2011 Spring Issue 8 (May 27, 2011)
Eclipse, Carleton’s second women’s team, won the USA Ultimate Division III Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. last weekend, using a miraculous comeback to defeat Williams College in the finals. Spanning Division I and Division III, Eclipse joins CUT, Syzygy, and GoP as the fourth Carleton team to have won a national title, a feat that no other college in the ultimate world can claim.
CUT qualified for the USA Ultimate National Tournament for the 22nd time in its illustrious history after taking third place in the North Central Regional tournament four weeks ago.
The Carleton women’s track and field team holds steady, ranked 25th in the nation. Most of the team finished competing at the conference championships, but two hardworking athletes are continuing on to the national championships, contested this weekend at Ohio Wesleyan University. Kelly Lovett ’11 currently has the third-best javelin throw in the nation at 149 feet, 5 inches. Simone Childs-Walker ’12 will be returning to Nationals in the 10k and 5k after winning both events at the conference meet.
On Thursday, May 19, Ty Martin ‘11 competed in the 110-meter hurdles at the UW-La Crosse National Qualifier Meet. On a windy day, Martin finished fourth in the event but was unable to better his personal best time of 15.00 seconds from earlier this season. The Minot, N.D. native will graduate as a three-time conference champion after winning the 55-meter hurdles indoors and both the 110- and 400-meter hurdles outdoors this season. He also has multiple school records to his name.
For the second consecutive year, Carleton women’s tennis coach Luciano Battaglini has been named Regional Coach of the Year.
Carleton diver Eric Brenner ‘11 was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Men’s Second Team for his combined performance on the board and in the classroom. A computer science major with a 3.52 GPA, Brenner won All-America honorable mention this winter.