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.
This weekend, the Gods of Plastic ultimate team will head to Appleton, Wisconsin to participate in the UPA Division III Collegiate championship. GOP is the defending champion at this event after capturing the title in Versailles, Ohio last year.
Under the guidance of Central Region Coach of the Year Stefan Zweifel, Carleton men’s tennis put on a strong showing at the 2010 NCAA tournament with a convincing first round win and a very close loss to a top national team to finish out a remarkable season.
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.
This past weekend, Carleton hosted the UPA Central Regional Championships, in which four of Carleton’s Ultimate teams were participating. CUT and Syzygy came into the weekend once again with expectations to make nationals. However, this year presented an exciting opportunity as GOP was also in a good position to make a run at the championship event in Madison, Wisconsin. Both the men and women’s divisions had bracket play for the whole weekend with 4 bids to nationals for the men and 2 for the women.
The Knights women’s tennis team was again handed a loss in their second straight weekend of competition at Gustavus Adolphus College with a loss to St. Olaf College in the semifinals of the MIAC tournament. On Wednesday the first doubles duo Erin Gudul and Kathryn Schmidt learned they are first alternates for the NCAA tournament and await a final decision. Schmidt is competing in the singles draw May 28-30.
The MIAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships begin today at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota. The Knights send a strong contingent of 22 competitors. Results from the meet will be posted live at raceberryjam.com. Charlie Gamble ’10 will run the 5,000 meters as the event’s third seed. At the St. Mary’s invitational April 24th, Gamble ran 14:51.75 to set the track record. Ty Martin ’11 is the fourth seed in the 110-meter high hurdles, having run 15.38 this season. Indoors, Michael Sanders ’10 was the Knights lone all-conference performer, finishing third in the 800 meters.
Small but mighty. That’s the phrase that best describes the women’s track and field team as it heads in the MIAC Championships this weekend at St. Mary’s track. The Knights had a successful outing there earlier in the season and hope to build upon that this Friday and Saturday. The competition will kick off at 2:00 PM on Friday with the 4 x 100m relay. The women’s team looks to not only finish before as many of their competitors as possible, but also to run faster than the men’s throwers’ relay did at the Rolex meet.
Saturday, May 8 was a historic day for the Carleton Knights men’s tennis team as they took out both Bethel University and then Gustavus Adolphus College to become the MIAC representative in the 2010 NCAA Division III Championships. As the second seed in the MIAC tourney, the Knights received a first-round bye, resulting in the future of all their post-season hopes resting on this single day. Carleton bested both their opponents with scores of 6-3, even though their semifinal match was a routine win, while their championship victory elevated them from underdog to notable status.