Cross Country Teams Compete At Williams

The Panther cross country teams took part in the Purple Valley Classic races hosted by Williams over the weekend. The women placed second to the host school in the 18-team race, while the men placed fifth as the Ephs captured the win.

Senior Alexandra Krieg (Wellesley, Mass.) had another solid race, placing second overall with a time of 22:30. Placing sixth for the Panthers was first-year racer Claire McIlvennie (Ithaca, N.Y.) in 23:09, followed by classmate Chelsea Ward-Waller (San Antonio Texas) in 15th place (23:38). Sophomore Hannah Meier (Charlotte, Vt.) came in 19th (23:56), while rookie Georgia Wright-Simmonds (Grinnell, Iowa) placed 29th (24:20) to complete the Middlebury scorers.

First-year racer Michael Schmidt (Wilmette, Ill.) led the men's squad, placing 18th overall with a time of 27:27. Senior Jack Wambach (Evanston, Ill.) finished the race in 24th place (27:15), while sophomore Jack Terrett (Sherborn, Mass.) came in 30th (27:22) for the Panthers. Senior Rainey Johnson (St. Louis, Mo.) came in 41st place (27:40), while senior Peter Murphy (Wilton, Conn.) placed 48th (27:49) to round out the Middlebury scorers.