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Knights first to the line five times, good for a win

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Colby Seyferth (Sr./Banks, Ore./ Banks) was first to the line twice on Friday night as the Carleton College men’s indoor track and field team won five events at the Ole Open Qualifier.

Seyferth prevailed in the 200- and 400-meter dashes. His times of 22.42 and 49.64, respectively, are the top marks in the MIAC this season in both events. He now ranks 28th in the nation at the shorter distance and 25th in the longer race. Seyferth also owns the MIAC’s top score this season for the heptathlon.

Jonah Barry (Jr./Madison, Wis./ Madison West) won the 1000-meter run in 2:31.77, edging a St. Olaf runner at the line. Barry now ranks fifth all-time at Carleton. Teammate Noah Laack-Veeder (Sr./Madison, Wis./La- Follette) led the first 900 meters of the race and finished fourth at 2:32.99.

Jerry Cook-Gallardo (Fy./Moscow, Idaho/Moscow) led from start to finish in winning the mile run 4:19.11, besting a 41-racer field.

Carleton’s other victory came in the tightly-contested 4×200-meter relay as the Knights clocked a time of 1:33.02, Carleton’s top showing in the event since the 2013 conference meet. Tonight, the Knights edged St. Olaf (1:33.60) and St. Thomas (1:33.67).

Although it wasn’t a victory, Arnaud Kpachavi (Sr./San Gregorio, Calif./Woodside Priory School) turned in a record-breaking performance in the 600-meter run. He finished fourth with a time of 1:22.94, bettering senior Noah Laack-Veeder’s school record by 0.05 seconds.

Next up for the Knights is the MIAC Championships to be contested March 5-7 at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.

Following MIAC’s qualfier frehsman Jerry Cook Gallardo and other women’s team competitors will travel to Winston Salem, North Carolina for the Division Three Indoor National Championships. The Knights then immediately begin their outdoor sea- son.

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