Panther Track & Field Competes at Open New Englands

Kevin Serrao finished in eighth place during Saturday's 800-meter run.
Kevin Serrao finished in eighth place during Saturday's 800-meter run.

The Middlebury track & field teams participated in the two-day Open New England Championships on Friday and Saturday hosted by Dartmouth. The men finished 18th out of 36 scoring teams at the event, while the women wound up tied for 30th of 39 squads who tallied points. All three NCAA divisions were represented at the meet, as the top-eight finishers in each event earned All-New England honors.

In the men’s events, sophomore Nicholas Hendrix (East Molesey, U.K.) was third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.76. A few events later, rookie Matt D’Aquila (Wynnewood, Pa.) finished fourth in the 10,000-meter run (30:24.80). Other top-eight individual performances on the track came from sophomore Nathan Hill (Hinsdale, Ill.), who finished fifth in the 1,500-meter run (3:52.30), while senior Kevin Serrao (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.) was eighth in the 800-meter run in 1:52.24.

The 4x400-meter relay team of rookie William Robertson (Summit, N.J.), senior James Mulliken (Westport, Conn.), sophomore Arden Coleman (Burlingame, Calif.) and junior Jimmy Martinez (Maplewood, N.J.) finished fifth in the event with a time of 3:17.94.

During the women's action, senior Kate McCluskey (Westford, Mass.) earned All-New England honors with a fourth-place effort during the 400-meter dash in 55.75. That time is the sixth-fastest mark in Division III this outdoor season.

• Track & Field competes at Open New England Championships (hosted by Dartmouth)
• Up Next: 5/17 at MIT Last Chance Qualifier