1/15/05 - The <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College indoor track teams were in action last weekend at the Wesleyan Invitational. Senior Sarah Berkowitz (Media, Pa.) was a winner in the pole vault, clearing 9'6". Winning on the men's side was sophomore Neiman Groce (Rutland, Vt.), who leaped 20'4.25" to win the long jump.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Two women's relay teams were also victorious on the day. The 4x200 team of Berkowitz, sophomore Erin Oliver (Essex Junction, Vt.) and first-year racers Elysian McNiff (Gloucester, Mass.) and Lizz Huntley (Coralville, Iowa) won the event with a time of 1:53.78. Senior Melissa Thacker (Canton, N.Y.), sophomore Alice Flanders (Lexington, Mass.) and first-year racers Jessie Evangelista (Hughsonville, N.Y.) and Heather Bessette (Malone, N.Y.) comprised the winning 4x400 (4:19.80) relay team.
The Middlebury women also had a pair of strong second place finishes on the day. Placing in the 500 was Thacker, with a time of 1:24.32, while Oliver finished second in the 55 meter hurdles (9.36)