Carleton’s Tom Ballinger ’09 broke his own school record in the 400-meter hurdles as he earned All-American honors--for the second consecutive year--at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Last weekend, two of Carleton’s frisbee teams – CUT and Syzygy – competed at the national college ultimate frisbee championships. The three-day competition was held in Boulder, Colorado. Each team played well and broke seed.
Keren Gudeman, the Carleton’s women’s head soccer coach, left Northfield last week and headed west to San Francisco to play in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL), one of the two main women’s leagues in the United States at the moment. Her team, the San Francisco Nighthawks, is composed of current Division I college players and high-level players who have trickled down into the league after the folding of the professional league a few years ago (she played against Brandi Chastain during tryouts).
- Carleton ace Ethan Guevin has been selected to play for the Lehigh Valley Catz in the prestigious Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL), one of only nine summer leagues in existence across the country that is supported and sanctioned by Major League Baseball and the NCAA.
- Today CUT and Syzygy,two Carleton ultimate frisbee teams begin the pool play portion of the UPA Collegiate National Championships held in Boulder, CO. Both teams qualified for the tournament by finishing in second place at the Regional tournaments in Decorah, IA two weeks ago.
- At the end of a two-day competition, seasoned veterans such as Tom Ballinger ’09 and Kane Bechstein ’09 helped the Carleton men’s track and field team compile 64 points at the MIAC Outdoor Championships.
- The Carleton women’s track and field team boasted three all-conference performances last weekend in route to finishing eighth at the MIAC Outdoor Championships. Kelly Lovett ’11, Katherine Wingert ’08, and Karen Campbell ’09 all placed in the top three individually in their events to lead the Knights.
Standout women’s golfer Katrina Wood ’09 is headed for a big trip down to sunny Waverly, Iowa for the Division III national championship after receiving one of the eleven individual bids nationally for the Big Dance.
Wood, who previously played for Bucknell University before transferring to Carleton last year, is the second golfer in the last two years to go to the NCAA tournament from Carleton.
Today the men’s track team begins competing in the MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at the Klas Center in St. Paul. The Knights will look to improve on their fifth place finish this winter at the indoor championships.
The Knights are already on the scoreboard thanks to Kane Bechstien ’09 who placed 5th place in the two day MIAC Decathlon.
Carleton’s righthanded pitcher Ethan Guevin was selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 5 second team. He went 3-5 with a 3.21 ERA, while ranking fifth in the conference with 47 strikeouts over 47.2 innings pitched. Guevin’s earned run average was fourth among MIAC hurlers with as many innings.
The Carleton women’s track and field team has finished a whirlwind track-filled last seven days, commonly known as track-o-rama week, in preparation for conference competition this weekend. In the course of five days last week, the team competed in or assisted with four different meets.
The Knights competed at St. Thomas’ Tommie Twilight, hosted the MIAC Heptathlon/ Decathlon and the Carleton Interscholastic Track and Field Meet, and competed at Hamline’s Meet of the UnSaintly.
A standout even during his freshman year, Doug is a .330 career hitter, and has ranked at or near the top of the team in each of his four seasons in runs scored, walks, and clutch plays. He plays baseball the way it was meant to be played, and both scouts and fans gush about his team-first mentality, Papa Smurf-like leadership ability, and smile that could make your heart melt.