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Result: Second place

Men's Track & Field hosts Meet of the Hearts, 2/11/06

Saturday, February 11th, 2006 – 11:30 a.m. at Northfield, Minn. - Recreation Center

Knights second at Meet of the Hearts

Northfield, Minn. – Steve Harris won the mile and Quentin Kennedy took first in the 3,000 meters as Carleton finished second in the five-team Meet of the Hearts at the Recreation Center.

Hamline won the meet with 170.7 points, followed by Carleton with 156.

The meet marked the first time in recent memory that Carleton had competitors score in all 19 events, including all 3 relays. It was a solid team effort peppered with some brilliant performances.

In the mile run, Harris and Joe Sepe gave Carleton its only one-two finish of the day in besting Hamline's Tony Klappa, the defending MIAC champion in the event. Harris had a busy weekend, as he hit the NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the 5,000 meters on Friday evening by running 14:48.67 at the Iowa State Classic. After his victory in the mile run, he then proceeded to give his comps talk on Saturday afternoon.

Kennedy led wire-to-wire in winning the 3,000 meters in a personal-best time of 8:54.54. Nick Mascioli ran a 25-second personal best in the 5000 meters to finish in 16:14.56. Twin brother Matt Mascioli seemed to be in a hurry in running an indoor best of 2:00.37, while pulling frosh Jack Delehanty to a 2:00.40 finish as the duo finished second and third, respectively, in the 800 meters. An hour after the finish, Mascioli was also giving his senior comps presentation.

Senior Doug Lind had a big day in the weight throw with a huge personal best of 52’1”. Fellow thrower Andrew Roberts had a good day in the shot put, throwing 41' 11".

First-year runner Tom Ballinger had a successful collegiate debut while competing in three events. In the 55-meter hurdles, he finished second, running 8.11 seconds, while and teammate Roy Salter finished third in 8.41. Ballinger finished second in the 600-yard dash to Luther's two-time All-American Tyler Sherdan. His time of 1:14.55 established a new Carleton freshman record in that event, eclipsing Eric Svesta's mark of 1:14.60. Ballinger and Salter later teamed up with Sean Dickson and Jack Delehanty in the 4x400m Relay. The quartet ran the fastest 4x400m by a Carleton team in three years.

Nick Cesarek and Leslie Cofie both set personal bests in the 55 meters with identical times of 6.82 in route to top five finishes. Cesarek and teammate R.J. Jackson later finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 200 meters. Cofie set a new personal best in the triple jump with a leap of 41' 5", and Jackson and Cesarek finished third and fifthin the long jump.

Rookie John Sears showed a big kick in finishing the 1,000 meters in 2:46.57, and classmate Meeks Brucker had a nice race in the mile with a 4:41.96 effort.

The Knights will be in action next at the Tostrud Classic at St. Olaf next Saturday starting at 12 noon. The four-team meet will include national power UW-La Crosse and the defending MIAC champion University of St. Thomas.