Men's Track & Field

Perlman, Hill, Rahman Tabbed CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

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


Middlebury College men's athletes Jonathan Perlman (Bala Cynwyd, Pa.), Nathan Hill (Hinsdale, Ill.) and Minhaj Rahman (Woodhaven, N.Y.) have been named to the Google Cloud College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American Track & Field/Cross Country teams. Perlman and Hill both garnered second-team laurels, while Rahman was a third-team selection. Perlman, Hill and Rahman are the 16th, 17th and 18th student-athletes overall in Middlebury's history to achieve the accolade. The trio guided the Panthers to the program's second-consecutive NESCAC Championship and all three competed at the NCAA Track & Field Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Perlman graduated with a 3.90 grade point average and a degree in mathematics from 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, Perlman was also an All-NESCAC selection via his ninth-place finish and was 10th overall at the NCAA Regional Cross Country Championships. He was second in 1,500 meters at 2019 NESCAC Outdoor Championships and narrowly missed All-American accolades, finishing in ninth place by 0.002 seconds.

Hill possesses a 3.88 grade point average going into his senior year as an economics and psychology double major at Middlebury. He ran the opening leg of the 2019 NCAA Champion distance medley relay team at the indoor national meet in early March. Hill won the 800 meters at the Division III New England Championships, as well as finishing runner up in that same event at the NESCAC Championships and third in the 1,500 meters. He became a two-time NCAA Outdoor All-American in the 800 meters, crossing the line in fifth place after finishing third in 2018. Hill also ran the third leg of the eighth-place 4x400-meter All-American relay quartet.

Rahman graduated with a 3.72 grade point average with a degree in neuroscience from 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 distance that he rewrote four times last winter.