The Middlebury College track and field teams both earned strong third place finishes at the NESCAC Championships hosted by Bowdoin over the weekend. Williams won both meets, followed by Tufts in second place.
The women's squad boasted two NESCAC Champions, junior Mary Frederickson (Florham Park, N.J.) and first-year athlete Emer Feighery (Westborough, Mass.). Frederickson won the javelin with a toss of 121'9", while Feighery cleared 10' to win the pole vault.
First-year racer Jen Katz (Winchester, Mass.) had a couple of solid second place finishes on the day, in both the 100 (13.07) and 200 (22.64) races. Junior Beth Butler (Bronxville, N.Y.) qualified for the NCAA with a second place finish in the 800 (2:15.21), as did junior Andrea Giddings (S. Portland, Maine) with a second place finish in the 5,000 (18:10.65). Giddings also set a new school record with a time of 11:11 in the steeplechase, earning her a fourth place finish.
Earning third place finishes on the day were rookie Emily Coles (Slingerlands, N.Y.) in the 100 (13.20), classmate Jennifer Brenes (Lawrence, Mass.) in the long jump (17') and senior Whitney Creed (Farmington, Conn.) in the hammer (152'8").
The 4x100 relay team comprised of Katz, Brenes, Coles and sophomore Lizz Huntley (Coralville, Iowa) set a new school record with a second place finish in 49.61.
Senior Kevin Bright (Sharon, Mass.) earned a pair of NESCAC crowns on Saturday, winning both the 400 (49.15) and the 400 hurdles (53.34 - Bowdoin track record). Senior Khristoph Becker (Media, Pa.) was also impressive, winning the javelin (197'4"), while placing third in the high jump (6'6").
Senior Steve Atkinson (Huntingdon, Que.) was just behind Becker in the javelin, placing second with a throw of 184'3". Junior Will McDonough (Lancaster, N.H.) also earned a second place finish with a time of 9:28.06 in the 3000 steeplechase.
Three Panthers placed third on the day, junior Bobby Marcoux (Campbell Hall, N.Y.) in the discus (144'6"), sophomore Jimmy Butcher (Garden City, N.Y.) in the 5,000 (15:13.60) and senior Matt Engler (San Diego, Calif.) in the 110 hurdles (15.76).
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