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Result: 2nd of 11 teams

Men's Track and Field hosts MIAC Outdoor Championships

Friday, May 11th, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. (Fri.) / 2:00 p.m. (Sat.) at Northfield, Minn. - Laird Stadium

Donson Cook-Gallardo pulls off rare double victory as Knights finish second at MIAC Championships

By Kevin Grow '18
Donson Cook-Gallardo
Donson Cook-Gallardo
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Carleton College men’s track and field team finished in second place at the 2018 MIAC Track and Field Championships. Carleton scored points in all 13 running events during the meet, including Day 2 victories for Donson Cook-Gallardo (Sr./Moscow, Idaho/Moscow) and Lucas Mueller (Fy./St. Paul, Minn./Nova Classical Academy).

After starting the day trailing St. Thomas by 21 points, the Knights maintained their position and posted their best team finish since 1992. Carleton's 138 points scored this weekend at the MIAC Meet was the largest score in team history. The Tommies held on to win their seventh consecutive conference outdoor team title.

Cook-Gallardo posted a time of 3:51.95 to convincingly win the 1500-meter run and returned to the track 75 minutes later for the 800-meter run. In that latter race, he out-kicked Bethel’s Evan Hatton to win by 0.13 seconds, posting a winning time of 1:52.65. Cook-Gallardo became the first MIAC male since 1997 to pull off victories in both the 800 and 1500-meter runs at the conference meet. The last to complete the feat was Carleton’s Dan Virnig.

Mueller, who won the 10,000-meter run on Friday, maintained his momentum and won the 5,000 meter race with a time of 14:50.17. That was enough to beat out teammate Tris Dodge (Jr./Oakland, Calif./College Prep), who placed second in 14:58.44 the 5K on Saturday.

Matthew Wilkinson (Fy./Minnetonka, Minn./Minnetonka), who finished as the runner-up in the steeplechase earlier on Day 2 with a time of 9:19.85, also contributed to Carleton’s point total by placing eighth in the 5000-meter run with his time of 15:23.94.

Carleton turned in seven All-MIAC Honorable Mention performances today:
• In the 110-meter hurdles, Justin Washington (So./Chicago, Ill./Northside College Prep) finished in sixth with a time of 15.50 seconds. Washington led the 400-meter hurdles race through the final hurdle but an unfortunate misstep caused him to fall and end up in eighth place.
• Ben Schwartz (So./Mankato, Minn./Mankato East) took fifth in the 200-meter dash at 22.32.  • In the 400-meter dash, Zach Kulstad (Fy./Savage Minn./Prior Lake) finished in fourth at 48.56.
• Bryan Richter (So./Des Moines, Iowa/Abraham Lincoln) and Joey Cook-Gallardo (So./Moscow, Idaho/Moscow) finished in fourth place in the 100-meter dash and 800-meter run, respectively. Richter posted a 10.99 in the short sprint event, while Joey Cook-Gallardo crossed the line in the middle distance race in 1:53.66.
• Both Carleton relays on Saturday turned in runner-up results. Maurice Hicks (Sr./Upper Marlboro, Md./Maret), Schwartz, Daamir Robinson-Johnson (So./Philadelphia, Pa./Northeast) and Richter finished second 4x100-meter relay with a time of 42.36. while Hicks, Richter, Kulstad, and Joey Cook-Gallardo closed the championships by taking second in the 4x400 meter relay with a combined time of 3:19.24.

Also earning points today for the Knights were Camden Sikes (Sr./Berkeley, Calif./Berkeley) and Nick Brusilow (Fy./Grosse Pointe, Mich./Liggett). Sikes competed in the finals of the 800-meter run and ended in seventh place with a time of 1:56.83, narrowly missing All-MIAC Honorable Mention. Brusilow took part in the 400-meter hurdles as he also finished in seventh with a time of 56.85.

A handful of Knights may compete at the UW-La Crosse Last Chance meet on Thursday, May 17 in hopes of improving their chances at qualifying for the NCAA D-III Outdoor Championships on May 24-26.


2. Jack Buckner — 54.02 meters (177’3”)

Long Jump
2. Dwight Alexander — 6.71  meters

10,000-meter run
1. Lucas Mueller — 32:13.91
2. Tris Dodge — 32:26.85

3000m Steeplechase
2. Matt Wilkinson — 9:19.85

1500-meter run
1. Donson Cook-Gallardo — 4:08.90

800-meter run
1. Donson Cook-Gallardo — 1:52.65

5000-meter run
1. Lucas Mueller — 14:50.17
2. Tris Dodge — 14:58.44


6. Peter Hagstrom — 51.05 meters (167’06”)

4x800-meter relay
2. Camden Sikes, Matt Wilkinson, Joey Cook-Gallardo, Donson Cook Gallardo — 7:49.94

4x100-meter relay
2. Maurice Hicks, Ben Schwartz, Daamir Robinson-Johnson, Bryan Richter — 42.36

110-meter hurdles
6. Justin Washington — 15.50

400-meter dash
4. Zach Kulstad — 48.56

100-meter dash
4. Bryan Richter — 10.99

800-meter run
4. Joey Cook-Gallardo — 1:53.66

200-meter dash
5. Ben Schwartz — 22.32

4x400-meter relay
2. Maurice Hicks, Bryan Richter, Zach Kulstad, Joey Cook-Gallardo — 3:19.24