Indoor Track performs well at UW-Oshkosh

Beth Larsen

The Lawrence indoor track
team traveled to Oshkosh
last Friday to compete in the
UW-Oshkosh Invitational. The men
and women each took third place,
with 41 and 44 points respectively.
It was a great meet for the
female jumpers. Senior Madeline
Steininger performed strongly for
the second week in a row, taking
first place in the high jump with
a jump of 1.62 meters and second
place with a long jump of 4.80
meters.
Following closely in
Steininger’s footsteps was freshman
Rose Tepper, who placed second
in the triple jump and third in
the high jump.
Lawrence sophomore Emily
Muhs also had a successful meet,
finishing the 5,000-meter run with
a time of 19:27:09, which placed
her second of eight runners behind
only Mallory Burk of UW-Oshkosh.
The men’s team performed
remarkably well against reigning
national champions UW-Oshkosh.
The men’s 4×200-meter relay took
second place behind Ripon’s team
with a time of 1:42.02. Sophomore
Sam Estrem took fifth in the mile
run with a time of 4:43.66, and
senior Matt Frelich also finished
fifth in the 800-meter run.
Other notable finishes included
those by sophomore Nick
Kerkman, who took sixth place
in the shot put with a throw of
13.25 meters, and freshman Sam
Stevens, who took sixth in the
3,000-meter run.
Coach Jason Fast is optimistic
regarding his team’s in-season
improvement, saying, “We [have]
had thirty season-best performances
and continue to evolve as
competitors and get better every
week.”
The Viking indoor track team
will try to continue that improvement
Saturday, when they will
compete in the UW-Stevens Point
Quadrangular.

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