Track competes at conference championships

Tristan Lipe

The Lawrence track team traveled down to Carroll University last weekend for the Midwest Conference Championship meet. The Lawrence women had many good performers.
The most notable was Madeline Steininger, who placed first in the high jump. She put up a jump of 1.66 meters to win by .05 meters. The jump qualified her for the NCAA division III national meet. She also placed sixth in the 100-meter hurdles and fifth in the long jump.
Along with Steininger, Lawrence had a good jumping performance from Tatiana Bulat, who finished eighth in the triple jump and ninth in the long jump.
On the track side of the meet, Lawrence had some good runners. In the long 5,000-meter run, Anne Sullivan finished 14th with a time of 19:44.31. In the 800-meter run, Alison Blegen finished 12th with a time of 2:34.19. Marva Goodson had good races in the 100-meter and 200-meter prelims, finishing fifth in the 100-meter and third in the 200-meter, qualifying for both finals. However, she was unable to compete in either final.
For the men, Lawrence did well in the longer distance races. For the 800-meter, Mark Sprtel placed seventh with a time of 2:00.86. He also finished 11th in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:08.91.
In the 3,000-meter steeple chase, David Zane placed seventh with a time of 10:06.11. In the shorter distances, the Vikings had many good preliminary runners, yet they finished just out of the finals.
In the 100-meter dash, Ben Hartman and Troy McGillian finished 10th and 11th, respectively, just two and three spots out of the finals. Hartman and McGillian also finished 18th and 16th, respectively, in the 200-meter dash. Greg Haas finished 10th in the 110-meter hurtles, again, just out of the finals.