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Result: 3rd of 12 teams / Amelia Campbell breaks D-III all-time record in winning pentathlon

Women's Track & Field at MIAC Indoor Track & Field Championships

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 – 2:00 p.m. (Thu) / 4:00 p.m. (Fri) / 12:00 p.m. (Sat) at Collegeville, Minn. - McNeely Spectrum

Knights Post Five More All-MIAC Results on Friday

By J.M. Hanley '16 and sports information staff
Colette Celichowski (foreground) and Ruth Steinke
Colette Celichowski (foreground) and Ruth Steinke head down the home stretch in the mil run.
Photo: Matt Higgins, MIAC

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. — Maintaining the momentum from Amelia Campbell’s (So./Sturgeon Bay, Wis./Sturgeon Bay) record-setting performance on Thursday, the Carleton College women’s indoor track and field team registered five more All-MIAC performances plus a trio of all-conference honorable mention results during Friday’s action. Heading into the final day of competition, the Knights sit third in the team standings with 69.0 points, trailing only defending champion St. Thomas (98.0 points) and Saint Benedict (74.0).

The night after eclipsing the Division-III mark in the pentathlon, Campbell refused to rest on her laurels. The sophomore began the evening for the Knights with a victory in the long jump. She posted the events top distance of 5.56 meters on her final jump of the preliminary round, then elected to pass on all three attempts in the finals to save her legs for the 60-meter hurdle race.

That decision paid off as Campbell registered her third all-conference result in a little over 24 hours, crossing the line at 8.89, only 0.01 seconds from her own school record set Thursday during the pentathlon. She also secured All-MIAC Honorable Mention with a fifth-place finish in the high jump, clearing 1.54 meters.

In the mile run, Colette Celichowski (Jr./Shorewood, Minn./Minnetonka) and Ruth Steinke (So./Lima, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) proved that Campbell was not the only one who could rack up points for Carleton as the duo finished 1-2. Celichowski recorded a time of 5:06.36 with Steinke finishing at 5:09.02.

Ellie Wilson (Jr./Roseville, Minn./Roseville) added to the Knights’ point total when turned in a new personal-best time of 57.96 to grab second place in the 400-meter dash. Emma Grisanzio (Fy./Carol Stream, Ill./Wheaton North) added a sixth-place finish at 61:01 to secure all-conference honorable mention.

The evening concluded with the distance medley relay. In a tight race, Carleton’s quartet of Steinke along with rookies Zoe Peterson (Fy./Bellingham, Wash./Squalicum), Winona Rachel (Fy./Shakopee, Minn./Shakopee), and Kazia Mermel (Fy./Sherman Oaks, Calif./Notre Dame) crossed the line third with a time of 12:44.63.

Teammate Aurora Janes (Jr./Ambler, Pa./Upper Dublin) added to the point total and narrowly missed all-conference honorable mention status as she rant to a time of 18:40.77 in the 5000-meter run, placing place seventh in a field of 18 racers.

The Knights return to McNeely Spectrum on the campus of Saint John’s University for the final day of the conference championships tomorrow. Competition begins at 12:00 p.m. with the field events, followed by racing at 1 p.m.

Carleton’s All-MIAC Performances at the MIAC Indoor Championships

(1st-3rd place for individual events; 1st place for relays)


1. Amelia Campbell (So., Carleton) — 3914 points… new school, conference and Division III record

          60-meter hurdles — 8.88… new school record

          high jump — 1.68 meters… new school record

          shot put — 11.44 meters… new PR

          long jump — 5.58 meters… new PR

          800-meter run — 2:21.61… new PR

Long Jump

1. Amelia Campbell (So., Carleton) — 5.56 meters (18 feet, 3 inches)

Mile Run

1. Colette Celichowski (Jr., Carleton) — 5:06.36

2. Ruth Steinke (So., Carleton) — 5:09.02

60-Meter Hurdles

2. Amelia Campbell (So., Carleton) — 8.89

400-meter dash

2. Ellie Wilson (Jr., Carleton) — 57.96… new PR


(4th-6th place for individual events; 2nd-6th place for relays)

High Jump

5. Amelia Campbell (So., Carleton) — 1.54 meters (5 feet, 0.5 inches)

400-meter dash

6 Emma Grisanzio (Fy., Carleton) — 61.01… new PR

Distance Medley Relay

3. Carleton (Ruth Steinke, Zoe Peterson, Winona Rachel, Kazia Mermel) — 12:44.63