The Middlebury cross country teams took part in the 2011 NESCAC Championships hosted by Amherst on Saturday. Neither team was able to repeat as NESCAC Champion, but both performed well, with the women placing second and the men fourth. On the men's side, Michael Schmidt became the second Panther in meet history to win the conference championship, joining Mike Graham, who also won at Amherst in 1983. Schmidt, who traversed much of the 8-kilometer course with only one shoe, came in at 25:51, exactly 20 seconds ahead of Bowdoin's Coby Horowitz
Next for the Panther men was Jack Davies in 12th place with a time of 26:30, followed by Greg Krathwohl, who earned a 23rd place finish in 26:48. Nate Sans finished the race in 26th place (26:51), while Kevin Wood rounded out the Middlebury scorers with a 33rd (26:59) place finish.
Addie Tousley and Margo Cramer led the Panther women, finishing the race in third (22:44) and fourth (22:56) place respectively. Chelsea Ward-Waller and Emily Singer also finished back-to-back (10th & 11th), both coming in at 23:10. Emily Attwood was the team’s fifth scorer, placing 14th overall in 23:19.