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Ian Mortenson, 4×400 relay win events at Rider/Bolstorff Invitational – Carleton College

Ian Mortenson, 4x400 relay win events at Rider/Bolstorff Invitational - Carleton College

ST. PAUL, Minn. —  Ian Mortensen (So./Shoreline, Wash./Shorecrest) won the javelin throw and the Knights’ entry in the 4×400-meter relay prevailed as the Carleton College men’s track & field team finished fourth out of eight teams at the Janis Rider/Doug Bolstorff Invitational hosted by Macalester College.
Mortenson fouled on his first heave in the javelin, but any of his next five attempts would have won the competition. Ultimately, his top toss was a season-best 51.98 meters (170 feet, 6 inches).
In the 4×400 relay, Bridger Rives (Sr./Skiatook, Okla./Bishop Kelley), Josh Meier (Fy./Fort Dodge, Iowa/Fort Dodge), Alistair Pattison (So./St. Paul, Minn./Como Park), and Ethan Ash (So./Oakland, Calif./Head-Royce School) combined on a time of 3:27.39, tops for the Knights this season.
In addition to the two event victories, the Knights finished second on five occasions.
On the track, Oscar Christoph (Sr./Tacoma, Wash./Wilson) was the runner up in the 200-meter dash with his time of 23.38, while Jeremy Fong (Jr./Saitama, Japan/Christian Academy) did likewise with his time of 1:57.54 in the 800-meter run. Meier added a second-place result in the 1500-meter run with a new personal best of 4:07.52.
Aravindh Subramanian (Jr./Dayton, N.J./South Brunswick) was the runner up in the high jump after clearing 1.83 meters (6 feet), and Owen Schuster (Sr./Batavia, Ill./Batavia) took second the pole vault after soaring over the bar set at 4.20 meters (13 feet, 9.25 inches), the highest he has gone at Carleton when competing outdoors.
The day also included eight other top-5 finishes:
• Rives placed third in 400-meter dash with his time of 50.30.
Riaz Kelly (So./St. Paul, Minn./St. Paul Central) and Ash took fourth and fifth places, respectively, in 400-meter dash. The former did so  with a collegiate-best time of 50.93, while the latter crossed the line at 51.37.
• Mortenson demonstrated his all-around ability with a third-place showing in 110-meter hurdles at 16:46.
• Pattison was fourth in 400-meter hurdles with his time of 59.79.
• Carleton’s other entry in the 4×400 relay clocked a time of 4:33.63, good for third place.
• Ethan Cline-Cole (Fy./Inver Grove Heights, Minn./Trinity School) took third place in the high jump with a height of 1.68 meters.
• Tim Adams (Fy./Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou School) was fifth in the pole vault with a height of 3.60 meters.
Up Next for the Knights
Carleton is slated to make the cross-town trek to St. Olaf for the annual Rolex Classic on Tuesday, May 3. The Knights also have the Tommie Twilight on the schedule for Wednesday, May 4 in addition to hosting the MIAC Decathlon/Heptathlon on May 5-6 at Laird Stadium.