ST. PAUL, Minn. — Kao Sutton (Sr./Hilo, Hawaii/Kamehameha Schools Hawaii) broke her own school record and picked up another first-place result in the shot put after measuring 13.29 meters (43 feet, 7.25 inches) on her second attempt of the day. That was one of three event victories for the Carleton College women’s track and field team, which finished second out of 11 teams at Macalester’s Janis Rider Invitational.
Sutton also registered a second-place result in the discus throw at 37.48 meters and third place in the hammer throw with a mark of 42.85 meters (140 feet, 7 inches), third-best all-time at Carleton.
The other event triumphs came from familiar names. Ellie Wilson (Jr./Roseville, Minn./Roseville) won the 400-meter dash with a time of 58.92. Amelia Campbell (So./Sturgeon Bay, Wis./Sturgeon Bay) prevailed in the long jump competition, claiming a personal-best distance of 5.50 meters (18 feet, 0.5 inch). Emma Grisanzio (Fy./Carol Stream, Ill./Wheaton North) claimed fourth in the event at 4.93 meters (16 feet, 2.25 inches)
Both Colette Celichowski (Jr./Shorewood, Minn./Minnetonka) and Caroline Campbell (So./Concord, Mass./Concord-Carlisle Regional) established new personal bests as they placed second and fifth, respectively, in the 800-meter run. Celichowski reached the line at 2:15.59, second-best in the MIAC. Campbell finished in 2:20.13.
Ruth Steinke (So./Lima, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) and Winona Rachel (Fy./Shakopee, Minn./Shakopee) were the top two Division III racers while placing second and third, respectively, overall in the 1500-meter run. Steinke’s time of 4:41.09 bettered her previous best and is the top mark in the MIAC this season.
Sally Donovan (So./Minneapolis, Minn./South), Kazia Mermel (Fy./Sherman Oaks, Calif./Notre Dame), Laura Nakasaka (Fy./Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) were the top D-III runners in the 3000-meter run.
Zoe Peterson (Fy./Bellingham, Wash./Squalicum) was seventh in the long jump but registered the day’s second-best mark in the triple jump, measuring 10.43 meters (34 feet, 2.75 inches) on her final attempt.
Carleton grabbed three of the top five placements in the javelin throw. Trish Hare (Fy./Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North), Avery Johnson (Jr./Portland, Ore./Oregon Episcopal), and Amelia Campbell ranked second, third, and fifth, respectively. Hare’s heave of 35.27 meters (115 feet, 8 inches) already ranks 10th all-time for the Knights.
The Knights’ entry in the 4x800-meter relay shaved nearly 20 seconds of the season-best mark as Rachel, Sarah Trachtenberg (Fy./Wayne, Pa./Radnor), Morgan Richmond (So./Edmonds, Wash./Lakeside School), and Steinke placed second at 9:59.42.
Carleton’s final tuneup for the conference championships will come at the Tommie Twilight meet on Wednesday, April 30. The Knights then host the MIAC Heptathlon on May 1-2 at Laird Stadium.