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Six Knights grab 12 All-Region Awards for Indoor Track and Field

March 5, 2018 at 1:42 pm
By Kevin Grow '18
USTFCCCA Indoor Track and Field All-Region performers
(L to R) Lucas Mueller, Donson Cook-Gallardo, Matthew Wilkinson, Erica Blackett-Thomas, Emily Kaegi, Meg Mathison

USTFCCCA press release

NEW ORLEANS — The Carleton College track and field programs saw six athletes take home a total of 12 All-Region awards as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) handed out its awards for the indoor season.

The top-5 individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the region’s top-3 relays teams.

On the men’s side, Donson Cook-Gallardo (Sr./Moscow, Idaho/Moscow) earned All-Region accolades in the 800-meter run, the mile run, and the 3000-meter run. Lucas Mueller (Fy./St. Paul, Minn./Nova Classical Academy), the 2018 MIAC Men's Indoor Track Most Outstanding Athlete, was named All-Region in the mile, the 3000-meter run, and the 5000-meter run. Also earning All-Region honors was Matthew Wilkinson (Fy./Minnetonka, Minn./Minnetonka), as he was recognized for the 5000-meter run.

For the women’s team, Erica Blackett-Thomas (Fy./Wellesley Hills, Mass./Wellesley), Emily Kaegi (Sr./Williamstown, Mass./Mount Greylock) and Meg Mathison (So./Waunakee, Wis./Waunakee) brought home All-Region honors.

Blackett-Thomas earned All-Region in the high jump. Kaegi and Mathison each earned All-Region in both the mile and the 3000-meter run.

Mathison, Mueller, and Cook-Gallardo will compete at the upcoming NCAA Championships. Mathison will compete in the mile run, where she ranks 12th in Division III (4:54.95). Mueller will compete in the 3000-meter run and is ranked seventh in Division III for the event (8:15.72). Cook-Gallardo will run in the mile as he is ranked 20th on the national list (4:10.85).


Men’s 800m — Donson Cook-Gallardo
Men’s mile — Donson Cook-Gallardo, Lucas Mueller
Men’s 3000m — Donson Cook-Gallardo, Lucas Mueller
Men’s 5000m — Lucas Mueller, Matthew Wilkinson
Women’s high jump — Erica Blackett-Thomas
Women’s mile — Emily Kaegi, Meg Mathison
Women’s 3000m — Emily Kaegi, Meg Mathison