The Lawrence University Cross-Country teams hosted the Lawrence University Invitational this past Saturday, and ran to impressive finishes. The women finished second out of two teams, and the men finished fourth out of seven teams.Individual champion Val Curtis led the women. She finished first in 33:51, almost two minutes in front of the second place competitor, Julie Deyo of St. Norbert. Other Vikings finishers were Kelly Scheer in eighth place, Shelley Ebert in 14th, Carolyn Dude in 17th, and Allie Dietsche in 18th.
The men finished fourth, and were led by Paul Schonfeld. He took fourth in 29:03 for the Vikings. Other LU finishers were Peter Navis in 22nd place, Dan Harvey in 23rd, Steve Hahn in 28th, and Jamie Howard in 31st.
The LU cross Country team will compete in the Midwest Conference Championships at St. Norbert College this Saturday. The LU women’s team is the defending champions.