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Men’s track finish third, Martin, Dale, James all winners

<st Friday night marked the first meet of the season for the Carleton men's track and field team. On a chilly, snowy evening, the Knights stayed warm by hosting the Carleton Triangular, finishing in third place behind Hamline and St. Olaf.

Ty Martin ’11 started his season in late-season form, clocking a personal best 8.01 seconds to win the 55 meter hurdles. Martin also finished third in the rarely-contested 300 meter dash.

C.J. Dale ’13 also picked up an individual victory, surpassing 20 feet in the long jump. Dale was solid all around, finishing fourth in the 55 meter dash and second in the 200 meters.

Lobo James ’14 delivered an impressive debut in his first collegiate meet, clearing 6 1/2 to win the high jump.

Bobby Davis ’13 ran a personal best in the mile, finishing in second place in 4:33. His brother John 11, racing for the first time in 8 months, closely followed him at 4:35.

“I had fun,” John Davis commented. “It’s just so great to finally be racing again.”

Kian Flynn ’12 broke 4:40 despite frequently running in Lane 2, partly as a result of Jacob Hoerger ’14’s running style. When asked about his race, Hoerger, who also broke 4:40, admitted that the long flowing hair of Flynn and the elder Davis had reminded him of Pegasus.

Jameson Siegert ’11 jumped 5′ 10″ to tie for second in the high jump. Siegert and fellow multi-event athlete Dylan Cheever ’13 each competed in four events in preparation for the pentathlon later in the season.

In the 1000 meters, Marcus Huderle ’14 ran 2:38 to take third. Josh Campbell ’13, Reid McMurry ’13, and Matt Harrison ’13 finished fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively, in the 800 meters for the Knights. It was a particularly strong start for McMurry, who ran a second faster than his best time all of last year despite spending most of winter break in Chile. Phil Juda 13 ran 2:13 to break his personal record by over three seconds.

Nick Herringer ’14 was the fastest Knight in the 400 meters, edging Michael Austin ’13. Both finished in 55 seconds. Peter Franco ’14 clocked 1:21 over 600 yards in his first collegiate race.

Several Carls are recovering from injuries and hopefully will make their season debuts in the next few weeks.

Next Friday and Saturday the Knights will compete at the Minnesota State Mankato Open. Your next chance to see the Knights in action at home will be sixth weekend, when Carleton hosts the Meet of the Hearts.

-Colin Sinclair is a member of the men’s track and field team.

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