Men's Track & Field

Eight Panthers Garner USTFCCCA All-American Accolades

(L-R): Jimmy Martinez and Minhaj Rahman.
(L-R): Jimmy Martinez and Minhaj Rahman.

USTFCCCA ALL-AMERICAN LIST

Eight members of the Middlebury College track & field teams were honored when the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its list of All-American recipients following the NCAA Championship. The top-eight finishers in each event garnered All-American status. The three-day event took place at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. 

For the men, five Panthers garnered All-American laurels. The 4x400-meter quartet of juniors Arden Coleman (Burlingame, Calif.) and Nathan Hill (Hinsdale, Ill.), along with sophomore William Robertson (Summit, N.J.) and senior Jimmy Martinez (Maplewood, N.J.) recorded an eighth-place time of 3:13.25.

As an individual, Hill tallied All-American accolades for the second-straight year in the 800 meters. He was fifth on Saturday with a time of 1:52.87, as the top-five finishers in the event were separated by 0.93 seconds. Hill earned a third-place finish during the 2018 NCAA Championships in the event.

In field events, senior Minhaj Rahman (Woodhaven, N.Y.) posted an All-American toss of 193'0" to finish in seventh place overall in the hammer throw. He accomplished the feat on the final throw of his career.

On the women's side, three Panthers tallied All-American accolades. In the final event of the first night, senior Katherine MacCary (Los Angeles, Calif.) was sixth in the 10,000 meters. She posted a time of 36:31.54 in the final, bettering her No. 18 seed by 12 spots.

During Saturday's competition, senior Abigail Nadler (Chicago, Ill.) ran across the finish line in fourth place in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:31.22. Classmate Rory Kelly (Winnetka, Ill.) finished seventh for All-American laurels during the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:30.92.