Sports Shorts

(Brent Schwert)

Five members of the Lawrence University softball team earned all-conference honors. Junior Catherine Marinac, freshman Alex Goodson and sophomore Jenna Reichel made the first team while junior Carrie Van Groll and senior Toren Johnson were on the second team. Marinac, the team’s ace pitcher, led the league in strikeouts. Goodson, the Vikings’ freshman phenom, finished league play with a .488 batting average while setting school records for home runs and RBIs. Reichel led the team in runs scored and stole 15 bases. Johnson hit .326 in league play while Van Groll hit .368 with two home runs.
The men took part in last week’s Midwest Conference Championship three-day, 54-hole tournament. Leading the Vikings was senior captain Ryan Knox who took eighth place and finished the season as an all-conference performer. Sophomore Jim Breen finished the tournament three shots behind Knox and Vyskocil turned in the third lowest score for the Vikings. The men took sixth place in the tournament.
The men and women’s track teams took part in the University of Wisconsin Twilight event this past weekend. Leading the way for the men was sophomore Derek Micke, who placed fourth in the 100-meter race with a time of 11.17 seconds. Russell Geisthardt also performed well, taking eighth in the 400-meters.
The women were led by sophomore standout Tatiana Bulat, who is currently ranked first in the league in the triple jump. Freshman Madeline Steininger was impressive as she tied for sixth place in the high jump with a jump of four feet and 11 inches.