Women's Track & Field

Track & Field Teams Excel on Day One of NCAA Championships

Abigail Nadler ran the anchor leg of Friday's DMR for the Panthers.
Abigail Nadler ran the anchor leg of Friday's DMR for the Panthers.

The Middlebury men's distance medley relay team earned All-American honors and Jimmy Martinez qualified for Saturday's final in the 400-meter run to highlight the first day of the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships. The two-day meet is being held at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama. The final day of competition is scheduled to begin Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

The men's DMR crossed the line in third place for the second-straight year. The quartet of Nathan Hill, Tyler Farrell, James Mulliken and Kevin Serrao stopped the clock with a time of 9:57.94, marking the third-consecutive All-American finish and the fourth overall with the other occurring in 2012. The Panthers were edged for the runner-up spot by the team from Washington-St. Louis (9:57.81), while SUNY Geneseo won the national title with a mark of 9:56.63. The top-10 places stopped the clock just 6.47 seconds apart.

The women's DMR team of Tasha Greene, Kate McCluskey, Meg Wilson and Abigail Nadler raced to the line with a time of 12:16.33 to place 12th.

In preliminary action on Friday, Martinez recorded the seventh-best time of 48.35 in the 400-meter run. He will run for a national title on Saturday at 4:15 p.m.

McCluskey competed in the women's 400 preliminary event, crossing the finish line in a tie for eighth with a time of 56.30, but just missed Saturday's final by 0.003 seconds.