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.
Last weekend in Decorah, IA, four of Carleton’s ultimate frisbee teams battled premiere competition from the around the upper Midwest at the Central Regionals, a double-elimination tournament held to produce qualifiers for the College National Championships. With two Nationals bids up for grabs on both the men’s and women’s sides, Carleton’s premiere male and female ultimate frisbee teams, CUT and Syzygy both came in to the weekend seeded second in the region and expecting to advance.
This weekend the Carleton cycling team clinched the Division II Omnium, and Sean Noonan ‘08 won the Conference Road Race Championship against both Division I and Division II schools in Iowa City, IA. Strong rides from Noonan, Andrew Olson, ‘09 and Nate Ryan ‘10 throughout the year resulted in the Conference Title over St. Olaf.
Carleton College’s men’s lacrosse team finished its season with a scrimmage and celebration of the sport with St. Olaf’s team on Wed., April 30. The Knights finished off their most successful season in recent memory after going 5-5 with big wins over University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire and University of North Dakota. The team also hosted its first annual parents and alumni banquet that was headlined by resounding rhetoric by keynote speaker President Robert Oden.
Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams ended their seasons last weekend at the MIAC conference tournament. Played at Gustavus Adolphus College, the tournament hosts the top six teams from the conference. The winner, which, for at least the past fifteen years has been Gustavus in both men’s and women’s competition, receives an automatic spot in the regional tournament.
The Carleton’s women’s golf team closed their regular season with a strong fourth-place finish at the UW-Eau Claire Spring Invitational. The Knights’ fourth-place showing was particularly impressive considering that the Knights were competing against second-ranked University of St. Thomas, fourth-ranked UW-Stevens Points, and 16th-ranked UW-Eau Claire. Coach Sieger’s team was lead by freshman phenom Laura Knutson who finished in third place by shooting a six-over par 79, which is just one shot off her best single-round score. For her efforts, Knutson was named MIAC Player of the Week. By shooting a 79, Knutson finished with the best scoring average (85.6) turned in by a Carleton freshman in school history.
Victory for the underdogs: Carleton's women's rugby finishes second undefeated season, wins Regional Tournament
Of the forty-two girls on the roster for the Carleton Women’s Rugby Football Club, almost all of them awoke at 5 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 to high winds and a building snowstorm anticipating the worst at their upcoming tournament. Forwards co-captain Mallory Hoffman ’08 said she had “no doubts whatsoever,” but for most of the team, winning the regional All-Saints tournament in St. Cloud, Minn. was an unbelievable, thrilling victory.
Carleton exorcised the demons from the 2007 Carleton Relays, where they finished 13th place, by finishing fourth in last Saturday’s Carleton Relays. With their fourth place showing, Coach Rick’s team made a statement in the MIAC by defeating conference foes Bethel and St. Olaf.
The Carleton women’s track and field team was up against stiff competition last Saturday at St. Olaf’s annual Manitou Classic. More than 15 teams competed, with NCAA Division II and Division III teams from both Minnesota and Wisconsin bringing athletes.