COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. — Jonah Barry (So./Madison, Wis./Madison West) trimmed more than 25 seconds off his previous best in wining the 5000-meter run at the Saint John’s Invitational. He clocked a time of 14:58.27 and was hardly alone in establishing a new personal standard. In fact all five Carleton racers in the 5000-meter race posted new PR’s.
Twins Noah Laack-Veeder (Jr./Madison, Wis./LaFollette) and Thor Laack-Veeder (Jr./Madison, Wis./LaFollette) finished 1-2 in the 800-meter run, posting times of 1:58.77 and 2:00.61 respectively. The duo also joined with Aidan Larsen (So./Bethseda, Md./Georgetown Preparatory) and Arafat Akinlabi (Jr./Chicago, Ill./Hubbard) on a third-place result in the 4x400-meter relay. The time of 3:29.33 was a season best despite the Knights running without normal anchor Colby Seyferth (Jr./Banks, Ore./Banks), who was unavailable due to illness.
Adan Nunez-Frausto (Sr./Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy College Prep) won the hammer throw for the second consecutive meet and once again did so in personal best fashion. He bettered his previous PR by 5.5 inches with a toss of 47.90 meters (157 feet, 2 inches). Jiatao Cheng (Jr./Gurnee, Ill./Warren) also set a personal best in the event as he placed sixth out of 25 athletes with a mark of 42.37 meters (139 feet).
Carleton saw three other second-place results in the field events: Evan McNeil (Jr./Burnsville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels) at 4.05 meters (13 feet, 3.5 inches) in the pole vault; Peter Dehkes (Fy./Lebanon, N.J./North Hunterdon) at 1.90 meters (6 feet, 2.75 inches) in the high jump; and Mike Hellman (Fy./Woodbridge, Conn./Hopkins School) in the javelin throw.
The Knights will host the Carleton Relays, next Saturday, April 19.