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Ebert breaks record at Elmhurst College InvitationalShelly Ebert broke her own record in the 800 meters last weekend as she ran to first place. Ebert won the 800 meters in 2:14:30, breaking her own LU record of 2:17:45. She also nailed down an NCAA provisional qualifying spot for herself. She currently has the ninth fastest time in the nation this year.

The women also got standout performances from Val Curtis. She took third in the 3000 steeplechase, and fourth in the 3000 meters. Courtney Miller took sixth for the Vikings in the 800 meters. Sarah Slivinski rounded out the top women performers for LU with finishes of fifth in the javelin, sixth in the 400 hurdles, and seventh in the 100 hurdles.

For the men, Kolade Agbaje-Williams once again led the men. He took second in the long jump, fourth in the triple jump, and eighth in the 400 meters. Nate Semenak took sixth for LU in the triple jump.

The Vikings will participate in the Wisconsin Private College Championships this weekend at Carthage College.

Vikings win rain-shortened Ripon Invitational.

With the tournament being shortened to only one round because of rain, the LU Golf team took a 10-shot victory at the Ripon College Invitational. The Vikings shot a combined 316 strokes for the tournament, 10 better than second place MSOE.

The Vikings didn’t have their stellar individual performances like they usually do, but they were consistent enough to put the Vikings on top again.

Joe Loehnis led the way, tying for third with a 78. Andy Link matched Loehnis’ numbers as well. Markus Specks took fifth with a 79, Jeff Henderson was in eighth with an 81, and rounding out the five was Blake Nelson, who shot an 89.

The Vikings will play in the third round of the MWC Northern Division Championships Tuesday at Lawsonia Golf Club, hosted by Ripon.

Vikings blank St. Norbert

The LU Men’s Tennis team shut out St. Norbert 7-0 last Thursday. All the Vikings won in straight sets except for Fabrice Munyakazi-Juru, who needed a third set to beat Andy Schaller. All three doubles teams won as well.

The Vikings have lost many matches to weather this season, but will try and put it all together this week at the Midwest College Championships in Madison.

The team tournament starts Friday morning, and the individual tournament is throughout the weekend. Singles will be played on Saturday, and doubles will be played Sunday.

The Vikings will face Grinnell in the first round of the team tournament, a team they defeated on Grinnell’s home court 4-3 two weeks ago. The winner of that match will face the winner of the match between Northern Division champion Ripon and Southern Division runner-up Knox.