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Track and Field records podium finishes ahead of NCAAs

March 12, 2020

The Panthers recently participated in the Tufts National Qualifying Meet on Saturday, Mar. 7. The non-scoring meet featured quite a few impressive performances. Both the men and the women’s squads...

Track and Field battles through injuries as indoor season winds down

Track and Field battles through injuries as indoor season winds down

March 5, 2020

The Panthers had a great outing at the Division III New England Championships on Feb. 28 and Feb. 29. The women earned sixth place, while the men took twelfth. Gretchen McGrath ’21 led the pack with...

Track and field tackles two meets over the weekend

February 20, 2020

The Panthers track and field teams divided and conquered over the weekend by competing in two non-scoring meets. The women’s squad competed in the David Hemery Valentine Invitational on Feb. 14, while...

Track and field shuffles its way to  the finish line at Cupid Challenge

Track and field shuffles its way to the finish line at Cupid Challenge

February 13, 2020

The Panthers recently competed in the Tufts Cupid Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 8. Even though this meet was non-scoring, the men and women still came out with solid performances. Some impressive results...

Track & Field places second at Middlebury Winterfell

Track & Field places second at Middlebury Winterfell

January 23, 2020

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...

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Sports Recap

September 19, 2019
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The Women’s Cross country team finished eight in last year’s NCAA Championships.

Cross country preps for another good run

September 12, 2019

With the new school year comes a new season of cross country, and the men’s and women’s cross country teams are aiming to surpass the success that they experienced last season. The men ended last...

Track and Field Breaks Records at DIII New Englands

May 9, 2019

The Middlebury track and field team competed well in the Division III New England Championships on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4.   Previously, Nick Hendrix ’20 said the team would prepare for...

Jimmy Martinez ’19 ran the last leg of the winning 4x400 relay.

Men’s Track and Field Triumphs, Women Place Second at NESCACs

May 2, 2019

The Middlebury track and field team began the first part of the championship season with a bang. On Saturday, April 27, the team competed with a great deal of passion at the NESCAC Championships. The men’s...

Panthers on the Track to Gold for NESCACs

April 25, 2019

The Middlebury track and field team competed in the Williams Invitational on Saturday, April 20.  Although the meet was non-scoring, the team competed hard as this was the last meet before the NESCAC...

Track and Field Women Place First, Men Second at Silfen Invitational

April 18, 2019

The Middlebury track and field team continued its dominance during the Silfen Invitational on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13. The men came in second place, and the women came in first.   Nathan...

Track and Field Scores at the Amherst Spring Fling

April 11, 2019

Although it feels like the indoor track season ended only recently, the team is already several meets into the outdoor season.  On Saturday, April 6, the team participated in the Amherst Spring Fling...

The men’s distance medley relay (DMR) team of Jimmy Martinez ’19, Jon Perlman ’19, Arden Coleman ’20 and Nathan Hill ’20 won the first men’s indoor track and field championship in program history, finishing with a time of 9:56.54.

Fast Times and Far Throws in Boston

March 14, 2019

Returning home with the first national championship in men’s indoor track and field in program history and nine athletes across the men’s and women’s teams earning all-American laurels, the Middlebury...

Abigail Nadler ’19 (left) and Rory Kelly ’19 (right) compete in the Middlebury Team Challenge on February 16. Nadler and Kelly will be among the 11 Middlebury athletes competing in the NCAA Championship meet.

Track and Field Prepares for NCAA Championships

March 7, 2019

Several members of the track and field team traveled to Medford, Massachusetts on Saturday, Mar. 2nd, where they competed in the non-scoring Tufts Last Chance Meet.  The meet was a good opportunity...

Cassie Kearney ’22 placed first in the 800 meter run at the Middlebury Team Challenge.

Indoor Track Teams Crack the Top Five in Boston

February 28, 2019

 The track and field teams put forth a strong performance when they competed in the Division III New England Championships on Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23.  The men got fifth place in a...

Lucy Lang ’19 (left) won the 600-meter run, while Ava O’Mara ’21 placed second.

Track Picks up First in Middlebury Team Challenge

February 21, 2019

The Middlebury Panthers hosted the Middlebury Team Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 16, where they once again displayed their prowess against tough competition. The women’s squad was able to win first...

Abigail Nadler ’19, Rory Kelly ’19 and Tasha Greene  ’21 compete in the one-mile run.

Indoor Track Sweeps on Home Turf

February 14, 2019

Members of the Middlebury track and field team have been giving it their all during the past few weeks as they begin to prepare for upcoming championship meets.  During the Middlebury Invitational...

Ellie Greenberg ’20 edges out competition during the Middlebury Winterfell on Saturday, Jan. 19. She placed first in the 60-meter dash.

Individual Performances Highlighted at Winterfell

January 24, 2019

    The Middlebury Winterfell took place this past weekend on Saturday, Jan. 19 on home turf.  The team continued its strong start with bold performances from both the men and the women. “The...

Track & Field Starts New Year Strong

January 17, 2019

Last Saturday marked the beginning of the indoor track and field season for the Panthers who had participated in the Middlebury Winter Classic. The day was filled with many notable performances. “The...

Panther runners compete in the 5000 meter run at the Middlebury Team Challenge on Feb. 16, 2018.

Indoor Track and Field Ready to Kick Off Season, with Records in Sight

November 29, 2018

As the new year rolls in, the indoor track and field season for both the men’s and women’s teams will commence.  Last season, the men and women finished off well in the indoor NCAA Championships. ...

The women’s cross country team is seen hustling its way to victory, hoping for a solid championship placement.

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

November 15, 2018

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...

The women’s team is all smiles after winning the NESCAC Championships on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Who Runs the World? Women’s Cross Country

November 1, 2018

 After weeks of training, the championship season has finally arrived. The men’s and women’s cross country teams started off this final stretch of the season with the NESCAC Championships on Saturday,...

Theo Henderson ’20 races at the Aldrich Invitational on Sept. 15.

XC Readies for NESCACs

October 25, 2018

After weeks of anticipation and hard work, the NESCAC Championships are on the horizon for the men’s and women’s cross country teams.  The Panthers’ most recent meet was the Connecticut College...

Katie Glew ’21 races at the Aldrich Invitational on Sept. 15.

Cross Country Passes the Competition

October 4, 2018

Another week brought more great performances from the Panthers. On Saturday, Sept. 29, the men’s and women’s cross country teams took part in both the Paul Short Invitational and the Vermont State...

Matt D’Aquila ’21 races at the Aldrich Invitational on Sept. 15.

Cross Country Continues to Stride Through Their 2018-19 Season

September 27, 2018
Sprinting across the finish lines with great times, the cross country team continues to do well this season.
Both Harrison Knowlton ’19 and Rory Kelly ’19 placed first in their respective races.

Cross Country Dominates at Aldrich Invitational

September 20, 2018

The men’s and women’s cross country teams continued their excellent start to the season as they showed their dominance at the Aldrich Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16.  Both teams placed in first;...

Cross Country Continues to Improve

September 13, 2018

Yearly improvement seems to be the constant aim of the men’s and women’s cross country teams. Throughout the season, the Panthers are looking to improve their placements in the NESCAC and NCAA Championships....

Martinez Takes First at DIII New Englands

May 9, 2018

Exceptional performances against top-notch talent highlighted last week’s DIII New Englands meet for the track and field teams.  “I thought overall we had some really solid performances,” said...

KIERA DOWELL

The men’s track and field team poses after winning their first conference championship crown, taking it from the two-time defending champions, Williams.

Men’s Track and Field Wins First Conference Crown

May 3, 2018

In the past five seasons, the men’s track and field team has finished second, third and fourth at Nescacs, but not first. In fact, the Panthers had never won a Nescac championship … until last Saturday,...

Track & Field Teams Set for NESCACS on Saturday

April 25, 2018

With the cancellation of the Panther Spring Invitational due to unfavorable weather, the Middlebury track and field team had one less opportunity to participate in a full-scale meet in preparation for...

Six Top Finishes Pace Track and Field at Amherst Spring Fling Meet

April 11, 2018

As the season is still in its early stages for the men’s and women’s outdoor track team, the runners are trying their best to build up momentum. Their early successes will be crucial for confidence...

Track & Field Warms Up in Golden State, Ready to Take East Coast by Storm

April 4, 2018

After a small break, the men’s and women’s track teams are beginning their outdoor season. Over spring break, the team participated in the PNLU Collegiate Invitational on Saturday, March 24 and the...

DMR and Martinez Highlight NCAAs for Track

March 14, 2018

After extensive training throughout the season, a select group from the men’s and women’s track teams participated in the NCAA Championships on Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10, at the end of...

Track and Field races into Birmingham Looking to take Trophies at NCAAs

March 7, 2018

On Saturday, March 4, some members of the track and field team headed down I-89 South toward Boston to participate in the Tufts Last Chance Meet for what was another non-scoring event mostly against other...

Profs Discuss “Slow Campuses”

February 28, 2018

On Friday Jan. 26, the Center for Teaching, Learning and Research hosted a talk entitled “Slow Teaching.” An array of professors gathered to discuss a book called “The Slow Professor: Challenging...

Martinez and Distance Medley Teams Punctuate Successful Weekend

February 28, 2018

Last Sunday, Feb. 25, some members of the track and field team took to I-89 South toward Boston en route to competed in the Boston University Last Chance Meet. For the men, there were several notable...

Nicholas Hendrix ’20 and Jimmy Martinez ’19 relax after crossing the finish line in third and fourth place, respectively, in the 200-meter dash.

Women Finish Third, Martinez Wins 400

February 21, 2018

The Middlebury track and field teams competed in their first championship meets of the indoor season last weekend in DIII New Englands. The women’s team was in action last Saturday, Feb. 17, while the...

Nicholas Hendrix ’20 looks to make a move in the 60 meter race of Middlebury Invitational at Virtue Field House. And he did, finishing second in the Section 1 Finals with a time of 7.15 seconds.

Track Teams Gear Up for DIII New Englands

February 14, 2018

The Middlebury Track and Field team faced competitive challengers in their two most recent meets. The first was a two-part meet, the David Hemery Invitational, on Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10....

The track & field team hosted Middlebury Winterfell on the New Balance Track in Virtue Field House

McCluskey Sets School Record in 200 Meter

January 24, 2018

The Middlebury track and field team faced a hard fought battle in the recent Middlebury Winterfell on Saturday, Jan. 20, as the Panthers hosted a number of Division I teams on the New Balance Track in...

Track & Field Wins Own Winter Classic

January 17, 2018

As the season begins, the men’s and women’s track and field teams have already started off strong. After participating in the unscored Dartmouth Relays, both teams captured first place finishes in...

Cross Country Teams FINiSH Strong

November 29, 2017

The women’s and men’s cross country teams capped off their seasons at the NCAA Championships on Saturday, Nov. 18, hosted by Principia College in Elsah, Illinois. In fields of 32, both teams finished...

Guest Lecturer Talks About Maternal Attitudes

Guest Lecturer Talks About Maternal Attitudes

November 15, 2017

As part of its search for a new professor, the psychology department has begun to invite interested candidates to speak at the college. One such lecturer is Laura Sockol, who is currently a research psychology...

Cross Country Teams move onto NCAA Championships

November 15, 2017

At the NCAA Regional Championships hosted by Southern Maine on Saturday, Nov. 11, the women’s cross country team finished in fourth in a field of 56 teams and the men’s team came in third in a field...

Second-Place Nescac Finish for Cross Country

November 1, 2017

A season of hard work has clearly been paying off as both the men’s and women’s cross country teams came in second out of fields of eleven teams at the Nescac Championship meet on Saturday, Oct. 28. “All...

The women’s and men’s cross country teams finished first and second in the Connecticut College Invitational, respectively. 
The women’s team took first out of 21 teams led by Abigail Nadler ’19 who finished fourth overall and Katherine MacCary ’19 who finished fifth in a field of 273 runners.
The men’s team finished second out of twenty teams led by Ascencion Aispuro ’18 who finished tenth overall and Matt D’Aquila ’21 in a field of 282 runners.

Cross Country Crosses the Line

October 18, 2017

As the season is coming to a close, the Middlebury Panthers are continuing to assert their dominance at their meets. The women’s team captured first place while the men’s team was able to attain second...

Cross Country Takes Vermont Invite

October 4, 2017

The Middlebury cross country teams did quite well in their two most recent meets. The men’s team was able to come in thirty-sixth place and the women’s team in thirty-fifth place at the Paul Short...

Cross Country Stuns in Set of Stellar Races

September 27, 2017

The cross country teams were able to put out stunning performances at the Purple Valley Classic last Saturday, Sept. 25. In 26-team fields, the men’s team was able to capture fourth place while the women’s...

Cross country dominated last Saturday’s Aldrich Invitational. They will face stiffer competition when they run again two days from now on Saturday, Sept. 23, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where they are set to take part in the Purple Valley Classic.

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Earn First Place

September 20, 2017

The men’s and women’s cross country teams both captured another first place finish last Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Aldrich Invitational, thoroughly dominating local competition from Norwich University,...

Cross Country Stays Undefeated

September 14, 2017

Getting better and using experience as an advantage is all a part of the strategy for the men’s and women’s cross country teams this fall. After the men’s team finished 26th and the women’s team...

Baseball Bound for Battle at Nescacs

May 10, 2017
Coming off a disastrous few seasons, Panthers baseball racked up their first winning record since 2007 and made their first appearance at Nescacs in seven years.
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