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Amelia Campbell picks up first outdoor track & field award

April 15, 2014 at 10:45 pm
By Matt Higgins, MIAC

Amelia Campbell, MIAC OTF AOW image 

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Carleton College's Amelia Campbell (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.) had a storybook indoor track and field season in 2014, winning the national championship in the pentathlon and setting an all-time Division III record. If her recent performance is any indication, her outdoor season will be just as successful. The Knights' sophomore won the heptathlon at the CSB-SJU Invitational last weekend with a new school-record score that ranks No. 1 in both the MIAC and all of Division III this season. For her latest record-breaking performance, Campbell was named the MIAC Women's Outdoor Field Athlete-of-the-Week.

Campbell won all seven events and smashed the Carleton school record with a total of 4,947 to cruise to victory in the heptathlon. She defeated the runner-up by 850 points, and now leads all of Division III by more than 200 points in the event. Campbell easily beat the previous school record of 4,715, set by Jennifer Streefland in 1991. Campbell won the 100-hurdles (14.88), high jump (1.63 meters), shot put (11.08 meters), 200-meter dash (26.09), long jump (5.39 meters), javelin (30.39 meters) and 800-meter run (2:23.46). Campbell set a new outdoor PR in four of the seven events.

Carleton and its sophomore star have a busy weekend on tap, but won't have to travel far for either meet. The team will travel to cross-town rival St. Olaf College Wednesday for the Manitou Classic at 3 p.m. Then Carleton will get to enjoy the friendly confines of Laird Stadium on Saturday when it hosts the Carleton Relays. The meet will be the team's second at home during the outdoor season and will begin at 10 a.m.