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Varsity Athletics

Men's Track and Field

Carleton Athletics

About the Program

The men's track and field squad has been one of the most successful programs at Carleton, sporting three individual national titles. Since 2004, the Knights have seen 9 All-America performances and a total of 93 All-MIAC performances. The Knights produced 31 MIAC event titles over that same span.

Most recently, Jerry Cook-Gallardo ’18 won the 800- and 1000-meter runs at the 2015 and 2016 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships. He qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2016 and finished fourth in the 800-meter run, earning All-America status.

Hart Hornor ’16 earned All-America recognition at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships in both the 5000 and 10,000-meter runs.

In 2003, Matt Hooley ’04 placed sixth in the 1,500-meter run at the NCAA Indoor Championships, and later that year Dan Bucy ’05 placed sixth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Steve Harris ’06 finished third in the 5,000-meter run at the 2006 NCAA indoor meet. Tom Ballinger '09 earned All-America honors for three straight years in the 400-meter hurdles. His best finish was a third-place showing at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

The Knights have scored points at the NCAA Championships 8 times at the national indoor meet and 25 times at the national outdoor meet (30th among all D-III programs). Carleton’s best finish at both championships is eighth place… Carleton hosted the NCAA Outdoor Championships three times (1984, 1988, and 1995).