The Carleton men’s track and field team faced some tough competition at the Macalester Twilight meet, finishing 10th of 16th teams, but the Knights turned in some great performances. The University of Minnesota won the team title with a total score of 99 and Saint John’s University came in second with a score of 93.50.
The Knights turned in four times under 15:50 in the 5000-meter run, as Hart Hornor (Fy./Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt) and Bobby Davis (Sr./Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) both crossed the line with career-best times. Hornor finished third in the event at 14:58.47 and Davis took 11th with a time of 15:20.52. In the first 5000-meter race of his career, Jonah Barry (Fy./Madison, Wis./Madison West) posted a time of 15:23.98, and Jacob Hoerger (Jr./Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill) also finished with a time of 12:26.51. Hornor is currently the top freshman in the MIAC in the 5000 and 10,000- meter run.
Noah Laack-Veeder (So./Madison, Wis./LaFollette) finished fifth in the 1500-meter run, against a strong field. Laack-Veeder’s time of 4:02.09 was a season-best, and just 0.6 seconds off of his personal-best.
Junior Adan Nunez-Frausto (Jr./Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy College Prep) finished ninth in the hammer throw, with a distance of 44.93-meters, over 3 meters longer than his previous career-best. Nunez-Frausto now holds the fifth best throw in the MIAC.
Other top performances from the Knights included Caleb Flack (Fy./ Chicago, Ill./Francis W Parker) crossing the line in 52.80 for a career-best in the 400-meter dash and C.J. Dale (Sr./Fox Island, Wash./Charles Wright Academy) finishing fifth in the triple jump at 12.59-meters.
Junior Marcus Huderle (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) will run the steeplechase at the Drake Relays on Saturday, April 27. The rest of the Knights will also be back in action on Saturday at the Gustavus Drake Alternative.