Indoor Track finishes strong

The men’s and women’s running Vikes took off to Carthage this weekend to compete in the Tadd Metzger Indoor Invitational. Both teams had good days, as the women took sixth place and the men took 11th. With 17 teams competing, the results were positive for the indoor track team.
The day started off fast for the women as Emily Muhs won the 5,000-meter run in a quick time of 19:56.80, giving the Lady Vikes an early lead. Marva Goodson continued that competitive streak with a fourth-place finish in the 55-meter dash with a final time of 7.48.
Senior Lisa Ritland finished in third place in the 400-meter dash, with a strong time of 1:05.53. Goodson continued running well, taking third place in the 200-meter dash in 26.94. In the high jump, Madeline Steininger also performed well, with her highest jump of 1.57 meters good for second place. Goodson continued her day winning the long jump with a leap of 5.54 meters, beating the rest of the compition by .54 meters. The women finished with 53 points as a team.
The men opened up at a simiar pace as the women did, as Ben Hartman qualified for the 55-meter dash finals, and eventually took fifth place, with a time of 6.75 seconds. Lucas Below took sixth place in the pole vault with a final jump of 3.65 meters. Kevin Gabrielsen took 10th place in the long jump, hopping 6.10 meters. Rob Lawson took fifth place in the shot put, while fellow Viking Nick Kerkman took eigth, throwing 13.37 meters and 12.63 meters, respectively. The men finished the meet with 13 points.
The men’s and women’s teams head to UW-Oshkosh Feb. 6, and then continue preparing for the WIAC Championships in late February.