This past memorial day, Carleton’s men’s ultimate team, CUT, won the 2009 UPA College National Championships, held at Ohio State University. In the finals, CUT faced Colorado’s Mamabird and defeated them 15-11, the exact same opponent and score of CUT’s last National Championship in 2001. Carleton’s women’s team, Syzygy also competed this past weekend coming in 9th place in the 20-team field.
This weekend, Carleton’s top ultimate teams, CUT and Syzygy will participate in the 2009 UPA College Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Both teams come off of very strong regular seasons. CUT has gone undefeated so far in the championship series and has only lost 4 total games in the regular season. Syzygy only fell to one team in the series and has posted some strong wins during the regular season.
Kelly Lovett ’11 and Simone Childs-Walker ’12 are currently representing the Carleton women’s track and field team at the NCAA Division III National Championships in Marietta, Ohio. Perfect throwing weather- 83 ° F and sunny- and a flight including javelin powerhouses Lisa Brown, Brandi McNeil, and Leah Kay pushed Lovett to a 7th place All-American finish, as she threw 41.96 meters, or 137 feet 8 inches.
Playoff starts for softball this week. The number one seed is See Ya Never, who is undefeated. And in a particularly exciting frisbee matchup, we have Substance Freedom vs. Yellow Fever.
For the first time since 1991, four Carleton College baseball players received all-conference honors in recognition for their contributions on the diamond. Seniors Ethan Guevin and Jay Melson repeated as All-MIAC honorees. Joining them were junior Russ Fujisawa and first-year Alex Wirta.
John Hanks ’09 arrived at Carleton in the fall of 2005 as a football and basketball player, having never thrown a javelin in his life. Saturday, his personal-record throw of 56.11 meters made him the 2009 MIAC champion in the event.
Last weekend, the Carleton women’s track and field team enlisted every member to run faster, throw and jump higher and farther than the Olaf women. The only two team members who were unable to compete in the MIAC Chamionships contributed by losing their voices.
The men’s athletics team will host the 2009 MIAC Track & Field Championships today and tomorrow at Laird Stadium. The meet takes place at Carleton just once every nine years.
Carleton first-year Kathryn Schmidt was among 32 single players selected by the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Committee selected to compete in the 2009 NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships. Schmidt is the first Knight to reach the national tournament since Sara Russell ’06 at the end of the 2005 season.
The Knights baseball team concluded their historic regular season with a dramatic sweep of the Concordia Cobbers in Moorhead, Minnesota on Tuesday with scores of 5-4 and 7-6. With the sweep the Knights clinched a berth in the conference tournament for the first time since it began in 2000 finishing tied for third with Hamline.
Carleton knew they had to win both games in Moorhead in order to make the playoffs to start the day after Augsburg split with Concordia on Monday. In both games the Knights had to make late inning comebacks to secure victories. Ethan Guevin ‘09 provided Carleton with a gusty effort on the mound after he was hit by a batted ball on his pitching hand in the second but was able to throw his fourth complete game of the season.
Spring IM flag football is underway and so far this has been one of the most competitive seasons since the sport's inception. Four of the nine teams have a legitimate shot at capturing the championship, as Local Ballers, Go Deep, Do Less, and Vroom Vroom Party Starter all have displayed the athleticism and will to win to finish on top. Of the remaining five teams, Boys 2 Men has played the best when facing the top four teams.
In case you didn’t notice, this past weekend brought 32 Ultimate teams from across the Midwest to Carleton’s campus for the annual UPA regional championships. With bids to the national tournament in Columbus, Ohio on the line, all the teams were bringing their A game.