After dominating the Packerland Conference for four years running and jumping for Sturgeon Bay High School, college freshman Amelia Campbell turned heads during her first ever try at the heptathlon. Competing for Carleton College, a private liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota, Campbell finished fourth at the Minnesota State Open in the multi-event heptathlon.
Her first try at the event in her track and field career featured a score that registered on both the conference and MIAC levels. For her breakout performance, Campbell was named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Indoor Track Athlete-of-the-Week.
Campbell recorded a final score of 3,079 points in the pentathlon, The score is currently ranked No. 1 in the MIAC this season, No. 3 nationally in Division III, and it is the fourth-best score ever recorded in the event in Carleton school history. She was particularly good in the high jump (second place) and the 60-meter hurdles (third place) as the only Division III competitor in the field.
Carleton and Campbell have a busy February ahead with four events on the schedule prior to the MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships, which will be held across town at St. Olaf February 28 through March 2. This weekend, the Knights are scheduled to compete at the Bethel University Invitational, which will be held Saturday in Arden Hills. They'll host the Meet of the Hearts on February 9 at the Carleton Recreation Center at 11 a.m.