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Result: 8th of 12 teams

Women's Track and Field at MIAC Championships

Friday, May 12th, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. (Fri) / 1:30 p.m. (Sat.) at St. Paul, Minn. - Klas Field

Knights finish in eighth at MIAC Championships

By Oliver Wolyniec '19
Meg Mathison
Meg Mathison
Photo: Hugh O'Connor '20

ST. PAUL, Minn .— After wrapping up the second and final day of the 2017 MIAC Track and Field Championships, the Carleton College women’s track and field team found itself in eighth place in the final team standings.

“I think we really maximized what this team had at this championship,” said Carleton interim head coach Laura Albares. “They really came together, and we got as much out of each member of the team as was physically possible.

“It's hard to come back one year after graduating almost 90 percent of the points scored by last year's runner-up team. Though the team standings can't compare to last year’s championship, we really had a truly competitive group this year, and they put it all out there for each other at this meet. It's been an incredible honor to see how this team has developed and matured together over the last five months.”

Meg Mathison (Fy./Waunakee, Wis.) raced her way to second place and an all-conference honor in the finals of the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:43.99. She nearly caught the race winner at the line, finishing a mere 0.12 seconds out of the top spot.

Claire Trujillo (Sr./Anchorage, Alaska/Grace Christian) followed up her strong performance in Friday’s 10,000-meter run with a third-place, All-MIAC showing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:27.07).

Junior Damali Britton (Phoenix, Ariz./Desert Vista) achieved repeat success as well, claiming third place in the triple jump with a distance of 11.00 meters. That result comes after taking fourth in the long jump the day before.

Annalise Peebles (Fy./Neenah, Wis./Appleton) and Emma Grisanzio (Sr./Carol Stream, Ill./Wheaton North) each qualified for and notched all-conference honorable mention results in the finals of the 400-meter dash. Peebles earned fifth place with a personal-best time of 59.26, while Grisanzio came in just behind her teammate and took sixth (59.31).

In the 5,000-meter run, Emily Kaegi (Jr./Williamstown, Mass./Mount Greylock) crossed the finish line in 18:45.97, good for fifth place and an all-conference honorable mention nod.

Carleton just missed all-conference recognition in both the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays as the Knights placed seventh in both events.

ALL-MIAC PERFORMANCES FOR CARLETON

Javelin
2. Trish Hare — 43.75 meters [new PR]

3000-meter steeplechase
3. Claire Trujillo — 11:27.07

1500-meter run
2. Meg Mathison — 4:43.99

Triple Jump
3. Damali Britton — 11.00 meters

ALL-MIAC HONORABLE MENTION PERFORMANCES FOR CARLETON

Long Jump
4. Damali Britton — 5.25 meters

10,000-meter run
5. Claire Trujillo — 39:22.64

4x800-meter relay
6. Meg Mathison, Nicole Nipper, Sarah Trachtenberg, Abby Sharer — 9:31.97

400-meter dash
5. Annalise Peebles — 59.26 [new PR]
6. Emma Grisanzio — 59.31

5000-meter run
5. Emily Kaegi — 18:45.97

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