Williams Men, Women Win Little Three Cross Country Titles

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Williams College junior Aidan Ryan covered the 6-kilometer course in 18 minutes, 52.96 seconds to take first place and lead the Ephs to a Little Three Cross Country Championship on Saturday.
 
The Williams women also took first place in the meet against Amherst and host Wesleyan.
 
The Williams men swept the top eight places in a dominating performance.
 
On the women's side, Williams' Sarah Tully placed second overall with a time of 15:08.42 on the 4K course.
 
Mount Greylock graduate Lilliana Wells, a Williams sophomore, placed 23rd in the field, finishing in 15:56.63.
 
Football
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Middlebury's Will Jernigan scored from the 5 with 30 seconds left to give the Panthers a 17-13 win over Williams on opening day.
 
Bobby Maimaron threw for 205 yards and two touchdowns, and Frank Stola caught six passes for 151 yards for the Ephs (0-1), who are home next Saturday against Tufts.
 
Field Hockey
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Williams jumped out to a three-goal lead and earned a 3-1 win.
 
Emily Batchelor, Catherine Torres and Shea van den Broek each scored a goal, and Abby Lloyd made one save for the Ephs (1-1, 1-1 NESCAC), who travel to meet Smith on Tuesday.
 
Men's Soccer
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Will Felitto scored in the second minute of overtime to give Williams a 2-1 win over Wesleyan.
 
Dermian Gass scored a goal, and Michael Davis made four saves for the Ephs (1-2-1, 1-1), who go to Babson on Sunday.
 
Women's Soccer
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Wesleyan earned a 2-1 win over Williams as Sarah Hammond made six saves against the reigning NCAA Division III champs.
 
Victoria Laino scored for Williams, which got five saves from Whitney Lincoln.
 
The Ephs (2-2, 1-2) are at Springfield College on Sunday.
 
Women's Volleyball
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Williams went 1-1 on Saturday to finish 3-1 at the Union College Tournament.
 
The Ephs swept their first three matches at the event in three sets before dropping a 3-2 decision to Coast Guard.
 
Williams (7-2) is at Springfield College on Sunday.
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Williamstown's Racial Equity Committee Discusses Core Principles

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Equity Committee on Monday discussed a statement of principles to guide the group's work as it seeks to work for justice in the college town of 7,700.
 
Among those principles: a recognition of the current injustice.
 
"We are beginning from the assumption that, like every other community in the U.S., our town and its residents are impacted by racism," the fourth paragraph of a seven-paragraph draft document reads. "Our work is to discover if our town's institutions and rules (policies, laws and regulations) deliberately or inadvertently encode such inequalities. Our goal is not to assess blame, but to seek accountability where appropriate and change where needed."
 
Committee members Aruna D'Souza and Kerri Nicoll developed the draft. And although there was no formal vote to adopt the language on Monday, there appeared to be general agreement that the pair had captured the spirit of the committee.
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