m., while the finals will be contested Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Rounding out the men's participants will be D'Aqulia, who will participate in the meet's longest event being the 10,000-meter run. He is seeded 18th with a time of 30:24.80 which he set during the Open New England Championships. He will run for a national title on Thursday at 11:05 a.m. central time.
Competing on the women's side will be rookies Katie Glew (Wilmette, Ill.) and Tasha Greene (Wynnewood, Pa.), each in the 1,500-meter event. Glew is seeded 11th with a time of 4:31.73 set during the MIT Final Qualifier, while Greene goes into the meet seeded 21st with a mark of 4:34.58 run during the Division III New England Championships. The pair will begin competition with the preliminaries on Thursday at 2:45 p.m., while the finals will take place on Saturday at 12:35 p.m.