NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Marcus Huderle (So./Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) won the 3000-meter steeplechase and Noah Laack-Veeder (Fy./Madison, Wis./LaFollette) recorded the fastest time in the 800-meter run as the Carleton College men’s track and field team hosted the Carleton Relays. The Knights finished second in the team competition.
Guthrie Cunningham (So./Finland, Minn./East) got the day started in style with a second-place finish in the 10,000-meter run, trailing only a runner from Division I University of North Dakota.
The next event on the track was the steeplechase, and Huderle set the pace from the early going en route to winning the event for the second time this spring. He posted a time of 9:32.01. Brian Spisiak (Jr./Elmhurst, Ill./York) was sixth at 9:43.16, cutting 23 seconds off his season-best time and nine seconds of his collegiate-best mark.
The field for 1,500-meter run totaled 62 racers over four heats. Thor Laack-Veeder (Fy./Madison, Wis./LaFollette) and Bobby Davis (Jr./Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) were the top Carleton finishers, earning ninth and tenth places.
Hurdler Adrian Carpenter (So./Menlo Park, Calif./Menlo Atherton) placed fourth in the 110-meter race at 16.17. He later finished seventh at the 400-meter distance with a season-best time of 57.18
Garo Anguiano-Sainz (Fy./Chico, Calif./Chico), C.J. Dale (Jr./Fox Island, Wash./Charles Wright Academy), and Isaac Schrantz (Fy./Owatonna, Minn./Owatonna) each won a heat during the 400-meter dash. Schrantz placed third overall out of 43 competitors with a time of 49.736. Later, Anguiano-Sainz won his heat in the 200-meter dash and placed sixth overall.
During the 800-meter run, Noah Laack-Veeder posted the top time out of 48 entrants. He crossed the line at 1:53.89, his second-fastest time of the season. Arnaud Kpachavi (Fy./San Gregorio, Calif./Woodside Priory School) placed 10th with a season-best time of 1:58.40.
Kian Flynn (Sr./Otis, Ore./Taft) was the second Division III finisher in the 5,000-meter run, placing seventh overall with a personal-best time of 15:35.12.
Carleton’s entry in the 4x800-meter relay took second at 8:12.21. That was better than three relays from D-II Minnesota-Duluth and another from North Dakota.
In the field events, Dale placed third in the long jump with a season-best of 6.55 meters. He also took fourth in the triple jump at 12.45 meters. Lobo James (So./Redmond, Wash./Telluride) and Dylan Cheever (Jr./Minneapolis, Minn./Southwest) both cleared six feet in the high jump and finished in the top 10.
Ben Langfeldt (Sr./Dennison, Minn./Northfield) turned in the top performance amongst the Carleton throwers, taking third in the discus with a collegiate-best throw of 40.27 meters.
Colby Seyferth (Fy./Banks, Ore./Banks) placed third in the javelin with a toss of 46.31 meters. He also placed eighth in the 400-meter dash (50.47) and 10th in the 200-meter dash (23.45).
It will be another busy week for the coaching staff as there are three competitions on the schedule. The Macalester Twilight is Thursday, April 26. The Knights may send some student-atheltes to the Drake Relays late next week, while the rest of the squad will compete at the Saint Mary’s Open on Saturday, April 28.