The Lawrence University Men’s and Women’s indoor track teams competed at the Midwest Conference Meet last weekend. The meet was held at Knox College. Both teams were overmatched at the meet, but still left with good showings. The women’s team finished third, and the men’s team finished seventh. Monmouth College won both the men’s and women’s competition.The Viking women did leave Knox with individual champions. Junior Shelly Ebert won the women’s 800 meter run for the Vikings. However the runner of the meet for LU was senior Katy Roll. Roll won the women’s 1500 meters in a conference record time. She also anchored the Women’s distance medley that shattered another conference record by nearly thirty seconds.
The Viking women also won the 1600 meter sprint medley to take home a total of four championships. Katy Roll was named one of four women’s track outstanding performers for her performance.
On the men’s side, many Vikings competed well, but were just overmatched. However one champion emerged. Senior Don Smith won the men’s 800 meter run. This was the second consecutive year that he had won this event. He was the lone winner for LU, but the men faired well in the other events and will be well prepared for the outdoor season to begin in a few weeks.
No Vikings qualified for the national meet being held this weekend in Ada, Ohio. This ends the indoor track season for the Vikings. Over spring break they will go to Florida to train, and prepare for the outdoor season that begins promptly after their return.