Panther Track & Field Opens Season at Dartmouth Relays

Nathaniel Durfee finished 10th in the triple jump at Dartmouth.
Nathaniel Durfee finished 10th in the triple jump at Dartmouth.

The Middlebury men’s and women’s track and field teams opened the 2018 schedule Sunday at the 49th Dartmouth Relays. The Panthers sent a few members of each team to the meet, as several top-20 efforts were recorded in an event that featured all three NCAA divisions, as well as several club programs.

Rookie Tim DeLorenzo (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.) highlighted the day for the men, finishing seventh in the triple jump with a distance of 41’0.5”. Other top-10 efforts off the track came from senior Nathaniel Durfee (Shaftsbury, Vt.) in the triple jump (10th, 38’1.25”) and junior John Natalone (Dix Hills, N.Y.) during the pole vault (10th, 13’11.25”).

On the track, sophomore Nicholas Hendrix (East Molesey, U.K.) raced to a 12th-place finish in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.23 seconds. Junior Jackson Bock (Denver, Colo.) was 20th in the 400-meter dash (53.31), while sophomore Jonathan Fisher (Richmond, Vt.) wound up 18th in the 60-meter hurdles (9.09) and 20th in the long jump (19’1.5”).

During the women’s competition, rookie Chima Dimgba (Rochester, N.Y.) ran to an 11th-place finish on the track in the 60-meter hurdles (9.61).

In the field events, sophomore Helene Rowland (Madison, N.J.) tossed the shot put 37’2.5” for a 14th-place finish, while rookie Lauren Boyd (Berkeley Heights, N.J.) was 19th with a mark of 34’7.75”. Sophomore Emily Ray (Shelburne, Vt.) also tallied a top-20 distance in the weight throw with a mark of 40’6.75” for 17th place.

• Track & field competes in the Dartmouth Relays
• Up Next: 1/13 hosts Middlebury Winter Classic – 11:00 a.m.