Nadler & Matt Earn All-American Honors at NCAA Cross Country Championships

(L-R): Abigail Nadler and Sebastian Matt pose with their All-American medals following Saturday's races.
(L-R): Abigail Nadler and Sebastian Matt pose with their All-American medals following Saturday's races.

The Middlebury cross country teams took part in the NCAA Championship meets hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh at the Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winneconne, Wisconsin. The Panther women finished eighth among 32 teams, while the men's squad was 24th in a 32-team race. Sebastian Matt and Abigail Nadler each earned All-American honors with their respective finishes. The Williams women and the Wisconsin-Eau Claire men each took home team national crowns.

Nadler led the Panther women, covering the course with a time of 21:43, good for 28th place overall. Next for Middlebury was Adrian Walsh in 53rd place, followed by Erzsie Nagy, who took home 94th place (22:19). Placing 142nd in the race was Sasha Whittle with a time of 22:37, while Katherine Tercek was 152nd overall in 22:40 to wrap up the Panther scorers. Also competing for Middlebury were Nikki Schachman (187th, 22:53) and Emma DeCamp (216th, 23:06).

On the men's side, Matt paced the squad in 17th place, crossing the line with a time of 24:43. Next for the Panthers were Ascencion Aispuro in 92nd (25:29) followed by Brian Rich in 137th place (25:42). Sam Cartwright placed 229th in 26:15, while Kevin Serrao rounded out the Middlebury scorers in 245th place (26:28). Also competing at the race for the Panthers were Connor Evans (253rd, 26:33) and Sam Klockenkemper (267th, 27:10).