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2018 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships Preview

February 22, 2018 at 1:03 pm

2018 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships logo, 2018-02-22MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships

Leonard Center - Macalester College
St. Paul, Minn.

Feb. 22-24

MIAC INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS HOME PAGE

(Includes map/parking info, ticket information, meet schedule, links to live video/results, and more)

Carleton team previews       MEN WOMEN
Video interview with head coach: Dave Ricks    Donna Ricks
MIAC Championships Previews    MEN WOMEN

CARLETON MEN’S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD PREVIEW

Head Coach
• Dave Ricks (15th season)

Last Year
• fourth place (80 points)

At the 2017 NCAA Championships
• Donson Cook-Gallardo — All-America [3rd] in mile at 4:08.54

Athletes to watch
• Donson Cook-Gallardo (Sr. | 5-time MIAC Champion in indoor track and field; last year posted conference record [2:26.02] in winning the 1000m and added a title I the distance medley relay; also All-MIAC with second-place finish in the mile; this year ranks first in the conference in the 800m at 1:54.48 and mile at 4:14.06c along with second in the 1000m at 2:31.46 and 3000m at 8:32.44)
• Jack Buckner (Sr. | All-MIAC in heptathlon [2nd] in 2016 and All-MIAC Honorable Mention last year [5th] in the heptathlon; ranked sixth in the conference this season in the heptathlon at 4,205 points, eighth in the high jump at 1.84m, and 20th in the long jump at 6.10m)
• Joey Cook-Gallardo (So. | All-MIAC in the 400m [3rd] and All-MIAC Honorable Mention in both the 4x200 relay [2nd] and 4x400 relay [3rd]; ranked third in the conference this year in the 800m at 1:56.11 and fourth in the 600m at 1:22.84)
• Lucas Mueller (Fy. | ranked first in the MIAC this season in the 1000m at 2:29.21, the 3000m at 8:28.91c, and the 5000m at 15:04.41)
• Matthew Wilkinson (Fy. | ranked second in the conference this year in the 5000m at 15:16.74 and seventh in the 3000m at 8:45.83)

 

 

CARLETON WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD PREVIEW

Head Coach
• Donna Ricks (25th season)

Last Year
• third place (79 points)

At the 2017 NCAA Championships
• Alexa Feeney — All-America [5th] in 400m at 56.26

Athletes to watch
• Damali Britton (Sr. | All-MIAC last year with second-place finish in triple jump; ranked third in the conference this year in the triple jump at 10.97m and 10th in the long jump at 5.01m)
• Emily Kaegi (Sr. | Did not compete at 2017 MIAC Championships but was All-MIAC Honorable Mention [6th] in the 3000m race in 2016; ranked third in the MIAC this season in the 3000m at 10:11.73 and fifth in the mile run at 5:08.99)
• Tonya Piergies (Jr. | All-MIAC Honorable Mention in the 4x200 [2nd] and pentathlon [4th]; ranked fourth in the MIAC this season for the pentathlon at 2,861 points)
• Meg Mathison (So. | All-MIAC last year with third-place finish in 800m and was All-MIAC Honorable Mention in 1000m [5th] and 4x400 relay [6th]; ranked first in the conference this season in the 3000m at 10:00.09c and third in the mile at 5:02.50c)
• Erica Blackett-Thomas (Fy. | ranked first in the MIAC this season in the high jump at 1.65 meters, which ranks third in team history)
• Sid Holder (Fy. | ranked third in the MIAC in the 200m at 25.96, fourth in the long jump at 5.32 meters, and sixth in 60m at 7.97)
• Amanda Mosborg (Fy. | ranks sixth in the MIAC in the 3000m at 10:24.33c and seventh in the mile run at 5:12.40)