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Women's Track and Field

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About the Program

Donna Ricks, Colette Celichowski, Kao Sutton, Amelia Campbell, women's track and field action
(L-R): Head Coach Donna Ricks and Carleton All-America selections Colette Ceilchowski '15, Kao Sutton '14
and Amelia Campbell '16 after the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship Meet


The women's track and field program has witnessed 11 National Champions in 10 different events. Since 2000, the Knights have seen 33 All-America performances and turned in a total of 178 All-MIAC performances, including 75 MIAC event titles.

Amelia Campbell ’16 became just the second Division III student-athlete to win the NCAA Championships pentathlon and heptathlon in the same year, doing so in record-breaking fashion for both events in 2014. That same year, Kao Sutton ’14 added a national title in the discus. Kelly Lovett ’11 earned three All-America awards in the javelin, including the NCAA crown in 2011.

Ruth Steinke ’16 garnered All-America recognition twice at the 2016 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships. She was the runner-up in the 5000-meter run and added a sixth-place result at the 3000-meter distance. Simone Childs-Walker '12 accounted for an amazing 12 All-America performances by herself.