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Varsity Athletics

Women's Track and Field

Carleton Athletics

Quick Facts

Head Coach: Donna Ricks
Telephone: 507-222-4485
Alma Mater/Year:
Mankato State University, 1984
Years at Carleton: 21
Record at Carleton: Coached three national champions (1994 - Aminah Ricks, 100M; 1999 - Sandra Helquist, 400M hurdles; and 2011 - Kelly Lovett, Javelin) and 13 different student-athletes to 27 All-America performances in track and field

Assistant Coaches: Laura Roach (runners). Bill Huyck (javelin)

Captains: Collette Celichowski '15, Kao Sutton '14, and Ellie Wilson '15

2013 Summary:
Fifth at MIAC Indoor Championships
Seventh at MIAC Outdoor Championships

Key Returners:
Amelia Campbell - Hurdles, High Jump, Hep
Ellie Wilson - Long Sprints
Ruth Steinke - Mid-distance, Steeplechase
Sally Donovan - Mid-distance
Colette Celichowski - Mid-distance
Kao Sutton- Throws
Avery Johnson - Throws

Key Newcomers: TBA

In the last 19 years, Carleton has had three national champions, 10 indoor All-Americans, 22 outdoor All-Americans and dozens of All-MIAC athletes. Since coach Donna Ricks took over the program, the athletic performances have improved dramatically, and the All-Time Top 10 list has been virtually rewritten. The Knights have finished in the top five at the outdoor conference championships 11 times in 21 years under Ricks' guidance.