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Knights wrap up split-squad action at South Dakota State and St. Thomas

February 10, 2018 at 7:57 pm
Lucas Mueller
Lucas Mueller turned in the MIAC's top time this season while running the 3K on Friday.
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19




BROOKINGS, S.D. – Donson Cook-Gallardo (Sr./Moscow, Idaho/Moscow) took second out of 127 racers in the mile run, marking the top performance for the Carleton College men’s indoor track and field team on day two of the SDSU Indoor Classic.

Donson Cook-Gallardo bested the MIAC’s top time this season—which he established last month—after crossing the line at 4:10.85. He finished behind only Kyle Burdick of host South Dakata State University, one of a handful of NCAA D-I programs participating at the meet.

Nine other Knights also ran the mile distance with Lucas Mueller (Fy./St. Paul, Minn./Nova Classical Academy), Cameron Meikle (So./Hamilton, Mont./Hamilton), Evan David (Fy./Grand Rapids, Minn./Grand Rapids), Nathaniel Sauerberg (So./Moraga, Calif./Campolindo), Clay Tydings (Fy./Charlotte, N.C./Woodberry Forest), and Conrad Phelan (So./St. Louis Park, Minn./St. Louis Park) each establishing a new personal best.

In the 400-meter dash, Joey Cook-Gallardo (So./Moscow, Idaho/Moscow) took 26th out of 150 as he set a new indoor personal best of 49.73. Zach Kulstad (Fy./Savage Minn./Prior Lake) also established a new PR with his time of 51.13.

Camden Sikes (Sr./Berkeley, Calif./Berkeley) won his heat of the 800-meter run and finished 55th out of 110 competitors at a season-best time of 1:59.62

The weekend concluded with the 4x400-meter relay. Maurice Hicks (Sr./Upper Marlboro, Md./Maret), Kulstad, Ben Schwartz (So./Mankato, Minn./Mankato East), and Joey Cook-Gallardo placed 20th out of 30 entries at 3:25.84.

Carleton will compete next on Friday, Feb. 16 at the Snowshoe Open hosted by the University of Minnesota.



BROOKINGS, S.D. – The Carleton College men’s indoor track and field team participated in a pair of meets on Friday, sending a portion of the squad to the SDSU Indoor Classic with the others competing at the UST Showcase.

The SDSU Indoor Classic is one of the top indoor meets in the upper Midwest and included 40 schools and more than 1,400 student-athletes. That figure includes five D-I programs from Drake, Northern Iowa, NDSU, North Dakota, and host South Dakota State University.

The Knights took part in three events on day one of the two-day extravaganza: the 200-meter dash, the 1000-meter run, and the 3000-meter run.

Carleton’s best results came in the long-distance race as Lucas Mueller (Fy./St. Paul, Minn./Nova Classical Academy) was fourth out of 72 competitors with a time of 8:23.07. That is the top time in the MIAC since 2016 and smashed his previous PR by more than 15 seconds. Matt Wilkinson (Fy./Minnetonka, Minn./Minnetonka), Cameron Meikle (So./Hamilton, Mont./Hamilton), and Tris Dodge (Jr./Oakland, Calif./College Prep) also set new personal bests as they took 12th, 13th, and 19th places, respectively, at 8:39.87, 8:41.15, and 8:48.20.

Ben Schwartz (So./Mankato, Minn./Mankato East) was Carleton’s top finisher of four entries in the 200-meter dash, placing 44th out of 159 racers at 22.69, good for a new indoor personal-best. Bryan Richter (So./Des Moines, Iowa/Lincoln) added a season best of 23.06, while Zach Kulstad (Fy./Savage Minn./Prior Lake) and Maurice Hicks (Sr./Upper Marlboro, Md./Maret) notched indoor PRs of 23.21 and 23.37, respectively.

Camden Sikes (Sr./Berkeley, Calif./Berkeley) turned in the Knights’ top time for the 1000-meter run, 2:37.43. Andrew Ruvkun (Sr./New York, N.Y./Packer Collegiate Institute) posted a season best mark of 2:42.53, while Nathaniel Sauerberg (So./Moraga, Calif./Campolindo) established a personal best of 2:42.72

At the UST Showcase, Carleton had a pair of top-5 results:

• Justin Washington (So./Chicago, Ill./Northside College Prep) tied for third in the 60-meter hurdles as he established a new personal best of 8.97.

Austin Baxter (So./Newport Beach, Calif./Corona Del Mar) ran the 600-meter distance for the first time and placed third with a time of 1:25.82.