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Women’s Track prepares for MIAC competition

<nuary and the Women’s Track Team has already tried out the new outdoor track.
At times though, it still seems like it’s winter and indoor track is a good idea. The team competed at the Carleton Singular last week and is trekking over to St. Olaf tomorrow.

The Singular was quite successful, particularly in demonstrating the team’s strength in the middle distances. Sarah Trautman ’13, Kaitlin Randolph ’12, and Haley Johnson ’13 ran a fast 1000m, showing off their speed endurance.

Megan Erlandson ’12 joined them (in impressive style, I might say), but she is looking forward to competing in her signature event, the pole vault, tomorrow.

The 1000m was followed by some men’s events, a couple sprints, and the long distance event—the 1200m. 

Colette Celichowski ’15 showed that she will be a force to be reckoned with in that mile, chasing down Alison Smyth ’12.

Another impressive showing was had by the split-takers, really quite a difficult job when half the team is mid- or long-distance runners.

Sprinters Anna Persmark ’15 and Ellie Wilson ’15 dominated the short events, proving that speed cannot be predicted by height alone. The hard working throwers, Kao Sutton ’14 and Avery Johnson ’15, tossed around the shot, perfecting their already beautiful technique.

Following the competition, coach Dave Ricks managed to direct the distribution of pizza.

The Carleton “thinclads” will open the intercollegiate portion of the competition season against the Oles and the Pipers tomorrow at St. Olaf.

All your perennial favorites will be there. Clare Franco ’12 is even coming out of retirement to zip her way around four laps on the track.

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