LU track and field prepares to begin outdoor season

Andy York

The Lawrence University Track and Field team is preparing to begin the outdoor season. They just finished their indoor season and took their spring break trip to Georgia. The Vikings finished the indoor season with a bang. The Conference indoor meet finished with Shelley Ebert being named the Women’s Track Performer of the meet, and Kolade Agbaje-Williams earned Men’s Outstanding Field Performer.

Ebert won the 800 meters for the third consecutive season. She just missed qualifying for the national meet.

Agbaje-Williams did her one up. He won the long jump and the triple jump. He had the second longest qualifying jump in the country, and did attend the NCAA Championships. He finished sixth at the NCAA’s and was named an All-American.

Agbaje-Williams is only a freshman, and has already shattered the Lawrence University record in the triple jump and the long jump.

The Vikings will not make a run for the MWC championships as a team this year, but they will have several individuals who will. Ebert, Agbaje-Williams, and Val Curtis, among others, will have very good chances at a conference title.

The Vikings will open their outdoor schedule in the Midwest this weekend at the Ripon College Invitational.