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Result: 1st of 2 teams

Men's Track and Field hosts Carleton Relays

Friday, April 13th, 2018 – 5:00 p.m. (Fri.) / 11:00 a.m. (Sat.) at Northfield, Minn. - Laird Stadium / Recreation Center

Knights post eight wins at the Carleton Relays

By Kevin Grow '18
Hiroshi Nakajima
Hiroshi Nakajima
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Carleton College men’s track and field team made the most of the snow storm by competing indoors in the 71st annual Carleton Relays. Due to Mother Nature’s influence, this year’s meet took on a different look from the previous 70 editions. Normally a one-day meet with many teams, this year the competition took the form of a dual meet between Carleton and St. Olaf that began outside on Friday and concluded with indoor events on Saturday. Carleton won the meet, 214-162.

On Friday, Justin Washington (So./Chicago, Ill./Northside College Prep), Christian Zaytoun (Jr./Raleigh, N.C./Woodberry Forest), and Samuel Diaz de Leon (Sr./Yuma, Ariz./Gila Ridge) posted event victories for the Carleton College men’s track and field team.  Washington notched a top time of 16.02 in the 110-meter hurdles, while Zaytoun posted a career-best distance of 51.35 meters in winning the javelin. De Leon won the discus throw by more than 5.5 meters as his best toss measured at a career-best of 41.93 meters.

In Saturday’s portion of the meet, the Knights posted five more victories. Hiroshi Nakajima (Sr./Minato, Japan/Tabor Academy) won the 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:24.64. Ben Schwartz (So./Mankato, Minn./Mankato East) helped to account for two more victories as he won the long jump with a leap of 6.61 meters and was part of the 4x400 meter relay that placed first. Jack Buckner (Sr./Seattle, Wash./Northwest), Nick Brusilow (Fy./Grosse Pointe, Mich./Liggett) and Donson Cook-Gallardo (Sr./Moscow, Idaho/Moscow) were the three other members of the squad as they finished with a time of 3:27.83.

Zach Kulstad (Fy./Savage Minn./Prior Lake) and Peter Keel (So./Roseville, Minn./Roseville) posted the Knights two other victories as the former took first in the high jump by clearing a height of 1.85 meters and the latter won the triple jump with a measurement of 13.55 meters.

The Knights hope to get back outside next weekend. They are tentatively scheduled to compete at the Gustavus Invite on Saturday, April 21.


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