XCountry Races At Albany

The Middlebury cross country teams were in action at the Albany Invitational over the weekend, a meet featuring Division I, II and III teams. The women finished third in the 22-team race, second only to a school from Canada (Univ. of Gualph) and Division I UNH. The women are ranked fifth in the latest national poll. The men's team eighth, fourth among D3 teams, in the 27-team race.

Erin Archard paced the women's team with an eighth place finish in 18:09. Just .6 seconds behind here in ninth place was Andrea Giddings, followed by Alexandra Krieg in 15th (18:25). Claire Schultz finished the race in 22nd (18:35), while Makely Lyon finished in 24th (18:39) for Middlebury.

Jimmy Butcher led the men's squad with a 20th place finish in 25:34. Placing 37th overall was Will McDonough in 25:55, followed by Chris Free in 61st (26:23). Jack Wambach in 66th (26:27) and Peter Murphy in 75th (26:34) rounded out Middlebury's scorers.