LU athletes enter national rankings

Cassie Burke


Sam Stevens keeps on producing meteoric results. The junior from Suamico, Wisc. made his debut in the 3,000m steeplechase last Saturday, April 7, at UW-Oshkosh, finishing second overall with a time of 9:34.50 — which currently ranks him 26th in the nation. According to Head Coach Jason Fast, this is the highest any Lawrence male has been ranked nationally since he’s been here.

This meet, which was optional for the team, featured some of the better talent in the area with many Division II and I athletes competing. Stevens remarked, “It was great to get a chance to run a new event in a pretty low pressure situation.” When asked if he would be running the 3,000m steeplechase again anytime soon, he responded with a “maybe” and a smile.

Courtesy Coach Jason Fast

Infielder Gabe Henriques climbed into the national rankings as well. The junior stand-out is ranked in the top 25 in two categories. With 0.19 triples per game, he is tied for 24th in NCAA Division III baseball, and is tied for 25th in toughest to strike out. The Chicago native has struck out just twice in 64 at-bats this season.

 Adapted from “Inside LU Athletics”