LA CROSSE, Wis. — Three veterans of the Carleton College men’s track and field team looked to improve upon their season-best marks at Thursday’s UW-La Crosse Qualifier, one of 11 “last chance” meets across the country this week.
Marcus Huderle (Sr./Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) ran to a sixth-place result in the 3000-meter steeplechase, posting a time of 9:39.57. Coming into the day, his time of 9:12.47 posted at the MIAC Championships ranked No. 18 in the country. While the top 22 women in each event advance to nationals, on the men’s side it is only the top 20 for each event, so Huderle will keep his fingers crossed throughout the week in hopes of making his third career trip to the NCAA Championships.
Adan Nunez-Frausto (Sr./Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy College Prep) saw his collegiate career come to an end after he placed 13th in the hammer throw. His best measurement of 49.36 meters (161 feet, 11 inches) of the afternoon came on his first attempt. He was ranked No. 40 and did not move up on the national list.
Jonah Barry (So./Madison, Wis./Madison West) established a new personal best with a time of 3:58.79 while finishing 10th out of 32 racers in the 1500-meter run. That time ranks outside the top 50 nationally.
The list of individuals participating at the NCAA Championships will be posted on NCAA.com on Sunday, May 18.