Last Saturday, the Lawrence track teams traveled to the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point Invite. The men did well, with sophomore Josh Janusiak as a top finisher in the mile, earning seventh place with a time of 4:32.48. First place was won by Stevens Point’s Alex Egbert in 4:23.90. Freshman Will Nichols obtained two top ten placements, with eighth in the 400 meters in 52.10 seconds and ninth in the triple jump at a distance of 40 feet and 5.5 inches. The men’s team placed 9th overall in the meet.
For the lady Vikings, junior Hannah Kinzer won fourth in the 3,000 at 11:19.23, and senior Amy Hutchings got fifth in the 800 at 2:39.84 for two solid top five finishes. Finally, senior Kate Kilgus carried the team with her second place finish in the mile at 5:30.73, close behind the Stevens Point winner, Emily Scheibecker at 5:22.30.
The team was pleased with the outcome of the meet, viewing it as another step towards the conference championships in two weeks. Junior Margie Norby said of the meet, “The team put in their best effort this weekend and set quite a few personal records and season best marks. Conference is a [few short] weeks away, so we are setting the bar high for each meet leading up to then.” The Viking women took seventh in team standings overall with 17 points.
Make sure to support the team as they return to UW- Stevens Point for the Stevens Point Big Dawg Invitational February 18th!