Track and Field

The third-fastest mile runner in Carleton history, Doug Chase was a track and field All-American in 1970 and captain of both the cross-country and track teams. In cross-country, Chase finished as high as third place in the Midwest Conference championship meet, but it was on the track where he truly excelled. Running the 880 meters and the mile in addition to several relays, Chase competed in the conference championships from 1969 to 1971, helping Carleton win the MWC indoor title in 1970. In that meet, he ran on three winning relay squads. During the outdoor season, he used a 1:56 split to anchor the two-mile relay team to a then-school record performance. During the same junior season, he achieved his most impressive accomplishment—qualifying for the NCAA Championship meet in the mile and placing fifth with a time of 4:11 to earn All-America honors. As a senior Chase returned for a second year as a captain of the track team, earning the Millen Award as the team’s most valuable athlete.