COLLEGE VILLE, MIN – The Carlton College Women’s Track & Field Team finished third out of 10 schools at the CSB-SJU Invitation on Saturday. In all, the Knights won five individual events and one relay.
“The team did very well today,” said Carlton head coach Donna Ricks. “There was good competition everywhere. The athletes responded with five first-place finishes and several individual best performances. I am proud of their efforts.”
Meet started Clara Mayfield (Junior / Manhattan, Cannes / Manhattan) Individual best in the 10,000m at 34: 41.51. She and event winner Fiona Smith of St Benedict’s broke the Clemens Stadium record of more than 2:50, surpassing Mayfield by her previous PR 52 seconds, and are in the best position to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships at the end of May.
Helen Cross (So./Nederland, Colo./Nederland) broke the meet record in the 1500m with a personal best of 4: 51.83. Overall, the Knights included seven runners for the event in the top-15 and 10 in the top-15.
Saw the next run Naeli Williams (Fy./Minneapolis, Minn./Brooklyn Center) Edge Teammate Grace Blanchett (Junior / Honolulu, Hawaii / Punahou) For the top finish in the 100m Hurdles. Williams crossed the line at 16.41 with Blanchett at 16.35.
Jocelyn Ferguson (Fy./Minneapolis, Minn./Minneapolis South) Former meet record holder was one of 3 racers in the 800 meters. She was the best Division III finisher and finished second overall with a personal best of 2: 21.28.
Phoebe Ward (So. / Dobbs Ferry, NY / Dobbs Ferry) broke the meet record of about 80 seconds while setting the best time in the 5000-meter race. She was 18: 28.74, 17 seconds better than her previous PR.
The track section of the meet ends with Carlton’s victory in Ferguson’s 4x400m relay. Amy Crop (Sr. / Logan, Utah / Logan), Alice Cutter (Thus./New York, NY / Poly Prep Day School), and Sidney Marsh (Sr. / Austin, Min. / Austin) Together at 4: 11.79
Marsh cleared 3.20m in the pole vault as the Knights combined for wins in two field events. Eve Farrell (Senior / Mahtomedi, Min. / Mahtomedi) Measured 1.55 meters in the high jump for the best performance since 2019.
Next to the Nights
Carlton will spend the next two weeks focusing on training and technical work in preparation for the Carlton relay on Saturday, April 23rd.