The Lawrence University indoor track team traveled to Stevens Point last Saturday to compete in the UW-Stevens Point Quadrangular, but the Vikings finished last on both sides of the competition. The Vikings faced UW-Stevens Point, whose men’s team is currently ranked eighth in the nation, and St. Norbert, whose women’s team is ranked 21st nationally. They also faced tough competition from Ripon College and St. Scholastica College. The men and women’s teams each took fifth place with 39 points and 15 points, respectively, but despite the overall results, a few individual athletes managed to have strong meets. It was another great meet for the female jumpers. Senior Madeline Steininger took first place in the high jump with a jump of 1.66 meters and third in the long jump with a jump of 4.97 meters. Steininger’s high jump performance set a new record for Lawrence women, beating the previous mark of 1.62 meters, and qualified her for the 2010 NCAA Division III Indoor Track National Competition. Freshman Rose Tepper also performed well in the high jump, finishing in fourth place with a jump of 1.56 meters. Other notable performances for the women included those by freshman Amanda Dwyer, who finished fifth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:48.83, and sophomore Emily Muhs, who finished fifth in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 11:06.80. Freshman Sam Stevens led the men’s team with a third-place finish in the 800-meter run. Stevens finished with a time of 1:58.15, seven seconds behind the firstplace finisher, UW-Stevens Point’s David Litsheim. Senior Lucas Below took fourth place in the men’s pole vault, clearing the bar at a height of 3.65 meters. Emily Muhs responded to the tough meet by emphasizing the team’s effort, noting, “It’s nice to see the team getting better and performing well as the season progresses. Everyone’s been working really hard in workouts and practices and it shows.” The theme for the Viking indoor track team continues to be improvement, and the Vikings will have another chance to place well at a UW-Stevens Point track meet this Saturday, when they will return to compete in the UW-Stevens Point Invitational.