Women's Track & Field

Track Teams Compete In California

3/29/05 - The Panther track & field teams opened their season with a pair of meets in California over the spring break. Middlebury competed at the Aztec Invitational hosted by San Diego State, while also racing at the Triton Collegiate Open, hosted by UC-San Diego.

Two Two Middlebury men qualified for the NCAA's in their first action of the season. Junior Khristoph Becker (Media, Pa.) qualified in the javelin with a toss of 190'5", while junior Kevin Bright (Sharon, Mass.) qualified in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 53.84.

Becker also broke the school record in the high jump, with a leap of 6'4.75". Two other school records were broken in California, one by first-year athlete Jimmy Butcher (Garden City, N.Y.) in the 10,000 meters, who finished with a time of 31:57.46. The other school mark was set in the 3000 steeplechase by rookie Ceara Danaher (W. Hartford, Conn.), who finished with a time of 11:37.41.

The following athletes have qualified for the New England Championships in May:

Sarah Berkowitz  Pole Vault  10'6"

Renee Courchesne  Discus  123'04"

Whitney Creed Hammer  138'05"

Ceara Danaher  Steeple  11:37.41

Alice Flanders    400m  1:02.84

Mary Frederickson  Javelin  120'03"

Lizz Huntley  100m  13.12, 200m  27.64, Long Jump  16'05.75"

Rachel Lincoln  Javelin  105'08"

Makely Lyon  5000m  18:36.11

Erin Oliver  100mH  16.36

Jackie Russell  100m  13.27, 100mH  16.33

Melissa Thacker  400mH  1:06.94

Ally Williams  400m  1:07.15

Liam Aiello  100m  11.29, 200m  22.77

Steve Atkinson Javelin  175'01" 

Khristoph Becker  110mH  16.11, High Jump  6'04.75" , Javelin  190'05" 

Kevin Bright  400mH  53.84

Jimmy Butcher  5000m  15:19.40, 10,000m  31:57.46

Nick Digani  400m  50.26, 1500m  4:02.63

Matt Engler  110mH  15.58

Jon Erwin  1500m  4:04.74

Dave LaRocca  400mH  56.98

Will McDonough  Steeple  9:46.48

Pat Swan  400m  50.13