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  • Katherine Wingert

    Women’s track races past monumental obstacles

    Do you think racing 25 laps around the track sounds fun? What about racing in circles for 40 minutes? Can you even imagine a 6.2 mile race on a track? While some of us may have trouble with this image, last Saturday freshmen Simone Childs-Walker and Taylor Ffitch helped our dreams come true, as they competed in their first ever 10,000 meter race at St. Olaf. Childs-Walker easily made the NCAA provisional qualifying standard, winning in 36:31.25, and Ffitch started her 10k career off on the right note by running 39:24.63, neatly under the 40-minute mark.

  • Adrian Chow ‘10 competes at Sectionals this past weekend.

    Ultimate Frisbee teams advance to Regionals

    This weekend, four of Carleton’s Ultimate teams descended on Maple Plain, Minnesota to participate in the first tournament of the UPA Championship Series. Saturday’s weather saw sunny weather with a steady wind leading to many upwind-downwind games, while Sunday had light rain with about the same level of wind. Carleton’s top teams, CUT and Syzygy came into the tournament as the number one seeds, and neither team disappointed.

  • IM Update

    Sand Volleyball is fielding its largest league ever with 22 Softcore teams and 9 Hardcore teams: the pleasant spring weather has resulted in large turnouts. The Bare-Breasted Ball Blasting Beasts From Borneo and Hit 'Em Up Style have gotten off to hot starts in the hardcore division, while Some Spike It Hot has established itself as the team to beat in Softcore.

  • Frances Leung '10

    Tennis teams look to big weekend

    Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams are coming off of challenging matches, as the MIAC conference tournament looms in the beginning of May. The women suffered their first conference loss to Gustavus Adolphus College last week, despite putting up a fierce fight against the defending conference champions.

  • Track ready for Carleton relays

    Tomorrow, the men’s track team will host one of the biggest and most exciting meets of the regular season, the Carleton Relays. The action will commence at 10 a.m. at Laird Stadium and continue until 2:30.

  • Women’s track hosts Carleton Quadrangular

    Last Thursday, women’s track and field hosted the Carleton Quadrangular, competing against St. Olaf, St. Thomas, and St. Catherine. Despite their saint-less status, the Knights had the power of enthusiasm on their side, lining the track to cheer on their teammates more spiritedly than any other team.

  • Aaron Troyansky ‘10 pitches in a recent game

    Baseball snaps streak

    Carleton extended its win streak to six games with a 6-1 triumph in the opener of Wednesday’s doubleheader versus Gustavus. Erik Fabry’s ’12 three-run double highlighted the offensive effort, while Aaron Troyansky ’10 twirled six scoreless frames for the win. The string of victories finally came to a halt with a 6-0 setback in game two.

  • Club tennis is spending the weekend competing at nationals in Arizona.

    Club Sports Update

    This weekend the club tennis team is attending Club Nationals in Surprise, Arizona this weekend. The team qualified by placing second at the USTA Campus Championship – Northern event in March.The frisbee teams are also in action this weekend at the UPA Northwoods Sectional tournament, being held in Maple Plain.

  • Freshman Alex Wirta has had an immediate impact this season.

    Baseball team starts conference play after trip to Florida

    Just like Minnesota's fluctuating early spring temperatures, the first month of Carleton's baseball season has been full of highs and lows. In the 22 games the Knights have played, from preseason Metrodome matchups to spring break games in Florida to their first two conference doubleheaders, the team has at times performed with the promise many see in it and at others slipped into the lackluster play that plagued it last year. Heading into Saturday's home contests with St. Mary's, Carleton holds a 9-13 overall record, but the Knights have won their last three games.

  • Women’s tennis rolls over Olaf

    With yet another infamous spring break trip to South Carolina behind them, the women’s tennis team kicked off spring term with a trip across town to play rival St. Olaf. Wednesday, amidst blustery conditions, Carleton got off to a slow start in doubles competition. Frances Leung ’10 and Devin Daugherty ’11 were the first team to earn a point at third doubles, pulling ahead of their opponents with an 8-4 score.

  • Tom Ballinger

    Tom Ballinger leads men’s track team

    Tom Ballinger ’09 won MIAC track athlete of the week honors after his dominating victory in the 400-meter hurdles in Saturday’s Hamline Invitational in St. Paul.

    The two-time All-American ran an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 53.75 and finished nearly three seconds ahead of his nearest competitor. His time is the fastest in the conference and currently sits third on the national honor roll.

  • Simone Childs-Walker ‘12

    Track & field heads to MIAC Championships

    Macalester displaced its students’ community garden to make way for the new athletic center. Macalester President Brian Rosenberg helpfully noted,"Athletic and recreation facilities are one of the points on campus that define the sort of community a college wants to be," (athletics.macalester.edu). Luckily the Carleton women’s track and field team put this “green” facility to excellent use late into the night last Friday at the Pre-MIAC meet.