Sixteen members of the Middlebury College track & field teams will take part in the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships on May 23-25. The events will be contested at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio and will be hosted by the University of Mount Union and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.
On the men's side, eight Panthers will venture to the national meet. Senior Minhaj Rahman (Woodhaven, N.Y.) will take part in the hammer throw for the Panthers. He is seeded 10th in the event with a school-record mark of 195'11" established during the Division III New England Championships hosted by Williams.
Senior Jonathan Perlman (Bala Cynwyd, Pa.) will take part in the 1,500-meter run. Perlman is seeded 11th with a school-record time of 3:50.84 set last weekend during the Open New England Championships at Southern Connecticut State.
Junior Nathan Hill (Hinsdale, Ill.) returns to the NCAA Championships in the 800 meters after a third-place All-American effort in 2018. He earned the No. 3 seed in the event with a time of 1:50.56 established during the Division III New England Championships.
Senior Jimmy Martinez (Maplewood, N.J.) will run in the 400 meters representing the Panthers. He goes into the meet seeded 18th with a time of 48.15, which he established during the Williams Last Chance Meet on Wednesday.
Rounding out the individuals for Middlebury on the men's side is senior John Natalone (Dix Hills, N.Y.). He goes into the pole vault event seeded 11th with a school-record clearance of 16'0" posted at the Williams Invitational in mid-April.
The quartet of junior Arden Coleman (Burlingame, Calif.), Hill, Martinez and sophomore William Robertson (Summit, N.J.) will run in the 4x400-meter relay. The team garnered the No. 10 seed with a time of 3:13.86 at the Open New England Championships last weekend. Senior Joshua Howard (Sewickley, Pa.) will be the alternate in the relay.
Competing on the women's side for Middlebury will be eight Panthers. Senior Abigail Nadler (Chicago, Ill.), along with sophomores Tasha Greene (Wynnewood, Pa.) and Katie Glew (Wilmette, Ill.) will each compete in the 1,500 meters. Nadler is seeded fourth with a time of 4:27.77 set last weekend at the Open New England Championships, Greene is ranked 12th (4:35.21) with a time posted at the California Collegiate Invitational in late March, while Glew is seeded 16th (4:35.97) in a mark recorded during the Open New England Championships.
Rookie Cassie Kearney (Rockland, Mass.) and junior Meg Wilson (Concord, Mass.) earned spots into the 800-meter run. Kearney is the eighth seed with a time of 2:11.55 at the Division III New England meet, while Wilson posted a mark of 2:13.37 during that same event and is seeded 19th.
Seniors Rory Kelly (Winnetka, Ill.) and Katherine MacCary (Los Angeles, Calif.) will run in the longest races of the weekend. Kelly recorded a time of 17:06.29 in the 5,000 meters at the Open New England Championships to earn the No. 13 seed.
MacCary will compete in the 10,000 meters. She recorded a time of 35:58.49 when the Panthers hosted the NESCAC Championships and garnered the 18th seed into the national meet.
Junior Rebecca Gorman (Sudbury, Mass.) is the 13th seed in the javelin, posting a mark of 138'7" at the Amherst Spring Fling in early April to round out the Panther entries.