Track & Field places second at Middlebury Winterfell


The Panthers competed in the Middlebury Winterfell on Saturday, Jan. 18, with both the men and women capturing second place in their respective meets.

“Overall we are very happy with how we performed at the Middlebury Winterfell,” said Jonathan Fisher ’20. “It was the first meet of the season for many of the people who were competing, so it was a good chance for us to shake off the rust from a long offseason.”

William Robertson ’21 and Fisher, who both competed in the 600-meter run, came in second and third place respectively. Other notable finishes were Moran Justin ’23 who got first in the long jump event and Nathaniel Klein ’21 who got first in the weight throw event.

For the women, the “A” team got first in the 4X400 meter relay; this team was composed of Julia McClain ’22, Julia Munz ’22, Audrey Grimes ’23, and Ava O’Mara ’21. Other important contributors were Grace Desmond ’23 with a second place finish in the high jump event, and Emily Ray ’20 with a first place finish in the weight throw event.

“I would say that we are quite confident at this point in the season,” said Fisher. “We have obviously had plenty of team success in the past few years, with both the men’s and women’s teams coming off top-two finishes at the NESCAC championships last year, and we are certainly in the mix again this year.”

The Panthers will try to continue their successes when they compete in the Middlebury Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 25. Since this will be the team’s last home meet for until a while, make sure to go out and show your support.