NORTHFIELD, Minn. — The Carleton College men’s track and field team finished seventh at the MIAC Outdoor Championships contested across town at St. Olaf College.
The Knights finished with 57 points. St. Thomas held on for its third consecutive conference title and 27th over the last 32 years, amassing 172.5 points this time. St. Olaf was next at 159, followed by Hamline (110), and Saint John’s (108.). Gustavus (66.5), Bethel (62), Carleton, and Concordia (52) were tightly bunched in the middle of the scoring.
Competition on day two began with the field events. Peter Dehkes (Fy./Lebanon, N.J./North Hunterdon) finished fifth in the high jump after clearing 1.90 meters (6 feet, 2.75 inches)
Adan Nunez-Frausto (Sr./Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy College Prep) placed second in the hammer throw and earned All-MIAC status after crushing his personal best with a distance of 52.38 meters. That effort came on his first attempt of the final round and ranks him second all-time at Carleton.
Upon starting the track events, Marcus Huderle (Sr./Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) earned All-MIAC distinction in the 3000-meter steeplechase for the fourth consecutive year. He was second overall this time, finishing at a season-best mark of 9:12.47.
Carleton secured All-MIAC Honorable Mention in the 4x100-meter relay. Chris Madden (Fy./Kenosha, Wis./St. Joseph), Evan Howard (Fy./St. Petersburg, Fla./Home School), Evan McNeil (Jr./Burnsville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels), and Colby Seyferth (Jr./Banks, Ore./Banks) combined on a season-best time of 42.86.
Walter Edstrom (Fy./Plano, Texas/Plano West) and Thor Laack-Veeder (Jr./Madison, Wis./LaFollette) finished seventh and ninth, respectively, in the 1500-meter run. Both Knights set new personal bests with their times of 4:02.31 and 4:03.89.
Noah Laack-Veeder (Jr./Madison, Wis./LaFollette) qualified for the finals in the 800-meter run, placing ninth at 1:56.29 taking more than a second off his preliminary-round performance.
Jonah Barry (So./Madison, Wis./Madison West) earned All-MIAC Honorable Mention with his fourth-place result in the 5000-meter run with a time of 14:59.27. Hart Hornor (So./Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt) just missed scoring a point for the Knights, finishing ninth in the 30-racer field at 15:21.67.
The championships concluded with the 4x400-meter relay. The Knights won their heat and placed ninth overall at a season-best mark of 3:21.46.
CARLETON COLLEGE ALL-MIAC PERFORMANCES
(1st-3rd place for individual events; 1st place for relays)
2. Colby Seyferth (Jr., Carleton) — 6342 points, 4th all-time at Carleton
100-Meter Dash — 11.23
Long Jump —6.00 meters… new personal best
Shot Put — 11.39 meters… new personal bes
High Jump — 1.83 meters… new personal best
400-Meter Dash — 50.55
110-Meter Hurdles — 16.46… new personal best
Discus Throw — 35.02 meters
Pole Vault —3.47 meters
Javelin Throw — 46.25 meters
1500-Meter Run — 4:39.97… new personal best
3. Hart Hornor (So., Carleton) — 32:14.22
2. Adan Nunez-Frausto (Sr., Carleton) — 52.38 meters… new personal best, 2nd all-time at Carleton
2. Marcus Huderle (Sr., Carleton) — 9:12.47
CARLETON COLLEGE ALL-MIAC HONORABLE MENTION PERFORMANCES
(4th-6th place for individual events; 2nd-6th place for relays)
6. Carleton — 7:57.67
4. Alex Polk (Jr., Carleton) — 51.52 meters
5. Colby Seyferth (Jr., Carleton) — 50.61 meters… new personal best
5. Peter Dehkes (Fy., Carleton) — 1.90 meters
5. Carleton (Chris Madden, Evan Howard, Evan McNeil, Colby Seyferth) — 42.86
4. Jonah Barry (So., Carleton) — 14:59.27