Track & Field Boasts Several Winners at Middlebury Winterfell

Jimmy Martinez broke his own school record, winning the 600 meters in 1:20.86.
Jimmy Martinez broke his own school record, winning the 600 meters in 1:20.86.

The Middlebury men's and women's indoor track and field teams hosted their Winterfell Meet on Saturday, boasting several stellar performances. The men placed second among the four competing schools with 166 points, trailing only NCAA Division I Vermont (232). The women recorded 108 points, placing third behind Vermont (243) and McGill (115). Both Middlebury teams return to action next weekend, hosting the Middlebury Invitational Friday and Saturday on the New Balance Foundation Track in Virtue Field House.

Middlebury had four winners on the men's side, led by Jimmy Martinez in the 600 meters. The Panther finished with a time of 1:20.86, breaking his own school record set a year ago (1:21.24). Jonathan Perlman led the field in the mile, finishing with a clocking of 4:16.66.

In the field events, Minhaj Rahman and Max Memeger each won events for the second-straight meet. Rahman bested his own school record (59'7.5" set a week ago) in the weight throw with a heave of 59'11". Memeger took top honors in the long jump, sailing a distance of 20'2.5".

Liam Hoagland turned in a second-place finish in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:35.08, while Francis Prince was second in the high jump (5'10"). Nathaniel Klein finished with a throw of 45'7" in the shot put, taking second place.

Ellie Greenberg had a first-place effort in the 60-meter dash, crossing the finish line in 8.39 seconds, while in the shot put, Helene Rowland topped the field with a toss of 39'2.5".

In the 200-meter dash, Gretchen McGrath boasted a second-place time of 26.73 seconds, while Lucy Lang finished in that same spot in the 600 meters (1:38.61). Molly Cowell cleared a height of 10'0" to take second in the pole vault.

Adding third-place finishes were Caroline Morss in the 60-meter dash (8.86 seconds), Ava O'Mara in the 400 meters (1:01.97) and Emily Ray in the weight throw (40'3.5").