MOORHEAD, Minn. – Following All-MIAC Honorable Mention performances by C.J. Dale (Jr./Fox Island, Wash./Charles Wright Academy), Bobby Davis (Jr./Eden Prairie, Minn.), and the 4x800-meter relay, the Carleton College men’s track and field team sits in sixth place in the team standings after the opening day of competition at the MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Knights’ point total was aided by placing three athletes in the top seven of last week’s MIAC Decathlon.
Dale earned All-MIAC Honorable Mention with his sixth-place finish in the long jump. He bettered his PR by one centimeter, clearing 6.56 meters (21 feet, 6.25 inches). Davis secured All-MIAC Honorable Mention with his fourth-place result in the 10,000-meter run. He concluded the race with a personal-best time of 32:34.59.
Carleton wrapped up day one with an All-MIAC Honorable Mention performance in the 4x800-meter relay. Marcus Huderle (So./Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie), Thor Laack-Veeder (Fy./Madison, Wis./LaFollette), Dylan Cheever (Jr./Minneapolis, Minn./Southwest), and Arnaud Kpachavi (Fy./San Gregorio, Calif./Woodside Priory School) posted a time of 7:50.87, the fastest by a Knight quartet in at least 15 years.
The first event completed on Friday was the 4x100-meter relay. Carleton’s entry of James Morrissey (Sr./New York, N.Y./Stuyvesant), Garo Anguiano-Sainz (Fy./Chico, Calif./Chico), Jordan Butler (Jr./El Mirage, Ariz./Dysart), and Jordan Washam (So./Cincinnati, Ohio/Groton) qualified for Saturday’s final with a time of 44.16.
Carleton had a trio of racers entered in the 1,500-meter run, and senior Kian Flynn (Sr./Otis, Ore./Taft) advanced to the finals with a season-best time of 4:05.39.
Robert Wakeley (Sr./Kenmore, Wash./Northwest) and Alex Polk (Fy./Crystal Lake, Ill./Crystal Lake Central) each advanced to the finals of the javelin, finishing eighth and ninth respectively with throws of 47.04 and 46.08 meters.
Adrian Carpenter (So./Menlo Park, Calif./Menlo Atherton) advanced to the finals in both hurdle events, recording new personal-bests in each race. He finished second in his heat of the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.15 and later won his heat of the 400-meter hurdles in 56.78.
Isaac Schrantz (Fy./Owatonna, Minn./Owatonna) advanced in the 400-meter dash, with a PR of 49.15, the second-fastest time posted in the preliminary round.
Noah Laack-Veeder (Fy./Madison, Wis./LaFollette) won his heat of the 800-meter run and posted the quickest time in the prelims at 1:54.53.
Cheever scored in the team competition, placing seventh in the high jump as he cleared a personal-best 1.93 meters on his final try. He will graduate two terms early, so this is the final track and field meet of his Carleton career.
Action on day two from Irv Christenson Stadium begins again at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.
All-MIAC Honorable Mention Performances
4. C.J. Dale (Jr., Carleton) – 5747 points
6. Dylan Cheever (Jr., Carleton – 5593 points
6. C.J. Dale (Jr., Carleton) – 6.56 meters (21 feet, 6.25 inches)
4. Bobby Davis (Jr., Carleton) –32:34.59.
6. Carleton (Marcus Huderle, Thor Laack-Veeder, Dylan Cheever, Arnaud Kpachavi) – 7:50.87