Last week’s flood of biblical proportions may have drowned the football team’s home stadium and practice fields, but it could not wash away their resolve, as the Knights dug deep on Saturday to notch their first win of the season in a rousing 45-21 blowout of host Hamline University.
Despite the extensive flooding in the Knights’ home of West Gym, the women’s volleyball team continued to put up a fight this week, hosting both St. Mary’s and Bethel University on neutral territory. The team suffered tough losses against both schools, each time in a nail-biting final set.
While the Cannon River did its best to take away the cross country team’s training grounds last week, the Knights were not deterred. They kept running, whether through the river or on high ground, and readied themselves for the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota. Many outstanding efforts resulted in an eighth place finish for the Knights. Carleton’s women were the second finishers from the Central Region and the first finishers from the MIAC.
“Twenty-five Years of Awesome” proclaimed the slogan for the 25th annual Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis. On Saturday, Carleton’s men’s cross country team escaped the flooded Northfield area to take part in Griak’s claimed awesomeness.
This past weekend, the Gods of Plastic ultimate team headed to Appleton, Wisconsin to participate in the UPA Division-III collegiate ultimate championships. This was the first year that the championship was run by the Ultimate Players Association (UPA), with the previous years championships being privately run.
After hearing about the performances at the MIAC Championships, you may have been wondering, “What’s next?” As it turns out, track was not quite over. The week following the conference championships a number of Knights trekked over to competitions termed “Last Chance Meets” for exactly that: a last chance.
For the second straight year, Carleton College sophomore Kathryn Schmidt ‘12 was among 32 single players selected by the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Committee to compete at the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships. Schmidt is the first Knight since Leslie Gale '91 to qualify twice for the NCAA tournament as an individual player.
The week following the conference championships a number of Knights trekked over to competitions termed “Last Chance Meets” for exactly that: a last chance. Kelly Lovett ’11 headed up to La Crosse to toss spears, throwing a new school record distance of 44.80 m. Her throw ranks her as second in the country at this time.
GOP held its downwind offensive points and finally with the 10-9 lead, senior captain Andy Cochrane hit senior captain Eric Alexander for the tournament-winning goal.
For the second straight year, Carleton College sophomore Kathryn Schmidt ‘12 was among 32 single players selected by the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Committee to compete at the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships.
Last weekend the Knights took 8th at the 2010 MIAC Outdoor Track Championships. There were a number of impressive performances from the meet, including the fact that All-Star Clare Franco ’12 was featured on Carleton’s athlete passes. The 1600 meter relay was clocked at 4:00.63, placing 7th and setting a new school record. Laura Roach ’10 took 2nd in the steeplechase.
The men’s track and field team competed at the MIAC Outdoor Championships Friday and Saturday at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota. Their tenth-place team finish fails to tell the story of the meet for the Knights, who enjoyed one of their most successful competitions of the season. Charlie Gamble ’10 earned his fourth All-MIAC citation with a second-place finish in the 5,000 meters. Gamble and Sanders both competed at last-chance meets in an effort to qualify for next weekend’s NCAA Championship.