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Peter Bakker-Arkema drained a game-tying three-pointer with 15 seconds remaining in regulation, and the Carleton College men’s basketball team knocked down key shots in overtime to solidify a 81-75 victory over visiting Hamline University. The result snapped the Knights’ season-worst three-game losing streak.
Competing at the Ted Nelson Classic, a meet that included nine either NCAA Division I or Division II programs, the Carleton College men’s track and field team won two events and saw several other top-notch performances. This latter group includes a second-place result for Pete Dehkes, who cleared 2.00 meters in the high jump (6’ 6.75”) to rank second in the MIAC this season and 20th in the nation.
Damali Britton broke her own school record in the triple jump with a measurement of 11.07 meters (36 feet, 4 inches) at the Ted Nelson Classic hosted by Minnesota State-Mankato. The Carleton College women’s track and field team challenged itself this week, by taking on a competitive field that included nine either NCAA Division I or Division II programs, but Britton was hardly the only Knight to turn in a solid result against this talented field.
Maria Wetzel turned in two of the five top-10 results for the Carleton College women’s swimming and diving team on day two of the Minnesota Challenge. Wetzel placed eighth in the 200-yard freestyle and was the runner-up in the 200-yard backstroke.
Wilson Josephson turned in the top individual performance for the Carleton College men’s swimming and diving team on day two of the Minnesota Challenge. The senior was second overall in the 200-yard butterfly with his season-best mark of 1:57.57.
Nnenna Ezem poured in a game-high 16 points and Michele Arima added a 15-point effort for the Knights, but a sluggish start to the second half cost the Carleton College women’s basketball team in its 62-48 loss at the hands of St. Olaf College. This was the lone meeting this season between the cross-town rivals, meaning the Oles wrested away possession of the President’s Cup, the traveling trophy in the series.
The Carleton College men’s basketball erased a 17-point deficit but was unable to hold off rival St. Olaf College in dropping a 68-59 decision. Beau Smit led all scorers with 17 points, aided by a 5-for-5 start behind the arc.
The Carleton College women’s tennis team made it three straight victories to start the year as the Knights posted a convincing 9-0 triumph over St. Cloud State University, a NCAA Division II program.
Seniors Stephen Grinich, Wilson Josephson, and George McAneny along with first-year Karl Schwarzkopf turned in the biggest highlight for the Carleton College men’s swimming and diving team on day one of the Minnesota Challenge. The quartet won the opening event of the meet—the 200-yard freestyle relay—with a MIAC season-best time of 1:23.92.
The Carleton College women’s swimming and diving team saw some of its competition so far this season as the Knights competed at the Minnesota Challenge, a two-day competition held at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center. This meet serves as the final taper meet for those team members that are not competing at the upcoming MIAC Championships, while for the remainder of the squad this is a final tune-up before the conference meet later this month.
The Carleton College men’s basketball team committed a season-worst 18 turnovers and shot only 38 percent overall in dropping a 60-45 contest to visiting Concordia College.
The Carleton College women’s basketball team could not keep pace with the height and hot shooting of visiting Concordia College and dropped the contest by a final tally of 61-41. Michele Arima was the lone Knight in double figures, collecting 11 points in the contest.
Carleton College's Stephen Grinich certainly celebrated "Senior Day" in style in his final home meet as a Knight. Grinich was superb in a narrow dual loss to rival St. Olaf, winning all four of his events. His two individual victories included season-best times, and he also helped Carleton win a pair of relay events. For his performance, Grinich was honored Tuesday with his third MIAC Men's Swimming and Diving Athlete-of-the-Week award of the 2015-16 season. He was also recognized by CollegeSwimming.com as the conference’s top performer of the week.
Eleanor ‘Ele’ Hansen, the long-time chair of the Carleton College women’s athletic department, will be recognized with the Minnesota Legacy Award during the 30th annual Minnesota Girls and Women in Sports Day (MGWSD) ceremony at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3.
The Carleton College women’s tennis team started the 2016 season with a pair of 8-1 road victories, knocking off Saint Mary’s University in a MIAC match before dispatching of Winona State University, a NCAA Division II program. All nine Knights that saw action on Sunday won at least two matches on the day.
The Carleton College men’s track and field team left a handful of top performers at home due to injury or illness, but the Knights still managed to finished third out of eight teams at the UW-River Falls Winter Classic.
While was originally supposed to be an “off” weekend for the Carleton College women’s track and field team, three members of the squad found themselves in competition on Saturday. Senior Ruth Steinke (Lima, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) raced the mile at the University of Minnesota’s Jack Johnson Classic, while multi-eventers Amelia Campbell (Sr./Sturgeon Bay, Wis./Sturgeon Bay) and Tonya Piergies (Fy./Kenilworth, Ill./North Shore) tagged along with the men’s team to the UW-River Falls Winter Classic.
Aided by an 8-1 record on the day by its rookies, the Carleton College men’s tennis team opened the 2016 season with a pair of road victories. The Knights knocked off Saint Mary’s University, 8-1, in a MIAC match and followed up with a 6-3 triumph over regionally-ranked UW-La Crosse.
The Carleton College women’s basketball team put a huge scare into first place Saint Mary’s University on Saturday afternoon. Behind a career-best 23-point performance by Michele Arima, the Knights gave the Cardinals all they could handle before the visitors escaped with a 65-59 victory.
Despite a fourth consecutive double-double from Kevin Grow and a game-high 23 points off the bench from Tianen Chen, the Carleton College men’s basketball team could not overcome a sub-par shooting day and dropped a home matchup with Saint Mary’s University by a final tally of 57-52.