Men's Track & Field

Track & Field Shines at Tufts Cupid Challenge

Minhaj Rahman won the weight throw for the fourth-straight week.
Minhaj Rahman won the weight throw for the fourth-straight week.

The Middlebury men's and women's indoor track and field teams each turned in strong performances on Saturday, competing at the Tufts Cupid Challenge in Massachusetts. It was a non-scoring meet, featuring numerous programs from New England. Both Middlebury teams head to New York on Friday, competing in the FasTrack Challenge on Staten Island.

For the men, Jonathan Perlman was a double winner for the Panthers, taking top honors in both the 1,000 meters and the mile. He won the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:30.77 and crossed the finish line in 4:12.88 in the mile.

Minhaj Rahman continued his banner season, winning the weight throw for the fourth-straight week. He led the field of 26 competitors with a heave of 60'2", breaking his own school record of 59'11" set two weeks ago.

Conrado Banky added a second-place effort in the 60-meter dash, finishing with a time of 7.14 seconds in the finals. Will Meyer placed in that same spot in the 3,000 meters, completing the event in 8:38.84. Jimmy Martinez was third in the 200-meter dash with a swift time of 22.74 seconds.

For the women, the 4x200 relay team of Ellie Greenberg, Alex Cook, Kate Holly and Gretchen McGrath combined for a winning time of 1:46.90, missing the school record by .08 of a second.

In the 800 meters, Meg Wilson captured second place with a time of 2:18.67, while Abigail Nadler was the runner up in the 3,000 meters (10:14.36). Katelyn Pease was second in the 1,000 meters, crossing the finish line in 3:02.96. Cassie Kearney placed third in the mile, finishing in 5:14.09.