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Amelia Campbell Earns Second MIAC Track Athlete-of-the-Week Award

January 28, 2014 at 4:17 pm
By Matt Higgins, MIAC
Amelia Campbell
Amelia Campbell eclipsed her own school record in the season opener at St. Olaf.
Photo: Emily Ross '17

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Both the Carleton College women's track and field team and sophomore standout Amelia Campbell (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.) appeared to be in midseason form in their 2014 debuts as the Knights won the St. Olaf Triangular team title. Campbell led the way with three individual victories, a fourth-place finish and a school record in the 60-meter hurdles. For her record-setting season debut, Campbell was named the MIAC Women's Indoor Track Athlete-of-the-Week.

Campbell cruised to a victory in the 60 hurdles, and her time of 9.09 seconds is a new Knights record. She bettered the previous school mark by 0.09 seconds. She also set a new personal best in the 200-meter dash, as she sprinted to victory in just 26.60 seconds. That time ranks second in the MIAC this season, and fourth in Carleton history. In addition to her excellence on the track, Campbell added a win in the long jump (5.37 meters) and a fourth-place finish in the shot put (10.77 meters). The long jump mark is another personal best, second in school history and tops in the MIAC this season.

This is Campbell's second career MIAC weekly honor, she was the Indoor Field Athlete-of-the-Week a year ago following a successful debut in the heptathlon at the Minnesota State-Mankato Open.

Campbell and her Carleton teammates will step up a notch in competition Friday and Saturday, as they travel to Mankato, Minn., for the MSU-Mankato Open, hosted by the Division II school. The knights will return home to host the Carleton Invitational on its home track the following weekend, Feb. 7.