Cross Country Teams Open With Wins At Panther Invitational

Cross Country Teams Open With Wins At Panther Invitational

The Middlebury cross country teams opened up their fall season by hosting the Panther Invitational. The women's team won a five-team race (77 racers), while the men won their eight-team (80 racers) event.

Alexandra Krieg paced the Middlebury women, who completely dominated the race with 14 of the first 15 finishers. Krieg won the race with a time of 18:51, 20 seconds ahead of Lyndsay Calkins from Lyndon State.

Amanda Lee was third for Middlebury in 19:32, followed by Hannah Meier in fourth (19:38) and Jessica Spar in fifth (20:23). Rounding out the top seven were Kate Hirschboeck in sixth (20:25) and Anna Chavis in seventh (20:31).

After a second place finish a year ago, Middlebury's Jimmy Butcher captured the men's race with a time of 26:31, 18 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. The men also dominated on the afternoon, placing the top 11 finishers in the race.

Bruce Hallett was the second place finisher (26:49), followed by Mike Waters in third (27:28) and Jack Wambach in fourth place (27:58). Finishing in the fifth place was Dan Kaufman in 28:06, followed by Stanis Moody-Roberts in sixth (28:08) and Peter Hoffman in seventh (28:10).