April 2nd, 2014
SAN DIEGO — The Middlebury College track and field team recorded a quartet of individual event victories on Saturday as the Panthers concluded their annual spring trip at the Point Loma Nazarene University Invitational in California.
In men’s competition, the Panthers notched three victories. Kevin Wood won the 5,000-meter run by nearly 27 seconds in 14:54.16. Jake Wood won the 400 hurdles (55.21), while Brandon Cushman finished third (57.43) and Kevin Chu was fourth (58.05).
WOODSTOCK — Special Olympics Addison County Nordic, alpine and snowshoe teams recently wrapped up another great season at the Winter Games in Woodstock. The event was hosted by Suicide Six on March 8 and 9.
Members of the Nordic team included Hugh Kennedy, Mary LaFountain, Amy Vachon, David Bishop and Abby LaFramboise. The skiers competed in three events apiece, which ranged from 100 meters to 1 kilometer, as well as the 3X1K relay.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College men’s lacrosse used a strong zone defense and 14 saves from goalie Nate Gaudio to knock off visiting Amherst on Saturday, 8-7.
The Jeffs, who had been ranked No. 18 in NCAA Division III and were averaging more than 15 goals a game, dropped to 6-2, 2-2 in NESCAC play. The Panthers improved to 3-5 and 2-2 with the second consecutive league win. They have faced five ranked opponents in their first eight games.
VERMONT — An undefeated Mount Anthony Union High School wrestler, an outstanding St. Johnsbury Academy track athlete and a high-scoring Norwich University women’s hockey player were chosen as the Vermont Sports Media Association Athletes of the Month for January.
MIDDLEBURY — Three Middlebury Union High School alumni and the entire Middlebury College field hockey team were recently honored for their academic prowess by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
HULL, Mass. — On Saturday, March 1, nine Vermont youth and adult rowing teams traveled to Hull, Mass., as part of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Champlain Longboats program to participate in the Snow Row, a three-and-a-half-mile rowing race in outer Boston Harbor, sponsored by the Hull Lifesaving Museum. Eighty-six boats from around New England participated, including nine built by high school students at LCMM.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College baseball team posted a 2-8 record during its annual spring break trip to Tucson, Ariz. The final three games of the trip were NESCAC West games against Williams, and the Ephs came out with the three-game sweep. The Panthers’ Wednesday game at Plattsburgh was postponed.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police were called to look into an assault that occurred at the Big Wheel gas station on Route 116 South in Bristol on Monday, March 31, at approximately 5:30 p.m.