2010 Winter Issue 1 (January 15, 2010)
Ally Weaver and Megan Erlandson scored 14 points apiece, and Akemi Arzouman added 12 as the Carleton College women’s basketball team pulled off a huge upset Wednesday, defeating host Macalester College, 60-48, and delivering head coach Tammy Metcalf-Filzen her 250th career win. The Knights (3-9, 3-6 MIAC) and Scots (7-5, 7-2 MIAC) entered the contest at nearly opposite ends of the conference standings, but Carleton used a balanced scoring attack and surprisingly strong rebounding effort to steal the win. The loss drops Macalester out of a tie atop the conference standings.
My soreness comes from the 24 Hours of Telemark, or 24T, one of the near Midwest's most hardcore ski races. For years, the Carleton Nordic Ski team has made the long annual journey to northern Wisconsin to partake in the 24T. This year, 21 students on 6 teams from Carleton joined the race.
The New Year may have gotten off to a frigid start in a meteorological sense, but things are heating up on the hardwood for the Carleton men’s basketball team. The Knights (7-6, 3-5 MIAC) have welcomed their peers back to campus with the season’s most spirited stretch of play thus far, sandwiching two convincing conference victories around a hard-fought loss to St. Thomas, ranked #5 nationally.
At last press the women’s cross-country team was coming off their MIAC Championships victory, preparing to enter the fray at the Central Region Championships. The Knights ran their races competitively, knowing that each point would count. At the end of the race though, the cries of Nebraska Wesleyan’s supporters indicated that the Prairie Wolves had won the meet, although the Knights still hoped for an automatic bid to the national championships.
The men’s indoor track team opens its season this afternoon with the Carleton Singular, contested at the Rec Center. The Knights are heavy favorites in every event.
The squad returns a number of sensational performers from last year, and adds to the mix an extremely talented group of first-years.