The Middlebury track and field teams took part in the 31st Annual UAlbany Spring Classic on Friday and Saturday on the UAlbany Track & Field Stadium. The meet featured teams from across the New England region and was non-scoring. The Panthers return to action next Saturday when they compete at the NESCAC Championship hosted by Williams.
In the women's events, the Panthers recorded a number of top-five finishes. Alexandra Morris ran to a second-place finish in the 400 meter dash (59.28), while Robin Vincent was third in the 1,500-meter run (4:48.10). Additional efforts were tallied by Lauren Bougioukas, who ran to a fourth-place showing in the 800-meter event (2:23.11), while Jackie Kearney ended up fifth in both the 100-meter hurdles (15.82) and 400-meter hurdles (1:12.57), respectively.
Away from the track, Carly Andersen tossed the javelin to a second-place distance of 125'4". Emma McGuirk hit the sand in the triple jump with a mark of 34'5" for third, while Hannah Blackburn was fifth in the long jump at 16'11.25".
On the men's side, Ascencion Aispuro and James Mulliken led the top-five finishers as each posted runner-up efforts. Aispuro crossed the finish line with a time of 4:02.74 in the 1,500-meter run, while Mulliken was second in the 400-meter dash (50.76) ahead of teammate Jeremy Carter who was fifth (52.35).
Other top-five finishes were tallied by Kevin Serrao who was fourth in the 400-meter hurdles (59.37), just ahead of teammate Tyler Farrell in fifth (59.55). In the 4x100 relay, the Panther quartet of Sam Rives, Michael Pallozzi, Fritz Parker and Will Bain garnered a second-place time of 42.47.
In field events, Ian Riley tossed the javelin to a distance of 167'11" for third place. A trio of fifth-place efforts came from Conor Simons in the pole vault (13'5.25"), Tyler Chaisson during the shot put (44'3.25") and Brenden Edwards in the discus (121'1").
Also competing in the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted by Dartmouth was Alison Maxwell, who finished 27th in the 1,500-meter run (4:34.51).