The Middlebury cross country teams began their respective 2015 seasons by competing at the Dartmouth Invitational at the Hanover Country Club. The women, ranked third nationally, finished third of five teams, while the 16th-ranked men were fifth of five squads in a meet comprised of Division I, II and III teams.
On a course that is traditionally tough and hilly, senior Katherine Tercek (Los Angeles, Calif.) led a tightly-bunched group of Panther women to the finish line. In a 6K race comprised of 68 women, Tercek crossed the stripe in 15th (23:02.97), while junior Addis Fouche-Channer (Brooklyn, N.Y.) stopped the clock in 19th (23:27.68). Sophomore Robin Vincent (Sutton, Vt.) was next in 21st (23:31.49), while senior Adrian Walsh (Bozeman, Mont.) (23rd, 23:36.97) and junior Erzsie Nagy (Albion, Maine) (26th, 23:52.91) completed the scorers.
During the men's race consisting of 78 participants, junior Sam Klockenkemper (Nashville, Tenn.) led the Panther scorers with a 33rd-place finish (26:17.42) over the 8K course. Senior Sebastian Matt (New Albany, Ohio) was the next to cross in 38th place (26:22.61), while junior Brian Rich (Concord, Mass.) wound up 43rd (26:36.79). Senior Sam Cartwright (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) was just seconds behind in 44th place (26:45.91), while sophomore Tim McGovern (Newton, N.J.) rounded out the scorers for the men via a 46th-place effort (26:51.62).
• Cross Country Teams compete at Dartmouth Invitational
• Up next: 9/19 – hosts Aldrich Invitational