Stevens and Sullivan lead Viking track at Carrol University Invitational

Beth Larsen

The Lawrence University track and field team traveled to Carroll University last Saturday to compete in the Carroll University Invitational.

It was a successful meet for the Vikings. Senior Annie Sullivan and sophomore Sam Stevens led the team with two second place finishes. Sullivan took second in the women’s 5000 meter run with a time of 19:54.74, just seconds behind Carroll University’s Jess Laurin. Freshman Anna Ratliff came in about a minute behind Sullivan to take a 7th place finish with a time of 21:09.33. Stevens finished second with a time of 9:44.31 in the men’s 3000 meter steeplechase, an obstacle course race in which runners must clear a total of 28 obstacles and seven water jumps in 3000 meters. Stevens came in just three seconds behind St. Norbert’s Mackenzie Laska. Senior David Zane also had a strong finish in the steeplechase, finishing in 4th with a time of 10:12.89.

Sophomore Rose Tepper led the female jumpers. Tepper cleared a height of 1.60 meters to place third in the high jump behind Jennifer Lehman and Northern Michigan’s Bailey Franklin. Other notable finishes include freshman Erica Schmidt, whose throw of 35.77 meters landed her a 3rd place finish in the women’s discus. Freshman Dan Thoresen also had a good race in the men’s 800 meter run, coming in sixth with a time of 1:59.10.

We can expect even more success from our Viking track team as they head to the Wisconsin Lutheran this Saturday to compete in the Wisconsin Lutheran Relays April 16.