Women's Track & Field

Middlebury Opens New England DIII Championships

Middlebury's DMR team of (left to right) Cassie Kearney, Meg Wilson, Katie Glew and Gretchen McGrath finished second on Friday.
Middlebury's DMR team of (left to right) Cassie Kearney, Meg Wilson, Katie Glew and Gretchen McGrath finished second on Friday.

Middlebury opened the 2020 New England Division III Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship on Friday on the New Balance Track in Virtue Field House. The Panthers boasted three of top-10 finishes and a school record on the first day of the event, while the meet concludes on Saturday, with competition getting started at 10:30 a.m. The top-eight finishers in each event earned All-New England honors.

Middlebury got off to a fast start in the meet, as the distance medley relay finished second with a time of 11:54.85. The team consisted of Katie Glew, Gretchen McGrath, Meg Wilson and Cassie Kearney and the quartet earned All-New England Region honors. Williams on the race with a clocking of 11:52.31.

The Panthers were fifth in the 4x200 relay, as the team of Ellie Greenberg, Grace Desmond, Lizzie Walkes and Eva Kaiden combined for a time of 1:45.55. That time broke the school record of 1:46.82 set in 2017.

In the 5,000 meters, Talia Ruxin finished in the top 10, placing ninth with a time of 18:07.88.