Last Saturday the women’s track team headed to Hamline University for its outdoor season debut. The beautiful spring day produced some outstanding performances to match the wonderful weather.
For the first time ever, all six Carleton ultimate teams will be in action at the same tournament. Tomorrow approximately 120 Carleton students will descend on Maple Plain to compete in the UPA Northwoods Sectional tournament.
As spring wrests Northfield from winter’s icy grip and woodland creatures awaken from long, hard months of winter lethargy, so too has the Knights baseball team (7-18, 3-5 MIAC) been showing signs of life in the past week.
The women’s track team competed in its last regular season meet last Friday at St. Olaf. The team’s Distance Medley Relay started the meet off with the combo of Laura Roach ’10, Clare Franco ’12, Kaitlin Randolph ’12, and Simone Childs-Walker ’12 setting a new school record in the event. They ran a blistering 12:02.79 that ranks them as the 10th fastest team in the country.
On January 18, the Carleton men's basketball team lost at home to Bethel 70-61 and fell into a tie for eighth place at 3-7 halfway through the conference season. Over the ensuing 40 days, the Knights became one of the hottest teams in the nation, winning 12 of 13 games en route to capturing the school's first ever MIAC playoff title last Saturday with a thrilling 78-71 overtime victory at Gustavus Adolphus. With the win, Carleton punched a ticket to the NCAA Tournament, which kicks off on Friday night at 8 p.m. when the Knights face University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on the Pointers' home court.
Having allowed just one point in five matches against Division III opponents, the Carleton College women’s tennis team faced stiffer competition on Sunday as they traveled to Minneapolis to take on D-I University of Minnesota. Though the Knights fell 6-1, many players performed well, highlighted by Hannah Goldberg’s 6-4, 6-0 victory at sixth singles.
Two days after losing its first match of the season, the Carleton College men’s tennis team rebounded with an impressive 6-3 regional win over Grinnell College.
The MIAC Indoor Track & Field Championships begin this afternoon at 4:30 at the Rec Center. The Knights have athletes competing in 12 individual events, as well as three relays.
The Carleton baseball team (0-2) dropped both ends of a doubleheader against Bethany Lutheran College (2-0) in the Metrodome to open the 2010 campaign. The Knights dropped the opener 5-0 while only managing one hit and lost the second 6-3.
Carleton had plenty of offense against Dakota County Technical College, but a series of defensive miscues caused the Knights to fall 8-7 in their season opener.
This past weekend GOP headed out west to participate at the Stanford Open, held in Stevinson, California. They had a successful Saturday going 3-1 in pool play, losing the the second overall seed UC-Berkeley 10-7 while defeating UC-Santa Cruz, Whitman, and Claremont.