Indoor track competes in UW-Stevens Point Quadrangular

Beth Larsen

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.

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