Men's Track & Field

Three Panther Men Garner CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors

(L-R): Jonathan Perlman, Minhaj Rahman and Nathan Hill.
(L-R): Jonathan Perlman, Minhaj Rahman and Nathan Hill.


Three Middlebury College men's track & field athletes have been named College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) District I First-Team Academic All-District Track & Field/Cross Country selections by the organization. Seniors Minhaj Rahman (Woodhaven, N.Y.) and Jonathan Perlman (Bala Cynwyd, Pa.), along with junior Nathan Hill (Hinsdale, Ill.) each found a spot on the organization's list of honorees. The trio guided the Panthers to the program's second-consecutive NESCAC Championship and all three competed in the NCAA Championships last weekend in Northeastern Ohio.

Rahman owns a 3.69 grade point average as a neuroscience major at Middlebury. He capped off a stellar career with an All-American seventh-place finish in the hammer throw with a toss of 193'0". Earlier in the season, Rahman posted a school-record mark of 195'11" during the Division III New England Championships. The fourth-year Panther had an impressive winter season by winning the weight throw eight times and posted an eighth-place All-American toss of 62'7.25" at the NCAA Indoor Championships. He entered the meet with a school-record mark of 63'6", a mark that he rewrote four times last winter.       

Perlman has a 3.91 grade point average in mathematics at Middlebury. During the indoor season, he ran anchor leg on the 2019 NCAA Champion distance medley relay quartet. Perlman was third at Division III New England Outdoor Championships in 1,500 meters. On the cross country courses, he was also an All-NESCAC selection via his ninth-place finish and was 10th overall at the NCAA Regional Cross Country Championships. Perlman was second in 1,500 meters at 2019 NESCAC Outdoor Championships and narrowly missed All-American accolades last week, finishing in ninth place by 0.002 seconds.

Hill possesses a 3.89 grade point average as an economics and psychology double major at Middlebury. Hill ran the opening leg of the 2019 NCAA Champion distance medley relay team at the indoor national meet in early March. He won the 800 meters at the Division III New England Championships, as well as finishing runner up in the 800 meters at the NESCAC Championships and third in the 1,500 meters. Hill became a two-time NCAA Outdoor All-American in the 800 meters, crossing the line in fifth place after finishing third in 2018. He also ran the third leg of the eighth-place 4x400-meter All-American relay quartet last weekend in Ohio.

The three Panthers will be placed on a national ballot with the Academic All-American team slated to be released on June 27.