Men’s athletics: 11 Scots honored with MIAC awards
St. Paul, Minnesota – The Macalester College men’s track and field team had 11 athletes honored by MIAC today as the conference announced its season-ending awards. The top three finishers in each individual event and the winning relay teams from last weekend’s MIAC Indoor Athletics Championships achieved All-MIAC status, while places 4 through 6 in the individual events and places 2 through 6 in the relays received All-MIAC honor. citation. The sportsmanship team was also announced.
First year Arlo Heitler (Hastings, NY/Hastings) earned All-MIAC honorable mention in two individual events. Heitler placed fifth in the 400 meters with a time of 50.36 and sixth in the 200 meters with a time of 22.88, the fourth best in Macalester history. In the field, senior JJ Arimi (Ashland, Ohio/Ashland) and first year Riley Hodin (Buffalo, NY/Amherst Central) earned an All-MIAC honorable mention placing fifth and sixth respectively in the triple jump. Arimi posted a mark of 13.17 meters (43′ 2.50″) and Hodin recorded a personal best of 13.13 meters (43′ 1.00″). Arimi also received honorable mention All-MIAC, finishing fourth in the long jump with a mark of 6.45 meters (21′ 2.00″).
The Scots also had several stints worthy of honorable mention. Heitler teamed up with the first years Jeff Wang (Harleysville, Pennsylvania/North Penn) and Kalid Ali (St. Paul, Minn./Como Park) and senior Ryan Kinnucan (Portland, Ore./Grant) in the 4×400 meter relay. The team came in third with a time of 3:26.56. Kinnucan, Wang, Arimi and first year Jacob Kogut (Livingston, NJ/Livingston) took sixth place in the 4×200 meter relay. The medley team also came in sixth, made up of first-years brock adams (Corona, Calif./Santiago), Ali and Ben Crotteau (Lincoln, Neb./Lincoln Southeast), with seniors Spencer McNall (Eugene, Oregon/South Eugene).
Senior Henry Basu (Los Angeles, CA/LA Center for Enriched Studies) was named to the MIAC All-Sportsmanship team.
Maguire Petersen of Saint John’s was named Outstanding Country Athlete and recognized for the outstanding performance of the competition in the heptathlon.
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