The men’s and women’s indoor track teams went to UW-Whitewater to compete this past weekend. This was a 12-team struggle for both teams and the competition was tough. UW-Whitewater fields a great team and Carthage was there as well. The men opened up the meet on a strong note, with Ben Hartman taking 10th place in the 55-meter dash with a strong time of 6.88, leaving him outside of the finals by only two places. As the meet progressed, the Lawrence men continued pushing themselves and recording great times in events like the 400-meter dash. In the 3,000-meter run, David Zane produced a run of 9:45.97, which was good for 12th place in the finals. Lucas Below participated in the pole vault and took home eigth place with a jump of 3.66 meters. In the shot put, Rob Lawson ended up in 14th with a throw of 12.76 meters. The men ended the meet well, and look forward to running and closing out the last month in a good way. The women followed the men and came out strong to open the meet, with Marva Goodson qualifying for the 55-meter dash finals in 5th place with a time of 7.57. In the finals, she ran even faster with a time of 7.51, which pushed her up to 2nd place. Ali Blegen ran a strong 400-meter dash time of 1:06.03, which was good for an eigth-place finish. Emily Muhs competed in the 3,000-meter run and finished in 11:24.93, which gave her sixth place for the event. In the 55-meter hurdles, Madeline Steininger placed fifth in the preliminaries with a strong time of 9.60 and moved into fourth place in the finals. She followed that up with a second-place finish in the high jump with a jump of 1.55 meters. The women really got going when Marva Goodson took first place in the long jump with a jump of 5.33 meters and Tatiana Bulat followed with a seventh-place finish in the triple jump with a 9.89-meter jump. The women ended with 37 points and a sixth-place finish. Both the men’s and women’s programs head up to Madison this weekend for the Wisconsin Elite Invitational Saturday. With another two months to go, things are looking great for the indoor track teams.