Women's Track & Field

Seven Track & Field Athletes Garner All-America Honors

L>R: McGrath, Wilson & Glew.
L>R: McGrath, Wilson & Glew.

Seven members of the Middlebury women's indoor track and field team earned United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-America honors as announced by Board of Directors and the Division III Track & Field Executive Committee. The seven Panthers who earned the accolades are senior Meg Wilson (Concord, Mass.), juniors Katie Glew (Wilmette, Ill.) Gretchen McGrath (Exeter, N.H.) and Ava O'Mara (New York, N.Y.), along with sophomores Nicole Johnson (Madison, N.J.) and Cassie Kearney (Rockland, Mass.) and rookie Grace Desmond (Westborough, Mass.)

Heading into the NCAA Championships, the distance medley relay quartet of Glew, McGrath, Wilson and Kearney were seeded seventh with a time of 11:54.85 in a field of 12 teams. McGrath and Kearney earn the honors for the second-straight season, as they were a part of the 2019 Panther DMR team which finished runner-up.

McGrath and Kearney joined O'Mara and Desmond on the 4x400 relay team. The squad was seeded 11th out of 12 teams with a time of 3:53.94. The mark was registered at the Tufts' National Qualifying Meet where the quartet won the event.

Individually, Johnson qualified to compete in the 800m. She was seeded 15th in a field of 20 runners with a time of 2:15.08.

Normal policies dictate that All-America honors are awarded to student-athletes who score any portion of a team point (top-eight in the final of and individual event or as a member of a top-eight placing relay event) at the NCAA Championships. The NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship was canceled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, therefore, all student-athletes declared and initially accepted into their event (individual and relay) were recognized as All-America for the 2020 indoor track and field season.