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Result: 2nd of 7 teams

Women's Track and Field hosts Meet of the Hearts

Saturday, February 9th, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. at Northfield, Minn. - Carleton Recreation Center

Knights win five times at Meet of the Hearts

Erica Blackett-Thomas
Erica Blackett-Thomas
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19


NORTHFIELD, Minn. -- The Carleton College women's track and field team won five individual events and finished second in the team competition at the Meet of the Hearts. This marked the final home meet of the indoor season.

Sarah Nazarino (Sr./Seattle, Wash./Garfield) was the first Knight atop the podium, winning the 5000-meter run with her time of 18:52.73. That edged former All-American in the event and current Carleton assistant coach Ruth Steinke by less than 0.4 second.

Annalise Peebles (Jr./Neenah, Wis./Appleton) ran only her second event of the season but came out atop the leaderboard for the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:03.60.

Amy Kropp (Fy./Logan, Utah/Logan) notched a season-best time (1:41.77) and posted a nearly 4.5-second margin of victory in the 600-meter run.

Erica Blackett-Thomas (So./Wellesley Hills, Mass./Wellesley) edged teammate Eve Farrell (Fy./Mahtomedi, Minn./Mahtomedi) for the victory in the high jump. The former cleared 1.57 meters, while the latter surpassed 1.52 meters.

Sam Schnirring (Sr./Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) prevailed in the 3000-meter run and paced Carleton’s 1-2-3 finish. Helen Schuda (Jr./Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt) and Emma Greenlee (So./Aurora, Minn./Mesabi East) crossed the line at 10:28.56 and 10:29.50, respectively.

Other runner-up results for the Knights included:
• Natalie Marsh (So./Winetka, Ill./New Trier), who established a new PR with her time of 2:22.93 in the 800-meter run.
• Tonya Piergies (Sr./Kenilworth, Ill./North Shore), who measured 4.89 meters in the long jump.
• the 4x400 relay (4:16.50) comprised of Emilee Fulton (Jr./St. Paul, Minn./St. Paul Central), Kropp, Marsh, and Emma Thomley (Jr./Cannon Falls, Minn./Cannon Falls)

The Knights will compete at the University of Minnesota’s Parents Day Open next Saturday, Feb. 16. That will be the final tune-up in advance of the MIAC Indoor Championships to be held Feb. 22-23 at St. Olaf.