ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Carleton College men’s track and field team took part in the Macalester Twilight meet on Thursday evening and finished third out of 17 squads. Jonah Barry (So./Madison, Wis./Madison West), Walter Edstrom (Fy./Plano, Texas/Plano West), and Peter Dehkes (Fy./Lebanon, N.J./North Hunterdon) won events for the Knights.
Edstrom ran the 800-meter race outdoors for the first time in his career and was first to the line at 1:57.19. Joe Haase (So./Fitchburg, Wis./West) won his heat and placed third overall out of 41 runners in the event at 1:58.48.
Barry prevailed in the 5000-meter run with a new personal-best time of 14:50.69. Classmate Hart Hornor (So./Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt) finished third at 14:57.07, breaking his previous best established at this meet a year ago.
Dehkes tied his personal record while tying for first in the high jump, clearing 1.98 meters (6 feet, 6 inches) on his second attempt. That height matched his mark from last week’s Carleton Relays and is tied for third in the MIAC this season.
With the entire team cheering him on because running events concluded 90 minutes earlier, Adan Nunez-Frausto (Sr./Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy College Prep) improved his personal-best mark and placed second in the hammer throw with a distance of 51.04 meters (167 feet, 5 inches).
Rookies Chris Madden (Fy./Kenosha, Wis./St. Joseph) and Evan Howard (Fy./St. Petersburg, Fla./Home School) placed third and fourth, respectively out of 51 racers in the 100-meter dash as they clocked times of 11.34 and 11.37.
Brothers Thor Laack-Veeder (Jr./Madison, Wis./LaFollette) and Noah Laack-Veeder (Jr./Madison, Wis./LaFollette) finished sixth and seventh in the 1500-meter run with times of 4:05.75—a new personal record—and 4:06.25, respectively.
Carleton was runner up in the 4x100-meter relay as Madden and Howard teamed with Ian Reeves (Jr./Berkeley, Calif./The College Preparatory School) and Evan McNeil (Jr./Burnsville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels) on a season-best time of 43.72.
The Knights finished third in the 4x400-meter relay. Nick Herringer (Sr./Vadnais Heights, Minn./White Bear Lake) led-off with brilliant 51.72 leg, handed the baton off to Thor Laack-Veeder for the second lap. Haase handled the third lap before passing off to Noah Laack-Veeder, who anchored in 50.92 as the KNights posted a a season-best time of 3:27.06.
The Knights will take the weekend off and do battle again on Tuesday, April 29 against cross-town rival St Olaf in the Rolex Classic. This year's competition will be held at Laird Stadium with a 4:00pm start time.