2011 Spring Issue 1 (April 8, 2011)
After two weeks of sunshine, softball, and cheap Mexican burritos, the Knights left Arizona with sweet tan lines, ready to meet the MIAC challenges lying ahead. In their past eight games, the Carleton College Softball team has gone 6-2, winning six games in a row. The Knights are now 4-2 in MIAC play and 9-13 on the season. The Knights will host Augsburg this Saturday, 1 p.m.
The Knight's have already experienced its share of ups and downs in 2011. Though the BCS computer won’t be too forgiving when it comes to the Knight's 5-11 overall record (2-2 MIAC), fans have to be encouraged by flashes of promise throughout the club’s first week of MIAC action. The Knights’ next test is Saturday, when the squad goes up against Hamline.
CUT traveled to North Carolina over spring break and ended up going 7-1 on the weekend and coming in third place. GoP walked away in 7th place with an 8-8 record. Eclipse traveled to Georgia over spring break, taking 13th place overall in Southerns. Syzygy headed down to Texas as usual for a week of training followed by a 14th overall finish in the tournament.
After a week of sun, seafood, and Southern accents, coming back from spring break in South Carolina to snow-covered courts did not discourage the Knights women’s tennis team. The Knights have already shown their fierce competition as the No. 29 team in the nation, boasting a 9-3 record (7-0 MIAC). The team plays St. Olaf at home on Wed., April 13.
Last Saturday Ty Martin '11 finished the 110 meter hurdles at the Hamline Invitational in 15.00 seconds, good enough to break 2009 graduate Tom Ballinger’s school record by 0.01 seconds and handily win the event. Carleton's relay teams were also successful. This weekend the Knights travel to scenic Decorah, Iowa, home of Michael Knudson ’11, to compete at the Luther Relays.
Simone Childs-Walker managed to win the 3k, becoming the first woman in conference history to win all three races at the MIAC Indoor Championships. A complete team will be competing for the Knights this weekend, with most going to River Falls, Wis. The ones who like to throw things will be following the men’s team down to Luther College. They’re just too strong for the women’s meet.