Lawrence Track Invitational successful for several Vikings

Andy York

The Lawrence University Invitational track meet was held last Saturday here at LU. No team scores were kept, but several Vikings had outstanding individual performances. On the women’s side, Shelley Ebert and Sarah Slivinski once again carried the load. Ebert took first as usual in the 400 meters. Slivinski took first in the 400-meter hurdles, the high jump, and the javelin, and second in the triple jump. Michelle Milne took home the title in the 100-meter hurdles for LU.

The Vikings also won first in the 4×400 meter relay.

The Vikings had a host of other top finishes. Val Curtis took second in the 5000-meter run for LU. Courtney Miller took second in the 800 meters. Rebecca Glon and Mary Markowitz took second and third respectively in the pole vault. Kelly Scheer rounded out the Vikings’ high finishes with a third place finish in the 300-meter run.

On the men’s side, Jon Miller led the way for the Vikings. He took home first place in the long jump, third in the high jump, and fifth in the triple jump. Steve Geisthardt also won a title for the Vikings in the 110-meter hurdles.

The Vikings had a slew of other top finishes, including James Hahn taking home second in the 400-meter hurdles, Kyle Hewitt taking third in the 1500 meter, Kolade Agbaje-Williams taking third in the 400, and both the men’s 4×100 and 4×400 taking third place as well.

The Vikings will be competing at the MWC Championships this weekend at Monmouth College. While the Vikings as a team may not win, several individuals have good shots at titles and qualifying for the NCAA Championships in two weeks.