The Knights close out their regular season with a five-match winning streak after pulling out a 5-4 triumph over visiting Macalester College. Carleton (14-9, 8-1 MIAC) trailed after the completion of the doubles portion of the match, but wins in four of the singles matches, including a three-set thriller by Austin Taylor ’11 that secured the victory.
The Knights closed the regular season with a 9-0 victory over Macalester College. Among the winners on this day was first-year Linnea Carlson, who was victorious at second doubles then rallied to win the third-set tiebreaker in singles action.
If I were stranded on a deserted island and I could choose only one person to join me in a survival effort, that person would be John Hanks ’09. Why? Because he can throw a spear 177 feet, and that could prove extremely useful for hunting. Tuesday, it proved useful for winning the Rolex Classic javelin throw.
The Carleton College Baseball team continued it’s strong play over the weekend to send out five seniors Ethan Guevin, Shane Henfling, Cameron McDonald-Hyman, Jay Melson, and Jake Riss in their final home game at Mel Taube Field, earning a split with #7 St. Thomas.
Last Saturday, Emma Sando ’09, normally considered a friendly and benign force, was so intimidating that the rainclouds fearfully fled the Macalester Track and Field Invitational, leaving Sando to kick her way to an exciting fourth place finish in the 5,000 meters with a personal record of 19:51. Laura Roach ’10 showed her appreciation for Sando by winning the 3,000 meter steeplechase in 11:00.33, well under the NCAA provisional qualifying mark despite running the entire race alone, far ahead of her competitors.
The Knights feasted on Macalester pitching, totaling 25 runs on 31 hits en route to a sweep of the Scots, 10-5 and 15-2. Four players had at least four hits on the day, including rookie Alex Wirta ‘12 who also pitched four solid innings for the win in game two. Jay Melson ‘09 contributed a 4-hit, 6-RBI performance. With the victories, Carleton moved into sole possession of second place in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) standings.
Behind victories by Tom Ballinger ’09 and Jack Delehanty ’09, the men’s track team posted a fourth-place finish in a field of 15 teams at the Carleton Relays Saturday. The Knights scored in 12 different events.
Do you think racing 25 laps around the track sounds fun? What about racing in circles for 40 minutes? Can you even imagine a 6.2 mile race on a track? While some of us may have trouble with this image, last Saturday freshmen Simone Childs-Walker and Taylor Ffitch helped our dreams come true, as they competed in their first ever 10,000 meter race at St. Olaf. Childs-Walker easily made the NCAA provisional qualifying standard, winning in 36:31.25, and Ffitch started her 10k career off on the right note by running 39:24.63, neatly under the 40-minute mark.
This weekend, four of Carleton’s Ultimate teams descended on Maple Plain, Minnesota to participate in the first tournament of the UPA Championship Series. Saturday’s weather saw sunny weather with a steady wind leading to many upwind-downwind games, while Sunday had light rain with about the same level of wind. Carleton’s top teams, CUT and Syzygy came into the tournament as the number one seeds, and neither team disappointed.
Sand Volleyball is fielding its largest league ever with 22 Softcore teams and 9 Hardcore teams: the pleasant spring weather has resulted in large turnouts. The Bare-Breasted Ball Blasting Beasts From Borneo and Hit 'Em Up Style have gotten off to hot starts in the hardcore division, while Some Spike It Hot has established itself as the team to beat in Softcore.
Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams are coming off of challenging matches, as the MIAC conference tournament looms in the beginning of May. The women suffered their first conference loss to Gustavus Adolphus College last week, despite putting up a fierce fight against the defending conference champions.
Tomorrow, the men’s track team will host one of the biggest and most exciting meets of the regular season, the Carleton Relays. The action will commence at 10 a.m. at Laird Stadium and continue until 2:30.