2010 Women's Cross Country News

  • Women's XCountry Earns "Scholar Team Of The Year" Award
    February 25, 2011
    The women’s cross country team at Middlebury College was named the USTFCCCA (U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association) NCAA Division III Women’s Scholar Team of the Year. Middlebury, who have now won the award for the third time in five years, picked up their sixth NCAA title in the sport this fall.
  • Women's Cross Country Receives Rings
    January 25, 2011
    The Middlebury women's cross country team was recently presented their 2010 NCAA Championship rings. The team gathered between periods of the men's hockey game on January 22nd. Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz and Director of Athletics Erin Quinn presented the rings.
  • Aldrich Ends His Tenure At Middlebury - Watch Interview
    December 17, 2010
    Middlebury College coach Terry Aldrich will end his 36-year tenure with the school on December 31st. The Cornwall, Vermont resident has spent all 36 years coaching the cross country running program at Middlebury, stepping down as the nordic ski coach after 31 years in 2005-06. He also spent time as an assistant track coach at Middlebury.
  • Aldrich Is National Coach Of The Year, Schmidt Honored
    November 23, 2010
    The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has named Middlebury College head coach Terry Aldrich as its New England Region and National Coach of the Year. Joining Aldrich as an honoree was junior Michael Schmidt (Wilmette, Ill.), who was deemed the Men’s New England Region Athlete of the Year.
  • Women's Cross Country Wins NCAA Title - Men Place 21st
    November 20, 2010
    The Panther women’s cross country team won its sixth NCAA Championship and the 31st for Middlebury College since 1995. Middlebury head coach Terry Aldrich ends his 36-year career at the College in style, going out as a national champion. The Panther men were making their first-ever appearance at the championship event, placing 21st overall.
  • Aldrich Featured In Burlington Free Press
    November 19, 2010
    Sometime Saturday afternoon in Waverly, Iowa, the last Middlebury College competitor will complete her run in the NCAA Division III women’s national championship cross country race. Finishing with her will be the 36-year career of Panthers coach Terry Aldrich. READ MORE...
  • Cross Country Teams Head To NCAA's - Watch Races!
    November 16, 2010
    The Middlebury College men's and women's cross country teams will take part in the 2010 NCAA Championship races hosted by Wartburg College. The 32-team races will take place at Max Championship Cross Country Course in Waverly, Iowa, with the men's event at noon and the women's race at 1:00 p.m. eastern.
  • Schmidt Earns NESCAC Honor
    November 15, 2010
    Middlebury College men's cross country runner Michael Schmidt (Wilmette, Ill.) has been named the NESCAC Performer of the Week for the second time this season. Schmidt finished first among 333 racers at the NCAA New England Regional on Saturday at Mt. Greylock High School in Williamstown, Mass.
  • Women's XCountry Wins NCAA Regional, Men Fourth - Both Teams Headed To NCAA's
    November 13, 2010
    The Middlebury cross country teams took part in the NCAA New England Regional hosted by Williams on Saturday. The women won the event and will head to the NCAA's as a team for the 15th straight season. The Panther men finished fourth overall and have qualified for the NCAA's for the first time in school history.
  • Cross Country Teams Race At ECAC's
    November 06, 2010
    Middlebury took part in the ECAC Championships in Bristol, R.I. on Saturday afternoon. Resting many of its top racers on both the men's and women's team, the Panther women won the race with 21 points, topping Williams (72) and Amherst (73). The Middlebury men were second only to Williams (94) with 123 points. The Panther women placed six racers in the top eight.
  • All-NESCAC XCountry Teams Announced
    November 03, 2010
    The NESCAC has released its 2010 All-Conference cross country selections, based on individual's finishes at the recent NESCAC Championship races. Head Coach Terry Aldrich was chosen as the Men's and Women's Coach of the Year, marking the third consecutive year has he earned the honor on the women's side. The Middlebury women won the title for the third consecutive year and 11th overall, while the men captured their first title.
  • Cross Country Teams Sweep NESCAC Championships
    October 30, 2010
    Middlebury swept the field at the 2010 NESCAC Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Hamilton. The Panthers' men's squad captured their first-ever NESCAC title, scoring 78 points to overcome four-time defending champ Williams. On the women's side, Middlebury won for the 11th time (third straight), as the Panthers scored a championship-record 26 points with five runners in the top 10.
  • Cross Country Teams Headed To NESCAC's
    October 27, 2010
    The 2010 NESCAC Cross Country Championships will be held this Saturday, Oct. 30, on the campus of Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. The 28th edition of the annual conference meet will begin at 12:00 p.m. with the men's 8-kilometer race and will be followed at 1:00 p.m. by the women's 6-kilometer race.
  • Middlebury Unveils Cross Country Blue & White Fund
    October 25, 2010
    Middlebury cross country alumni, parents, and friends turned out in force on October 2 to honor Coach Terry Aldrich who will retire this December after 36 years of coaching. The weather was perfect for the Vermont State Championship and the Alumni
  • Whitney Honored By NESCAC
    October 18, 2010
    Middlebury College women's cross country runner Colette Whitney (High Bridge, N.J.) has been named the NESCAC Performer of the Week. The rookie came in ninth of 145 at the University of Albany Invitational as she finished the 5-kilometer course in a time of 18:15.6. The Panthers placed second out of 22 teams at the predominately Division I meet.
  • XCountry Teams Race At Albany
    October 16, 2010
    The Middlebury cross country teams had solid results at the Albany Invitational on Saturday afternoon, with the races featuring teams from Division I, II and III. The women finished second overall to UNH in their 22-team race, while the men came in third to Albany and Brandeis in their 25-team race.
  • Cross Country Teams Race At Open N.E.'s
    October 09, 2010
    The Panther cross country teams raced at Franklin Park in Boston on Saturday, taking part in the Open New England Championships with teams from Division I, II and III from across New England. The Middlebury women continued to impress, placing third overall in the 47-team race, second to just B.C. and UConn.
  • XCountry Teams Win State Meet
    October 02, 2010
    The Middlebury cross country teams both convincingly captured the State Championship, with the events taking place on campus. The meet was also the final home meet for 36-year head coach Terry Aldrich, who will be retiring this December. A legends race was held following the varsity races, with a ceremony to honor Aldrich following.
  • XCountry To Honor Retiring Coach Terry Aldrich On Oct. 2nd
    September 28, 2010
    The Middlebury College cross country program will be honoring retiring 36-year head coach Terry Aldrich with a reunion weekend on Saturday, October 2nd.
  • Schmidt Is NESCAC Performer Of The Week
    September 27, 2010
    Middlebury College men's cross country runner Michael Schmidt (Wilmette, Ill.) has been named the NESCAC Performer of the Week. The junior won the Purple Valley Invitational hosted by Williams at Mt. Greylock High School on Saturday. He completed the 8-kilometer course in 26:00. Middlebury finished fifth out of the 18 participating teams.
  • Cross Country Women Win, Men Fifth At Williams Invit.
    September 25, 2010
    The Panther cross country teams raced at the Williams Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The second-ranked Middlebury women won the 19-team race with 57 points, followed by Williams in second place with 76. The Panther men came in fifth overall with 137 points in the 18-team race, while M.I.T. won the event with 90 points.
  • Cross Country Teams Dominate Invitational
    September 18, 2010
    The Middlebury cross country teams hosted the Panther Invitational races on campus Saturday with eight full men's teams and six women's squads in action. The Panthers dominated both races, placing seven men and eight women in the top 10.
  • Cross Country Begins Season At Dartmouth
    September 11, 2010
    The Middlebury College cross country teams opened up their 2010 campaign with races at Dartmouth. The Panther women, ranked third nationally, came in second to the Big Green, followed by Yale and Williams. The Middlebury men were fourth among the four teams, with Dartmouth winning the event.
  • Wilkerson Named Aldrich's Successor
    May 10, 2010
    Terry Aldrich, a member of the Middlebury College coaching staff since 1975, will conclude his 36th and final season at the helm of the Middlebury cross country teams in December of 2010. Aldrich, who ended his ski coaching tenure in 2006, will retire from the College in December following the cross country season. Current assistant coach Nicole Wilkerson has been promoted to Associate Head Coach, and will take over the program in January of 2011.