Sports Shorts 4/8 – HAW-jcr -dlh

Alexander Weck

********Baseball .500 after spring break
The LU baseball team recorded a 6-6 record at the Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Fla., over spring break. The highlight of the tournament was beating the University of St. Thomas *******– the No. 3 ranked team in the nation. The team faces Carroll College this weekend for its first conference competition.*******Track fares well in Ripon
Men’s and women’s outdoor track both began their seasons last weekend in Ripon. The men came in fifth of ten teams and the women seventh of eight teams. James Hahn turned in Lawrence’s lone first place finish in the 400-meter hurdles. Mitchell Goodman, Steve Geisthardt, Kyle Hewitt, Nate Semenak, Stephanie Kramer, and Stephanie Kliethermes all had second place finishes. Coach Moira Ruhly is excited for this season with what she calls a consistent men’s team and a women’s team that looks to improve with the recent addition of athletes finishing winter sports.

******Academic All-Conference
Twenty-five winter season Lawrence athletes have been recognized by the Midwest Conference as Academic All-Conference award recipients. This is the third most of any conference school. The Viking women’s swimming team led all sports with six recipients. Men’s swimming and men’s indoor track each had five recipients ********– four came from men’s basketball, three from women’s basketball, and two from women’s indoor track.