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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Louise Buckler ’11 posted a final round 13-over par 86 to lead 22nd-ranked Carleton in the season's final event, the UW-Eau Claire Spring Invitational. The Knights, unfortunately, went in reverse on the second day, posting a 357 to fall two spots to eighth, finishing at 705. Hope Keaney ’13 posted a 89, followed by Traci Johnson ’12 at 90 and Meghan Gajare ’11 with a 92. Buckler and Gajare were the Knights' top finishers at 174, with Johnson three shots back of the junior duo and Keaney another three back of Johnson.
For some time, the Carleton baseball team had been clinging to the hope that they could squeeze their way into the MIAC playoff picture for a second consecutive year. Alack, the Knights had their hearts ripped out Temple-of-Doom-style on Wednesday when their sweep at the hands of the Bethel Royals doused any postseason aspirations the team might have had. The Knights finished their MIAC campaign 8-12, and will tote a 12-25 overall record into Saturday’s season finale, when the team hosts North Central University.
In the final meet of their Carleton careers, seniors Alec Roman and Trent Wells led the Knights to a sixth place finish at the St. Olaf Invitational. Roman birdied his final hole to finish tied for second with a two-day score of 156. Each of the four seniors saw their games improve during their time at Carleton. The Knights have a strong incoming class of first years arriving next year and will look to continue the team’s steady improvement in the MIAC.
This weekend Carleton will be hosting the UPA Central Regional tournament, which will bring 16 open and women’s teams to Northfield to battle for spots to Nationals. Four out of Carleton’s six intercollegiate teams qualified this year. CUT will look to defend their regional title from last year and are seeded first in the open side.
The last regular season match for Carleton women’s tennis culminated in a showdown with fellow undefeated team, perennially strong Gustavus Adolphus College, to determine the leader of the MIAC. The Gusties bested the Knights 6-3 in this competition, but Carleton was able to put up a much harder fight than in years.