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Result: Donnelly - 9th / Sullivan - 14th

Men's Track and Field at MIAC Heptathlon

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 – 2:20 p.m. (Thur.) / 10:00 a.m. (Fri.) at Northfield, Minn. - Tostrud Center

Knights in second after day two at MIAC Indoor Championships as Mueller and Wilkinson lead the way

By Oliver Wolyniec '19
Lucas Mueller and Matthew Wilkinson
Lucas Mueller and Matthew Wilkinson
Photo: Liesl Helminiak '19


NORTHFIELD, Minn. – After two days of competition at the 2019 MIAC Indoor Championships, the Carleton College men’s track and field team sits in second place with 55 points. Lucas Mueller (So./St. Paul, Minn./Nova Classical Academy) and Matthew Wilkinson (So./Minnetonka, Minn.) each won their respective distance races to lead the Knights.

St. Thomas leads the team competition with 103 points, while Carleton, Bethel (53 points), Saint John’s (46), and Gustavus (46) round out the top five.

Mueller ran away from the pack in the 1 mile run en route to a first-place finish and a career-best indoor time of 4:12.82. The sophomore earned All-MIAC recognition with the result, and his time is currently the fourth-best in all of Division III. Evan David (So./Grand Rapids, Minn./Grand Rapids) was seeded 15th in the event but turned in the seventh-fastest time at 4:29.31, four seconds better than his previous career-best result.

In the 5000-meter run, Wilkinson defended his 2018 title and won by a comfortable margin, crossing the finish line in 14:38.93, good for the 11th-best time in the country. Teammate Tris Dodge (Sr./Oakland, Calif./College Prep) earned second place as well as all-conference recognition with a time of 14:52.58. Both Knights established new career-best times. Cameron Meikle (Jr./Hamilton, Mont./Hamilton) contributed to Carleton’s point total by crossing the line in 15:19.63, good for an eighth-place result.

The distance medley relay of Adam Nakasaka (Fy./Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase), Nick Brusilow (So./Grosse Pointe, Mich./Liggett), Bridger Rives (Fy./Sklatook, Okla./Bishop Kelley), and Mueller clinched All-MIAC status with a first-place result in 10:25.53. Mueller overcame a nine-second deficit en route to a five-second victory. This was Carleton’s third event title in as many years.

Joey Cook-Gallardo (Jr./Moscow, Idaho) took third place and earned an all-conference nod in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:56.74. In the 60-meter dash, Bryan Richter (Jr./Des Moines, Iowa/Lincoln) crossed the finish line in new career best time of 7.09 seconds, which gave him fifth place and all-conference honorable mention.

Zach Kulstad (So./Savage, Minn./Prior Lake) took sixth and received All-MIAC honorable mention in the high jump with a personal-best mark of 1.90 meters. He also scored for Carleton in the 400-meter dash, finishing eighth at 51.02.

Two Knights competed in the MIAC Heptathlon, which concluded on Friday. Phil Donnelly (Fy./Claremont, Calif.) registered a ninth-place finish (4107 points) in the field of 18, while Liam Sullivan (Jr./Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius) took 14th (3920).

In the 60-meter dash, Sullivan finished in second place (7.40 seconds), while Donnelly earned fifth place (7.46 seconds). Then, in the long jump, Donnelly took ninth with a mark of 5.91 meters, and Sullivan finished in 15th with a jump of 5.55 meters.

Next up was the shot put, where Sullivan earned fourth place with a throw of 10.90 meters, while Donnelly’s throw of 8.71 meters put him in 16th. Donnelly turned the tables again in the high jump, taking eighth place with a jump of 1.69 meters. Sullivan had the 14th-best jump at 1.60 meters.

On day two of the heptathlon, Donnelly took eighth place (9.39 seconds) in the 60-meter hurdles, and Sullivan earned a 12th-place result (9.74 seconds). The sixth event, the pole vault, saw Donnelly finish in sixth place with a mark of 3.70 meters, while Sullivan took 14th with a mark of 3.20 meters.

Finally, in the 1000-meter run, Sullivan and Donnelly finished in 12th (2:58.19) and 14th (2:59.16), respectively.


5000-Meter Run
1. Matthew Wilkinson — 14:38.93 (personal best)
2. Tris Dodge — 14:52.58 (personal best)

Mile Run
1. Lucas Mueller — 4:12.82 (personal best)

800-Meter Run
3. Joey Cook-Gallardo — 1:56.74

Distance Medley Relay
1. Carleton (Adam Nakasaka, Nick Brusilow, Bridger Rives, Lucas Mueller) — 10:25.53


60-Meter Dash
5. Bryan Richter — 7.09 (personal best)

High Jump
6. Zach Kulstad — 1.90 meters (personal best)