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Andy York

LU Golf running away alreadyThe LU Golf team is running away with the Northern Division of the MWC Championships after the first two rounds. With three rounds to go, the Vikings have an enormous 59-shot lead over second place Beloit. The Vikings also have the top three individuals in the conference.

In the first round, the Vikings easily coasted to a 28-shot win over Beloit. Jeff Henderson was named the MWC performer of the week. Henderson shot a one over par 73 and took the early lead.

His Viking teammates Joe Loehnis and Andy Link shot 76s and were tied for second.

The second round was a carbon copy of the team’s first effort. The Vikings coasted to a 31-shot win over Beloit this time, and again took medallist honors.

Loehnis took first place for the Vikings, shooting a 74. The Vikings also had Blake Nelson in second with a 75, Link in third with a 76, and Henderson in sixth with an 81.

The Vikings are the overall leaders after the first two rounds, and have the top three spots in the individual standings. Loehnis has a two-shot lead on Link, who has a two-shot lead on Henderson.

In the last three rounds it should be interesting to see which Viking will be crowned the next MWC champion.

LU Track does well at Rex Miller Open

The LU Track and Field teams did well this past weekend at the Rex Miller Open, hosted by UW-Stevens Point. Kolade Agbaje-Williams, who took third in the long jump, led the men.

The women had several high finishes, led by Val Curtis’ victory in the 10,000 meter run. Courtney Miller took home second in the 800 meters. Michelle Milne took third place in the 100 meter hurdles for Lawrence.