Women’s Cross Country Second, Men’s Third at NCAA Regionals

By JORDAN HOWELL

BENJY RENTON/THE MIDDLEBURY CAMPUS
The women’s cross country team is seen hustling its way to victory, hoping for a solid championship placement.

With the season nearing an end, the men’s and women’s cross country teams are working non-stop to make sure that they finish off strong. The teams boasted their hard work at the NCAA Regional Championships on Saturday, Nov.10.  

The men came in third with 142 points. Amherst came in first with 65 points and Williams came in second with 86. The top three runners were Jon Perlman ’19 in 10th place, Henry Fleming ’20 in 14th place, and Theo Henderson ’20 in 21st place. Perlman had a time of 25:18.86, Fleming had a time of 25:27.97 and Henderson had a time of 25:43.31. Harrison Knowlton ’19, Miles Meijer ’19 and Matt D’Aquila ’21 also had great contributions to the men’s success with respective times of 26:02.78, 26:22.24 and 26:23.13.

The women were able to finish in second place with 108 points. Amherst captured the title with a score of 87. The top Middlebury runner was Rory Kelly ’19, whose time of 21:37.61 placed her in fifth. 

The second-fastest Middlebury runner was Cassie Kearney ’22, who came in eighth with a time of 22:09.79. The third-fastest Middlebury runner was Abigail Nadler ’19, who captured 28th place with a time of 22:42.81. Other major contributors included Katie Glew ’21, who had a time of 22:45.23, Claire Gomba ’19 with  22:49.51 and Tasha Greene ’21, whose ending time was 23:09.42.  

When asked about the current spirits of the team, Kelly commented, “We are very happy to have earned second in our region and an auto-qualifier bid to nationals. Both contribute to our momentum heading into nationals.”

The last meet of the season for both teams will be the NCAA Championships this Saturday, Nov. 17. The meet will be at the Lake Breeze Golf Club in Winneconne, Wisconsin. Hopefully, the teams’ sweat and endurance will pay off as they race to achieve their ultimate goal.

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