Indoor track excels in Pointer Open at UW-Stevens Point

Kyle Nodarse

The Lawrence University track team traveled to UW-Stevens Point this past weekend to compete in the Pointer Open. The women took second place with 70 points, while the men took third with 30 total points.
Sophomore Marva Goodson opened up the meet for the women with a second-place finish in the 55-meter dash and a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash, and later in the meet won the long jump event, jumping 5.29 meters.
Seniors Alison Blegen and Lisa Ritland took second and third respectively in the 400-meter dash to take two of the top three spots in that event. Junior Madeline Steininger took first place in the high jump with a jump of 1.52 meters. Senior Tatiana Bulat also had a strong meet, finishing in fourth place in the 55-meter hurdles and third place in the triple jump, with her best jump at 10.03 meters.
The men did their best to follow up a very strong women’s meet with their own great results and performed admirably. Freshman Ben Hartman took sixth place in the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.89, while freshman Robbie Ulloa and sophomore Jesse Peterson both ran extremely fast times as well.
Junior Mark Sprtel took eighth place in the 1-mile run with a time of 4:46.17. The men’s 4×400 relay team came in second place in their event, running it in 3:52.80.
The men’s team also excelled in the field events. senior Rob Lawson and freshman Nick Kerkman took third and fourth respectively in the shot put, while freshman Jesse Simonsen, Lawson and Kerkman took three of the top eight spots in the weight throw.
The Vikings indoor track team next competes at UW-Oshkosh Jan. 22 and again against UW-Stevens Point Jan. 27.