2012 Spring Issue 1 (April 6, 2012)
When taken from the mild Minnesota winter to sunny San Diego, CJ Dale ’13, Dylan Cheever ’13, Colby Seyferth ’15 and Evan McNeil ’15 bloomed into a flurry of throwing, running and jumping at the Point Loma decathlon. The decathlon is all of track and field distilled into one highly demanding two-day spectacle.
The women’s track and field team wrapped up a successful indoor season at the MIAC championships, taking second in the team competition for the first time since 1996. The Knights were led by their middle and long distance runners, taking all-conference honors in almost every event longer than 800-meters.
Although it was only his first trip to the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, junior Erik Klontz managed to secure an All-American distinction, placing eighth overall in the 50-yard freestyle and tenth overall in the 100-yard freestyle.
Over spring break, the Gods of Plastic (GoP) traveled to sunny Statesboro, Georgia to compete in College Southerns. Armed with a host of new cheers and fresh legs, GoP took 9th place out of 40 competing teams.
Over spring break, the Carleton Ultimate Team (CUT) traveled down to Austin, Texas to compete in the 2012 Centex tournament, one of the premier ultimate frisbee tournaments in the country.
The tournament, which is the hallmark kick-off of Syzygy’s spring season, came at the tail end of a week of intense training and bonding in the Lone Star State. Led by heavenly-bodied captains Taylor Want, Anna Reed and Elise Rasmussen, the team spent six days eating, sleeping, cooking, and playing five hours of Frisbee per day together.
“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves,” Sir Edmund Hillary once mused. The Lady Knights tennis team is simultaneously conquering mountains and learning this lesson as they return from spring break a stronger team ready to take on the now snowless Minnesota slopes and the game.