Sports Shorts

Andy York

LU Swimming and Diving place high at Wisconsin Private College Championships

The Lawrence Swimming and diving team had a good showing at the Wisconsin Private College championships at Carthage College. The Women placed in third, and the men finished in 2nd place.
The women had several high finishes. Meggin Brittain was the best swimmer for the Vikings. She took home two first place finishes in the 100-yard backstroke, and the 200-yard backstroke. She also finished third in the 200 IM. Jodie Primus finished in second in the 200 IM as well. Mara Sarabia finished in second in the 1650 freestyle, Tiffany Pannier finished in third in the 400 IM, and the women’s relay team took second in the 200-medley relay.
The men also had several high finishers. David Danenhower had the best day finishing first in the 100 free, and third in the 200 IM. Steve Vander Naalt took two second place finishes, one in the 100 backstroke, and the other in the 200 backstroke. Chris Perry took second place in the 100 freestyle. Erik Obermiller finished third in both the 200 butterfly and the 200 backstroke, and Chris Sarisan took third in the 400 IM. The men’s relay teams also found success winning the 400 free rrelay, taking second in the 200 medley relay, and third in the 200 free relay. The Vikings will now gear up to host the Midwest College Championships in a week.

LU wrestling drops two to nationally-ranked opponents

The Lawrence Wrestling team dropped two duel matches to the number seven and number four ranked teams in the country this past week. Number seven UW-La Crosse defeated LU 42-3 and number four UW-Stevens Point defeated LU 39-3. Nick Morphew was the only Viking to win his match against La Crosse and Ben Dictus was the only Viking to win against Stevens Point. The Vikings will next be in action in the Wheaton College Open this weekend.

LU Hockey loses two at home

The Lawrence Hockey team dropped a pair of home games to UM-Crookston this past weekend. The Vikings lost 4-3 in overtime Friday night and 6-4 Saturday night. Friday Night LU jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but couldn’t hang on. Andy Rozanski had the first two LU goals, and John Burton added the third, but UM-Crookston came back with a goal in the second, a goal in the third, and then the game winner 22 seconds into Overtime.
Saturday Night LU dropped behind in a hurry. The Vikings were behind 6-0 with only two minutes gone in the second period before LU pulled goalie Daniel Ljung and replaced him with Andrew Isaac. The Vikings made a valiant comeback, capped by the first career hat trick for David Olynyk, but it wasn’t enough. Mason Oakes scored the last LU goal. The Vikings are next in action next weekend with a home and home series against MSOE.

LU Indoor track fairs well at Carthage Invitational

The Lu indoor track team did well at the Carthage Invitational this past weekend. The Men would finish in ninth overall on the heels of another good performance from Kolade Agbaje-Williams. Agbaje-Williams took home a second place finish in the long jump, and a fifth place finish in the triple jump. The men also had a fifth place finish in the 4X200 relay, and a fifth place finish by Mitchell Goodman in the 5000 meter run. The women had Kelly Scheer take fifth as well in the 5000 meter run. The Vikings are next in action this weekend in the UW-Oshkosh invitational.