Women Third, Men Fifth at NESCAC Championship Meets

Brian Rich placed 18th in the championship meet.
Brian Rich placed 18th in the championship meet.

The Middlebury cross country teams took part in the NESCAC Championship races hosted by Wesleyan University at Long Lane Farm. The Panther women placed third in the 11-team race, while the men turned in a fifth-place finish. Middlebury is back in action next weekend at the ECAC Championships.

Abigail Nadler had another solid race for the Panthers, placing second overall with a time of 21:54, six seconds off the NESCAC Championship pace in the 6K race. Adrian Walsh was next for Middlebury in 13th place, crossing the line with a time of 22:21. Emma DeCamp followed in 22nd place (22:50), while Katherine Tercek placed 27th overall with a time of 22:58. Rounding out the team's five scorers was Sasha Whittle, who came in 31st in 23:05.

On the men's side, the Panthers were paced by Sebastian Matt, who placed 13th in the 8K event with a time of 25:32. Next for the squad were Ascencion Aispuro and Brian Rich, who placed 17th (25:44) and 18th (25:54) respectively. Sam Cartwright placed 37th overall at the race in 26:23, while Sam Klockenkemper crossed the line in 26:51, good for 58th place.