Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, could have predicted the outcome of Saturday’s race at Como Park, but Carleton’s women’s cross-country team isn’t complaining. They outran Bethel University 65 to 91 to win the 2009 MIAC Championships.
The Carleton College offense turned in quite a mixed bag on Saturday. Several players set career highs, but six turnovers nullified the strong individual performances as the Knights fell on the road to Hamline University 34-17. Come on out to Laird Stadium at 1 p.m. for 2009’s final home game.
The men’s cross country team improved last year’s conference finish by one spot, taking 6th place in Saturday’s MIAC Championships at Como Park in St. Paul. Charlie Gamble ’10 battled sickness during the week and managed a 22nd-place finish in 27:01. John Davis ’11 ran his best race of the season to finish 24th in 27:03.
Its fall, and that means IM’s galore! Although the premature chills and rain might hamper some leagues, Carls are just that dedicated, or crazy, with some of the wettest days being the most attended. There are currently 7 leagues (Flag Football, 3x3 Basketball, Ultimate, Tennis, Sand Volleyball, Dodgeball, and the new addition Racquetball).
After falling behind early, the Carleton College women’s soccer team rallied for a crucial 3-1 triumph at St. Catherine University behind the first career hat trick by sophomore Niki Tomita. The victory moved the Knights (8-5-4/5-2-3 MIAC) into a three-way tie for fourth place in the conference standings. Carleton needs a win over crosstown rival St. Olaf College on Saturday to clinch a berth in the MIAC Playoffs.
The men’s soccer team traveled to Colorado Springs this past weekend for two important games against regional opponents at Colorado College. Despite several travel delays, the Knights came prepared for the weekend’s challenges.
There were moments early in the second half when it looked like Carleton College was capable of a monumental upset, but in the end, the relentless rushing attack of No. 19 University of St. Thomas was too much for the Knights, as the visitors pulled away late for a 48-28 win.
Tomorrow afternoon, Carleton’s harriers will race at the MIAC Championships at Como Park in St. Paul. The Knights look to improve dramatically on last year’s seventh place team finish. Five runners return from last year’s top seven. Charlie Gamble ’10 has led the way for the Knights all season. The San Diego, California native has been Carleton’s top finisher at every meet this season, and is the fifth returner after finishing ninth overall in 2008.
If you were wandering the Lower Arb last Saturday, you may have stumbled across the women’s cross-country team running a 3k time trial. The Lady Knights will use the momentum generated by this speedy effort to launch themselves into the MIAC Championships this Saturday at Como Park in St. Paul.
The Carleton College men’s soccer team beat Augsburg College 2-0 on Saturday to secure the top seed in the MIAC Playoffs. This is the third consecutive MIAC title for the team. Saturday’s win is the ninth straight for the Knights, who are 8-1 in MIAC play.
At the ITA National Small College Champions, Kathryn Schmidt '12 beat the defending NCAA national champion, Lorne McManigle of Emory University. Schmidt held on during a lopsided match, and prevailed 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 over both her opponent and the humidity. Schmidt returned to the court in the finals of the back draw, competing for fifth place nationally. It took four hours and seventeen minutes, but Schmidt pulled out another remarkable victory.
It was deja vu all over again for the Carleton football team last Saturday as the Knights lost on the road for the second straight week in another game that easily could have been won. This time it was Gustavus Adolphus College rallying to beat Carleton 28-21 in the closing seconds. The Knights (3-3, 1-3 MIAC) built a 21-6 lead early in the third quarter when sophomore quarterback Vaughn Schmid connected with his favorite endzone target, Anthony Kemper, for the rookie's second touchdown catch of the day, but the offense went drier than an Olaf dorm party.