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What’s New in Sports: 1/20-2/2

Women’s Cross Country

The Knights were named the USFTCCCA Scholar-Athlete team of the year with a cumulative team GPA of 3.52, marking the first of these awards in school history. Mary Blanchard ’24, Helen Cross ’24, Phoebe Ward ’24, Sophie McManus ’25, Libby Rowland ’25, Hannah Preisser ’26 and Nora Daley ’27 all earned individual honors for finishing in the top 25% of the North Region meet and participating at Nationals and having an impressive GPA of at least 3.3. 

Men’s Cross Country

The Knights earned a cumulative GPA of 3.67 for one of the top team GPAs in the country to earn a USTFCCCA Team Academic honor for the fall. The individual honorees who either finished in the top 25% of Regionals or participated in the national meet with a GPA of at least 3.3 were Chris Melville ’24, Henry Bowman ’24, Roy Llewyn ’26, Gabe Nichols ’26 and Indy Lyness ’26.


Micheal Carey ’24 earned 2nd-Team CSC Academic All-America honors for his efforts on and off the field during fall term and throughout his time at Carleton.

Women’s Indoor Track and Field

The Knights recorded two event wins and a 1-7 finish in the three-kilometer race at the Ole Opener on January 20. Helen Cross ’24 won the 3k with a time of 10:00.63 and Phoebe Ward ’24 ran a personal record (PR)of 10:05.08 to finish second. Sophie McManus ’25 came third in 10:09.25. Hannah Preisser ’26, Nora Daley ’27, Aliya Larsen ’26 and Katie Hirsche ’25 rounding out the top seven . Larsen and Daley recorded career best times, running 10:33.88 and 10:31.27 respectively. Larsen also finished third in the mile with a PR of 5:17.44 for an impressive weekend. Mary Blanchard ’24 placed second in the one-kilometer race in 3:01.62. Lara Erickson ’25 won the 800-meter race in a time of 2:24.55 and Alice Cutter ’24 placed third in 2:25.06. Neenah Bosman ’24 was sixth in the weight throw with 13.29 meters while Riley Roberts ’24 made the 60-meter-race final, placing eighth in 8.56 seconds to lead the sprinters. The Knights also performed well at Mankato State and St. Olaf on Jan. 27, with Bosman placing 14th in the weight throw for field eventers and the rest of the roster finishing fourth as a team at Mankato. Ward recorded a PR in the 5000-meter race, running 17:11.58 with McManus right behind with a PR of 17:12.58. Converted times put the two in contention to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Cross ran 17:22.22, Preisser placed fourth, Larsen broke 18 for the first time in fifth, and Hirsche rounded out the pack in sixth. Maggie Vortruba ‘25 recorded an indoor PR of 19:46.85. Blanchard came fourth in the mile then second in the 800-meter race. Alice Cutter ’24 won the 600-meter race in a time of 1:42.44. Libby Rowland ’25 and Daley had a pair of great races, coming in sixth and seventh in the mile and seventh and eighth in the 1000-meter run. Hadley Twitchell ’26 returned from injury to place 16th in the 60-meter race and 19th in the 200-meter race to lead the sprinters. 

Men’s Indoor Track and Field

The Knights opened their season with the full team on Jan. 20, competing at the Ole Opener at St. Olaf. Ethan Ash ’24 won the 600-meter race in 1:23.18, just ahead of Alistair Pattison ’24. Roy Llewllyn ’26 was third in the 3000-meter race in 8:43.82. Ethan Cline-Cole ’25 had three PRs on the day, finishing second in the high jump with 1.80 meters, jumping 12.45 meters in the triple jump for third. He also recorded a PR in the 60-meter hurdles. Ian Mortensen ’24 finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles and high jump. Emerson Lange ’26 was fourth in the mile in 4:32.36. On Jan. 27, the Knights competed well at the Mark Shuck Open, finishing seventh  and St. Olaf Invitational and Multi. At St. Olaf, Theo Demetriades ’26 finished fourth with 3,829 points. The top results from Mankato State were Llewyn’s win in the mile and third place finish in the 1,000-meter race, Pattison’s fifth place finish and PR of 1:57.04 in the 800-meter race and Lange’s PR of 2:39.76 in the same event.

Women’s Swimming and Diving

The Knights defeated St. Benedict 203-97 in a resounding win on Saturday, Jan. 20. The event winners for Carleton were Zoe Morton ’26 (50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle), Bryn Ashland ’27 (200-yard freestyle), Caroline Crampton ’25 (500-yard freestyle and 200-yard butterfly), Stephanie Baranov ’26 (1650-yard freestyle), Grace Hao ’27 (100-and-200-yard backstroke, 100-yard butterfly), the 200-yard relay, Jenna Drummond ’25 (400-yard IM), Breanna Russell ’24 (one-meter diving) and Hailey Westrup ’27 (three-meter diving). The Knights also recorded nine runner-up finishes. On Jan. 27, Senior Night, the Knights beat St. Olaf 164-133. Event winners were the 200-yard medley relay in 1:52.03, Morton as part of the relay and the 50-yard freestyle (25.02) alongside the 100-yard freestyle (54.81), Hou as a member of the relay and the 100-yard backstroke (60.67) and the 100-yard butterfly as part of a 1-7 sweep of the event. Westrup and Russell posted NCAA Regional qualifying scores in the 11-dive one-meter event with 434.8 and 427.85 respectively. 

Men’s Swimming and Diving

The Knights lost a close dual meet with St. John’s on Jan. 20, 156-144. Ethan Tun ’25 won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:13.76 and the 100-yard backstroke in 54.79 seconds, ahead of Nicholas Chang ’26 and Ian Scott ’24. Chang won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:00.36 with Scott in second . Jackson Rankin ’27 claimed victory in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke while Hans Anderson ’26 was the runner-up in the one-meter and three-meter diving competitions. The Knights celebrated Senior Day with a clear victory over St. Olaf on Jan. 27, 109-104. The event winners on the day were the 200-yard medley relay, Josh Wu ’24 as part of the relay and the 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard freestyle, John Rosseel ’27 in the 1,000-yard freestyle, Sam Glaubitz ’24 winning the relay, 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle, and the 400-yard freestyle relay. Anderson competed in the 11-dive one-meter competition, posting the first of two necessary NCAA Regional qualifying scores of 427.8. 

Men’s Basketball

The (11-7, 8-5) Knights recorded a win against St. Scholastica on January 27 and a loss against St. John’s on Jan. 24. Luke Harris ’25 scored a game-high 30 points versus St. John’s and Matt Banovetz ’24 matched a career-high 25 points while Spencer Goetz ’25 scored 16 points for a career high. Harris led the team with 18 points versus St. Scholastica. 

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