Steininger out-jumps competition

Jon Mays

The Lawrence University track team traveled to Carroll University last weekend to compete against some conference foes, finishing near the bottom of the field on both sides of the competition.
On the women’s side, senior Madeline Steininger provided the highlights by winning both the long jump and the high jump. Her final jump in the long jump measured 4.91 meters, and her final high jump was 1.60 meters.
Steininger has her sights set on nationals this spring after narrowly missing the national qualifier in the fall.
For the men, David Zane placed second in the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase with an impressive time of 10:26.26.
In the men’s 1500-meter run, Mark Sprtel placed third with a time of 4:12.47, just nine seconds out of first place.
Sprtel wasn’t the only Viking runner to narrowly miss a first-place finish. Freshman Sam Stevens finished just six seconds behind the winner of the 800-meter run, completing his run in a time of 2:04.94.
However, the Vikings were outscored by most of the other teams in the seven-team meet. The men finished in seventh place overall with 33 points, while the women finished in sixth place overall – ahead of only the Greater Milwaukee Track Club – with 26 points.
The Vikings are set to compete in the Benedictine Twilight Invitational this upcoming weekend.