Middlebury Wins 2018 NESCAC Men's Championship

Middlebury Wins 2018 NESCAC Men's Championship

Courtesy of Trinity Sports Information

HARTFORD, Conn. - The Middlebury College men's outdoor track and field team recorded 14 top-three finishes, including two winning relay performances and individual first-place finishes in the 100-meter dash and the 1,500-meter run, as the Panthers won the 2018 NESCAC Championship title for the first time this afternoon at Trinity College's Jessee/Miller Field.


The Panthers finished with 172 points, which was 32 better than second-place Williams (140) and 35 ahead of third-place Tufts (137). Bowdoin came in fourth place with 110 points, followed by Bates in fifth (78), Amherst in 6th (60), Hamilton in seventh (48), and Colby in eighth (31). The host Trinity Bantams totaled 22 points to take ninth place in the team standings, while Connecticut College was 10th with 20, and Wesleyan placed 11th with seven points.

Sprinters Nick Hendrix and Jimmy Martinez starred for the Panthers, as each won an individual event and a relay and added a second-place performance in another individual race. Hendrix won the 100-meter dash, finished second in the 200-meter dash, and ran a leg of Middlebury's first-place 4x400-meter relay.  Martinez won the 400-meter dash, came in second place behind Hendrix in the 200-meter dash, and ran a leg of Middlebury's first-place 4x100-meter relay. Mike Pallozzi added a winning performance in the 110-meter hurdles and ran a leg of the 4x100-meter relay for the Panthers, while Middlebury's Kevin Serrao won the 1,500-meter run.

Williams collected second place thanks largely to a winning leap by Tobias Muellers in the long jump and a first-place finish by Ben Decker in the 10,000-meter run. Henry Hintermeister won the javelin throw, while Josh Etkind won the 110-meter hurdles, and Stefan Duvivier won the high jump to lead Tufts to third place, while Bowdoin's John Pietro won both the hammer throw and the shot put. Amherst's Kristian Sogaard won the 800-meter run and led the Mammoths to first place in the 4x800-meter relay. Bates also had two first-place finishers, as Adedire Fakeride won the discus throw and Garrett Anderson took first in the pole vault. 

Other first-place finishers included Bowdoin's Brian Greenberg in the triple jump, Connecticut College's Scott Mason in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Colby's Sage Bailin in the 400-meter hurdles, and Trinity's Ace McAlister in the 5,000-meter run.