2011 Winter Issue 4 (February 4, 2011)
The Knights struggled through another up-and-down week of MIAC basketball. Carleton (5-14, 4-12 MIAC) pulled out an exciting comeback victory on Monday at St. Kate’s, but it was sandwiched by losses to Augsburg on Saturday and first-place Saint Benedict on Wednesday. Ally Weaver ’11 scored the 1,000th point of her career.
The Carleton men’s basketball team must have stopped by the Guthrie Theater before their game at Augsburg on Saturday, because the Knights have shown off a remarkable flair for the dramatic ever since. In Saturday’s clash with the Auggies and again on Wednesday at Saint John’s, Carleton needed a big second-half comeback to keep the game close. Heading into the weekend, Carleton finds itself trailing the Tommies by 1.5 games and leading the third-place Gusties by an equal measure. All that could change the coming week, however, as the Knights host Gustavus tomorrow at 3 p.m. then welcome St. Thomas on Wednesday night at 7:30.
The Carleton women’s swimming and diving team capped off their dual meet season Saturday by falling only two points behind St. Olaf in the team total scores. Despite the loss, spirits were high, and the team is in good shape heading into the championship meets. Next up for the Knights is the Minnesota Challenge, which will be the last meet for many members of the team. It will be held at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center tonight and tomorrow.
The men’s swimming and diving team concluded its dual meet season last Saturday with an impressive performance at St. Olaf’s Skoglund Pool. The meet resulted in a close 118-180 finish in favor of the Oles. Rested and fit, the Knights are ready tackle the two-day Minnesota Challenge meet today and tomorrow at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center.
Last Friday and Saturday the Carleton men’s track team competed in its second meet of the season, the Minnesota State University Open, held in Mankato. Ty Martin ’11 headlined the meet for the Knights, trimming nearly half a second off the school record in the 60-meter hurdles.
Most of the women’s track team took last week off, but a few brave souls ventured across the river to partake in a little competition at St. Olaf College. Those athletes competed extremely well and the ones that stayed home are proud of their performances.
The lovely ladies of Eclipse traveled down south last weekend for the Joint Summit frisbee tournament in Clemson, South Carolina. They came back with a 6-1 record (good for a third-place finish in the 10-team field), a spirit award, and high hopes for the rest of the young season