Tepper, Stevens grab first at Wisconsin Lutheran Invitational

Cassie Burke

Last weekend, the Lawrence University outdoor track team competed at the Wisconsin Lutheran College Relays. While neither the men’s or women’s sides could capture the title, both had several standout performances.

Sophomore Sam Stevens grabbed an individual title in the 800-meter run. Stevens finished with a time of 1:58.78. Teammate Mike Mangian, a freshman, finished seconds behind Stevens in 2:05.55, good enough for 4th place.

M. Jay Bouska continued the strong start to his freshman season with a 4th place finish in the high jump, but only managed eighth in the javelin throw. Freshman Dan Thoresen furthered the trend of underclassmen success by placing 3rd in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:16.47.

For the men, junior Stanley Jablonski was one of several top five finishers. He placed 5th in the hammer throw, with a toss of 33.67 meters. Jablonski also competed in the shot put and finished 7th.

On the women’s side, sophomore Rose Tepper, a national indoor qualifier, won the high jump by clearing 5 feet, 4.25 inches. Freshman Erica Schmidt earned 3rd in the discus throw with a toss of 33.92 meters.

Another strong individual performance came from senior Annie Sullivan, who grabbed 4th in the 5000-meter run after racing to the finish in 20:10.79. The Lawrence men finished 4th in the team standings with 47 team points, while the women ended up 7th with 31 team points.