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ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Carleton College men’s track and field team started a busy weekend of competition by sending several team members to the Tom Cat Twilight held on Friday at the University of St. Thomas. The field included NCAA Division I athletes from the University of Minnesota, members of the program at Division II Minnesota State-Mankato, as well as squads from MIAC opponents St. Thomas, St. Olaf, Macalester, Hamline, and Saint John’s.
Despite less than ideal weather conditions the Carleton men came away with several personal bests, four of them by C.J. Dale (Jr./Fox Island, Wash./Charles Wright Academy).
Within two hours of arriving at the meet, Dale had PR'ed in the high jump, shot put, discus, and 110m hurdles. If that wasn't enough, he then placed fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 42 feet, 4 inches, for the fifth-best mark in the MIAC this season.
Noah Laack-Veeder (Fy./Madison, Wis./LaFollette) finished second in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:01.43, a mark that was only 0.01 second behind the winner, Clayton Foster, a Division II racer from Minnesota State-Mankato. Laack-Veeder trailed Foster by as much as 70 meters at one point and was still 50 meters behind with only 200 meters remaining but a strong finishing kick turned the blowout into a photo finish.
Marcus Huderle (So./Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) was the top Division III racer in the 5,000-meter run, crossing the line at 15:08.93, cutting 45 seconds off his personal record.
Dylan Cheever (Jr./Minneapolis, Minn./Southwest) placed fourth in the steeplechase, completing the 3,000-meter distance in 10:27.36, a drop of 25 seconds off his previous best. Bobby Davis (Jr./Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) and Guthrie Cunningham (So./Finland, Minn./East) added outdoor PR's as well in the 5,000-meter run.
In the 200-meter dash, Garo Anguiano-Sainz (Fy./Chico, Calif./Chico) won his heat and was the top Division III finisher, placing fifth at with a personal-record time of 23.17. He also PR'd in the 110-meter hurdles as did Adrian Carpenter (So./Menlo Park, Calif./Menlo Atherton), who finished second among D-III competitors with the MIAC's fifth-best time of the year of 15.66.
Some of the best entertainment of the meet occurred in the 100-meter dash with problems between the starter and timing system. The recall starter got plenty of action with no less than 6 reruns of the heats of the 100m. On the final recall, freshman Evan McNeil (Burnsville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels) could not be stopped as he won his heat by one of the largest margins in recent Carleton history. Coach Dave Ricks had a hand time recording of 11.78 seconds, giving McNeil a 70-meter victory while the crowd looked on in disbelief.
Carleton will send some team members to compete at Gustavus Adolphus College on Saturday, April 14, wile others head the opposite direction to the UW-River Falls Invitational.