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MANKATO, Minn. – The Carleton College men’s track and field team took part in the MSU-Mankato Open on Saturday. First-year Walter Edstrom (Plano, Texas/Plano West) and senior Marcus Huderle (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) notched second-place results while Hart Hornor (So./Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt) won the 5000-meter run.
The meet included mainly Division II competitors in the field with a handful of Division III student-athletes mixed in.
Hornor led wire-to-wire in winning the 5K. He lapped the entire field and posted a winning time of 15:05.31—tops in the MIAC this season by more than 75 seconds—good for 24th in the nation.
Huderle and Jonah Barry (So./Madison, Wis./Madison West) finished 2-3 in the mile run. Huderle led for most of the race before being overtaken on the final lap and finishing second. His time of 4:20.02 is third in the conference and 31st nationally. Barry made his 2014 debut with an indoor PR in the event, running 4:25.13.
The surprise of the day came from Edstrom's second-place finish in the 1000-meter run. The rookie turned in the the MIAC's second-fastest time of the season (2:33.90). He used a big kick over the final 200 meters and came within 0.3 second of a victory. Teammate Thor Laack-Veeder (Jr./Madison, Wis./LaFollette) also had a good early-season race with a finishing time of 2:35.34. Carleton currently has three runners ranked in the MIAC’s top-five for this distance.
Colby Seyferth (Jr./Banks, Ore./Banks) opened his season with a fifth-place overall finish in the 400-meter dash. He won his heat in 51.00 and is currently ranked fourth in the MIAC.
Chris Madden (Fy./Kenosha, Wis./St. Joseph) made his Carleton debut, recording times of 7.16 in the 60-meter dash and 23.44 while winning his heat of the 200-meter dash. Thee times rank him fifth and eighth in the MIAC in those respective events.
First-year Peter Dehkes (Fy./Lebanon, N.J./North Hunterdon) improved in the high jump clearing 6 feet, 2.75 inches as he now sits third in the MIAC. Seyferth equaled his own PR of 5 feet, 10.75 inches in the same event.
The Knights will host the co-ed Carleton Invitational on Friday, Feb. 7. The first events begin at 5:30 p.m.