Saturday, the men’s track and field team hosted the Carleton Relays at Laird Stadium. The Knights allowed only one athlete per team to score in an individual event, and finished fourth with 98 points in this strange system. Tomorrow morning, the Knight thinclads will travel to Winona, Minnesota for the St. Mary’s Invitational. The meet will feature good competition from Wisconsin schools of the WIAC conference. The Knights have only three meets before the MIAC Championship.
This past weekend all six of Carleton’s intercollegiate Ultimate teams attended the sectionals tournament in Maple Plain, Minnesota. This first step in the UPA Championship series would determine which teams get to attend regionals, which takes place at Carleton 6th weekend. With over 130 Carls participating, excitement was in the air and all 6 teams started off well.
The Carleton baseball team has a fever, and the only cure is more cowbell! Well, not quite. The team actually has a split-ting headache after reeling off their fifth straight doubleheader split in conference play. The only cure for the Knights (9-20, 5-7 MIAC) to escape the .500 doldrums will be for them to capture that elusive sweep that could thrust the team into serious playoff contention.
The Carleton College softball team was unable to collect enough clutch hits and was swept in a doubleheader at Augsburg College on Wednesday.
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.
When the Knights women’s tennis took on two MIAC teams this past weekend, they struggled slightly more than the team scores might suggest, yet fought to prevail decisively. Despite some individual struggles, Carleton ultimately displayed significant improvement especially in facing the College of St. Benedict.
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.