The Knights are looking to improve upon their sixth-place finish at the 2010 MIAC Championship. Three times throughout the 2011 season, the Carleton men have been ranked in the top 10 in the Central Region. Although, the Knights recently slipped back out of the USTFCCCA rankings, they are looking to have strong performances from a number of young runners at the conference meet.
Marcus Huderle (So./Eden Prairie, Minn/Eden Prairie) has been the Knight’s best finisher at every race thus far, and he will be a key factor in the team’s success at the conference meet. Last year he earned All-MIAC honorable mention status finishing 26th at the MIAC Championships. His performances this season include a 16th-place finish at the St. Olaf Invitational and 10th-place result at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invitational. In the Knights’ most recent outing, Hurdele finished 69th out of 437 racers at the Jim Drews Invitational.
In order to move up in the team competition, Carleton will need another strong showing from junior Bobby Davis (Jr./Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie), who paced the Knights at last year’s championship finishing 22nd and earning All-MIAC honorable mention status.
Saturday's meet will be held at Como Park Golf Course in St. Paul, Minn. The men's race is scheduled to begin at 3:15 p.m., immediately following the women's race, which will start at 2:15 p.m.
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