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What’s new in sports: Feb. 9 – Feb. 16

Women’s Track and Field

The Knights put on a strong showing at the home meet “Meet of the Hearts” on Feb. 10th, also honoring their seniors. Mary Blanchard 24 set a season’s best (5:07.36) and won the mile with Nora Daley 27 finishing second in 5:15.74 for a collegiate best. Daley also came second in the 1000-meter event, with Libby Rowland 25 placing first. Lara Erickson 25 set a season’s best in the 800-meter, winning the event in 2:22.3 with Alice Cutter 24 in second. Bianca Lott 26 and captain Riley Roberts 24 were separated by hundredths of a second in the 55-meter dash, coming fourth and fifth respectively with times of 7.851 and 7.855. Neenah Bosman 24 won the weight throw with a season’s best 13.62 meters and also competed in the 55-meter event. The Knights shone in the 3k, with Helen Cross 24 winning and posting a likely Nationals-qualifying time of 9:48.85 as the first of six personal bests. Phoebe Ward 24 was second in 9:55.21, Hannah Preisser 26 was third in 9:55.68, and Sophie McManus 25 was fourth in 9:57.16. Aliya Larsen 26 also had the best time of her career in 10:17.52 as well as Maggie Vortruba 25 (11:21.78). Hadley Twitchell 26 came  third in the 400-meter and 200-meter, with Twitchell placing fourth in the 200-meter. The 4×400 relay won in a time of 4:18.79.

Men’s Track and Field

The Knights honored their seniors and recorded three wins at the Meet of the Hearts on Feb. 10th. Soren Kaster 27 won the pole vault by clearing 3.98 meters and finished third in the 55-meter hurdles with  8.43 seconds. Ethan Cline-Cole 25 won the high jump by clearing 1.68 meters and jumped 12.51 meters for third and a personal best in the triple jump. Roy Llewyn 26 won the mile with a personal record (PR) of 4:16.11 and Emerson Lange 27 ran 4:30.84 for a PR and fifth place. Indy Lyness 26 was second in the 1,000-meter event, running 2:36.08, and Simon Chambers-Trumbach 27 was sixth with a PR in 2:41.44. Asher Nathan 27 ran 23.26 seconds for a collegiate best and second in the 200-meter, while Theo Demetriades 25 was third in the 200-meter in 23.79 with a collegiate best, also placing fifth in the 55-meter hurdles (8.82 seconds, another collegiate best). Gabe Nichols 26 was third in the 3k with a time of 8:38.85 and Tim Adams 25 cleared 3.4 meters for fourth in the pole vault.

Women’s Swimming and Diving

Knight athletes not expected to compete at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Championships swam at the University of Minnesota on Feb. 9 and 10. The team recorded several top-ten finishes. Highlights included Sammi Sheridan 24 finishing fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a season’s best of 1:12.4. Aviva Sachs  ’26 came sixth in 1:12.43, also a season’s best. Sheridan, Sachs, Lola Taraday ’26 and Allison Trackman26 combined to place sixth in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 4:20.8. Taraday placed sixth in the 200-yard butterfly with a season’s best time of 2:21.34. The Knights earned the College Swimming and Diving Coaches’ Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American Team Honors for the 26th consecutive time with a combined team GPA of 3.67, the tenth best in Division III.

Men’s Swimming and Diving

Knight athletes not expected to compete at the MIAC Championships swam at the University of Minnesota on Feb. 9 and 10. The 400-medley relay team, made up of Will Tan 27, Christopher Maring25, Charlie Ruppe26 and Max Serota25, won in 3:52.42. The Knights also recorded five more top-ten finishes in individual events in the first session, highlighted by Aiden Jalili25 finishing third with 5:07.56 and Serota swimming 5:14.35 for fourth and a 14-second PR in the 500-yard freestyle. The two also dropped six seconds off of their respective season’s bests in the 200-yard freestyle, coming in fourth and fifth respectively (1:49.35 and 1:52.76). Serota beat his seed time by 46 seconds in the 1650-yard freestyle, recording a time of 18:31.21. Tan, Jalili, Theo Hill27 and Ruppe combined for a 400-yard freestyle relay win in 3:23.84. The Knights earned CSCAA Scholar All-American Team Honors for the 26th consecutive time with a combined team GPA of 3.72, the ninth-best in Division III.


The (16-8, 13-6) Knights defeated Bethel 81-78 on Feb. 10. Miles Fristch24 led the team with 18 points, Matt Banovetz24 scored 17 points as well as recording six rebounds and four assists to claim MIAC Athlete of the Week honors, Spencer Goetz24 had 14 points and five assists, and Luke Harris25 and Sam Koelling27 both scored 10 points. The Knights had a tight win against Macalester, 76-74, on Feb. 14th, clinching a top-three seed in next week’s MIAC playoffs. Koelling scored 16 points to lead the team, Banovetz had the ninth double-double (fifth on the season) with 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Alex Gibbens24 also scored 13 points. Goetz scored 12 points.

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