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Everyone knows that no good thing can last forever, but that doesn't make the reality any less disappointing.
The St. Olaf baseball team saw their 16-game winning streak snapped by St. Johns Wednesday afternoon at Mark Almi Field, falling 13-9 in game one of a doubleheader with the Johnnies. A sixth-inning rally and a stellar pitching performance by Paul Shrewsbury 10 allowed St. Olaf to take game two 3-2, salvaging a split and improving their conference record to 7-1.
This weekend, the St. Olaf men's golf team went to the Buena Vista Invitational in Storm Lake, Iowa and finished 22nd out of 24 squads. Nebraska Wesleyan took the tournament with a total score of 575. Bror Herrick 08, Andrew Peterson 10, Mack Traynor 08, Brian Roach 07, and Drew Hoffman 07 were the top five scorers for the Oles, with a final score of 652.
Last weekend, the St. Olaf women's golf team placed eighth at the Carleton Invitational. With a combination of bad weather and a short season, the Invite was the first chance for the team to perform so far in 2007.
The St. Olaf men's track and field team hosted St. John's and St. Thomas at Saturday's Meet of Saints at Manitou Field. Dan Monroe '10 was first in the 200, and Bobby Anderson '08 took the high jump title. The Oles finshed behind St. Thomas (151.5) and St. John's (134.5).
Last season, the St. Olaf men's tennis team was dealt a multiple of unfortunate circumstances as several Oles were plagued with injuries. Six matches into the season, the squad was confident. They had defeated St. John's, whom they had lost to a season ago, and stayed extremely competitive with national power Gustavus.
Tuesday, the St. Olaf fastpitch team finally broke through for their first MIAC win, an 11-3 victory over Macalester in the second game of a home doubleheader. The Oles still find themselves occupying the cellar of the conference standings with a 1-7 record. All seven of those losses have come in the past week, as the long-delayed MIAC season began with a weekend rush.