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What’s New in Sports: 1/12-1/19

Women’s Swimming and Diving:

The Knights claimed a 174-126 victory over Gustavus Adolphus for the final home dual meet of the season, beating the Gusties for the first time in six years. Grace Hou ’27 won two individual events, the 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.36 and the 100-yard butterfly in 1:02.69. She also joined Emma Yao ’27, Zoe Morton ’26 and Daya Tucker ’27 to win the 200-yard medley relay in 1:51.62, and also came second in the individual 200-yard backstroke behind Lily Wong ’26, who finished in a time of 2:16.66. She also finished right behind Hou in the 100-yard backstroke. Jenna Drummond ’25 won the 200-yard IM in 2:16.94. Tucker, Morton, Yao and Eleanor Hebard ’26 claimed victory in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a combined time of 1:41.66. In the diving events, Hailey Westrup ’27 won the one-meter competition with 247.7 points with Brenna Russell ’24 in second. Russell won the three-meter competition with 251.55 points, and Westrup finished third. 

Men’s Swimming and Diving:

The Knights lost to Gustavus Adolphus in a dual meet, 171-127, but put up a good fight on January 12th. Hans Anderson ’27 won both the one-meter diving event (269.25 points) and the three-meter event (253.95 points). Ethan Tun ’25 won the 200-yard breaststroke (2:12.80) and the 200-meter IM (2:01.48). John Rosseel ’27 claimed victory in the 1,000-yard freestyle in a time of 10:21.50 while Jackson Rankin ’27 won the 200-yard butterfly. Runners-up for Carleton included Sam Glaubitz ’24 in the 1,000-yard freestyle, Tun in the 100-yard backstroke, Ian Scott ’24 in the 200-yard freestyle, Josh Wu  ’24 in the 100-yard freestyle and Nicholas Chang ’26 in the 200-yard IM.

Men’s Basketball:

The Knights (9-6, 6-4) defeated St. Mary’s, 75-73, after coming back from an early 12-point deficit on Jan. 13, highlighted by Luke Harris ’25’s game-high 27 points and Chuck Sweat ’24’s buzzer-beater shot. Matt Banovetz ’24 scored 17 points after halftime. The performance garnered Harris MIAC Offensive Player of the Week honors, his third of the season and fourth in his career. The Knights defeated Bethel 98-74 on Jan. 16, with the team tallying a season high in total points. Alex Gibbens scored 26 points, a career high, as did Chuck Sweat ’24 with 14 points and Gabriel Cummings ’26 with 13 points. Harris scored 15 points and Banovetz scored 18 points. 

Women’s Indoor Track and Field:

The Knights sent ten athletes to St. Thomas to compete in the mile run on Jan. 12 to kick off the season. Hannah Preisser ’26 led the way in second with a time of 5:13.3, with Sophie McManus ’25 running a personal record of 5:14.24 in third and Mary Blanchard ’25 finishing in fourth in 5:14.84. Phoebe Ward  ’24 shattered her personal best in fifth  place, running 5:17.49. Libby Rowland ’25 ran 5:21.38 and Nora Daley ’27 ran a collegiate personal record of 5:21.63. Katie Hirsche ’25 closed out the top ten  with a time of 5:30.96, followed by Alice Cutter ’24 (5:37.19). Margo Lewis ’25 and Ella Visconti ’26 finished 15th and 17th, with times of 5:51.58 and 6:05.81.

Men’s Indoor Track and Field:

The Knights sent two athletes to the Bearson/Gathje Classic on Jan. 12 for a small season opener. Ethan Ash ’24 won the 1000-meter race in a time of 2:36.9, beating five St. Olaf runners and Soren Kaster ’27, who finished seventh in 2:53.8 in his attempt to qualify for the MIAC Championships as a heptathlete.

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