The Carleton College men’s tennis team faced conference power Gustavus Adolphus College on Saturday, and despite fighting valiantly, the result was somewhat predictable for the Knights as the Gusties prevailed once again, something they have done in 256 consecutive regular-season MIAC matches stretching back to 1985.
Thanks to the yeoman’s effort by the Carleton College facilities staff and grounds crew, the track at Laird Stadium was cleared of snow in order to allow the track and field teams to hold the Carleton Relays— the Knights’ only co-ed home meet of the 2013 outdoor season—as scheduled. The Carleton women finished in fourth place.
Carleton College’s Avery Johnson was both outstanding and clutch in her first collegiate javelin victory Saturday at the Norse Relays hosted by Luther (Iowa) College. Johnson pulled out her first-place finish on her final throw to prevail in an exciting back-and-forth competition, recording one of the top throws in school history in the process.
Led by the class of 2013, the Carleton College men’s tennis team posted a 6-3 victory at Grinnell College, in a matchup of regionally-ranked squads. Seniors Alex Chin, Paul Cooper, and Austin Jiang each won in both singles and doubles.
Amelia Campbell ‘16 won the long jump by a wide margin and Avery Johnson ‘15 won the javelin with her final attempt as the Carleton College women’s track and field team took fourth at the Norse Relays with 71 points, only five behind conference foe Hamline University.
The Knights won six events, including three involving sophomore Colby Seyferth ‘15, and the Carleton College men’s track and field team finished second to host Luther College at the Norse Relays. The Knights finished with 127 points compared to 140 for Luther.
The Carleton College softball team gave No. 16 University of St. Thomas all it could handle in the opener, with the Tommies eventually rallying for a 3-2 walkoff victory. The momentum carried over to game two as St. Thomas grabbed the early lead and posted a 9-0 (5 inn.) win to complete the sweep and extend its home-field winning streak to 37 games.
Colby Seyferth’s ‘15 third-place finish in his first-ever 400-meter hurdles was the top performance for the Carleton College men’s track and field team at the Hamline Invitational, the Knights’ first full-squad outdoor meet of 2013.
Katherine Greenberg ‘14 won twice in singles and added a doubles victory as the Carleton College women’s tennis team placed sixth at the Midwest Invitational. The annual tournament brings together several of the top squads in the central region.
The Carleton College men’s tennis team moved closer to securing yet another post-season berth with a 9-0 victory at Hamline University. Alex Chin ‘13 picked up two more victories, and Mauricio Gonzalez ‘15 prevailed in a marathon match to cap the sweep.
For the second straight day, Keelin Davis ‘16 and Micaela LaRose ‘15 pitched and hit the Carleton College softball team to a sweep. This time the duo guided the Knights to a pair of victories over Macalester College, prevailing by scores of 9-1 (6 inn.) and 8-4.
Ted Harmon ‘13 and Kevin Johnson ‘14 turned in yeoman efforts on the mound, but the Carleton College baseball team absorbed a pair of one-run setbacks to Gustavus Adolphus, falling 3-2 and 5-4 (12 innings) in the MIAC opener for both squads. The contests were re-located to the Gusties’ stadium after the Knights’ home field was unplayable due to wet conditions.