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Men’s track perform well at Meet of Hearts, ready for Tostrud Classic

<ack team hosted the Meet of the Hearts Friday and Saturday at the Rec Center, scoring 83 points to finish fifth of ten teams.

C.J. Dale ’13 jumped farther than all but one of his foes to take second place in the long jump. The first-year standout beat his high school best with a 20’5” mark.

Not only is Dale good at jumping once, he’s also quite good at jumping three times. He took 5th in the triple jump in 11.97 meters, just shy of 40 feet.

Dylan Cheever ’13 jumped higher than all but one of his opponents, capturing second place in the high jump. Cheever improved his collegiate PR to 1.90 meters, which is nearly 6’3”. This means that he could jump over most people.
Mid-distance stud Michael Sanders ’10 finished third in the 800 meter run, trailing Gustavus’ Max Hansen, who ran an NCAA provisional qualifier out of nowhere, and 2009 graduate Jack Delehanty. Sanders’ 1:57.61 was just two tenths off his season best. In reality, Sanders was the champion of the 820 meter run, as he ran in lane two most of the race.

Jon Raberg ’12 led the sprinters with an awesome meet, running 6.86 in the 55-meter dash and breaking 24 seconds in the 200 with his 23.97 clocking.

In the 400 meters, Jordan Butler ’13 ran exactly 53.00, which is a stellar time but very unfortunate. Butler’s pectoral muscles already spot him a couple of centimeters over most other quarter-milers, but they were not quite large enough to break 53.

The distance runners enjoyed a fantastic home meet. Aaron Hirsh ’13 has shown great finishing speed this season, and he ran easily his best race of the year in the mile, finishing 4th in 4:36.73.

Hirsh was followed by Josh Campbell ’13, who took 5th in 4:37.95. Reid McMurry ’13 also ran a personal best in 4:47.27.
In the last event of the meet, Campbell came back to anchor a victorious distance medley relay, running a 4:36 split. After getting the baton about 30 meters behind from Julian Childs-Walker ’13, who ran an excellent 2:05 leg, Campbell caught some Bethel kid and then put 12 seconds on him.

Michael Knudson ’11 smashed the 2:50 barrier in “the one,” running 2:49.88. The Decorah, Iowa native took advantage of a rare opportunity to race against his home-town school, Luther College, beating all three Norseman in his heat.
A physics/math double major, Knudson has had a tremendous season thus far, despite rarely sleeping due to his horrendous schedule that includes Topology and Quantum Mechanics.

Captain Chris Marshall ’10 ran a 15-second personal best at 3,000 meters, clocking 9:04.43 with near-perfect splits of 3:02, 3:02 and 3:00 for the kilometers.

In the Friday night portion of the meet, Davis brothers John ’11 and Bobby ’13 ran outstanding 5,000-meter races. The pair ran together for much of the race before John pulled an insane finish out of his rear end and ran 15:48.01.
In Bobby’s first non-cross country 5k ever, he managed 15:55.36, which will be close to the qualifier for the MIAC event. Bobby has already run likely qualifiers in the mile and 3,000.

Carleton went 4-5-6 in the 55-meter high hurdles. Ty Martin ’11, Joe Concannon ’13 and Dylan Bothun ’11 ran 8.24, 8.34 and 8.43, respectively. This event figures to see several Knights in the conference meet.

The 4×200-meter relay took second place, thanks to a combination of a good race and the disqualification of Bethel and Luther.

Jameson Siegert ’11 also had a good meet, with a 10.77 PR in the shot put and a season best 1.80 meters in the high jump.

The Knights will next compete tomorrow at the St. Olaf Tostrud Classic against the Oles, St. Thomas, Augsburg and Wisconsin-River Falls. The MIAC Championships will take place March 4-6 at the Carleton Rec Center.

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