Vikings storm the MWC

Andy York

The Viking track and field team went into the 2003 MWC Championship meet with confidence. Several Vikings have had amazing individual seasons, and this meet was no different. Kolade Agbaje-Williams led the men and was named an outstanding men’s field performer, and Shelley Ebert led the women, and was named an outstanding women’s track performer. The women had a host of top finishers, including several seniors who were performing in their last MWC Championships. Shelley Ebert, one of the seniors, was named one of the Women’s outstanding track performers for her finishes. She took home first place in the 800 meters and the 1500 meters. Val Curtis, senior, was near the top as well. She finished second in the 10,000-meter run and the 3000-meter steeplechase, and third in the 5000-meters. The final Viking senior making her last performance was Sarah Slivinski. Sliv had another huge day as she took high spots in many events. She took third in the 400-meter hurdles, high jump, and javelin, fourth in the 100-meter hurdles and the long jump, and fifth in the triple jump. Jess Moser also took fourth in the 800 meters.

Many non-seniors also had high finishes as well. Kelly Scheer took third place in the 10,000-meter run. Michelle Milne took sixth in the 100-meter hurdles. Finally, the women, led by the senior stars, took home first place in the 4X400 meter relay. With their high finishes, the Viking women took home third place overall in the MWC, equaling their finish from a year ago.

The men finished sixth overall, and had several amazing individual performances. Kolade Agbaje-Williams led the men. He took home first place in the Long Jump with a jump of 23′ 1.75″ and first in the triple jump with a jump of 45′ 8.5″. Nate Seminak also had an impressive performance in the triple jump, finishing third. The Vikings also had top finishes from Kyle Hewitt, who took third in the 800 meters and seventh in the 1500. James Hahn took fourth in the 400-meter hurdles. Paul Schonfeld took fifth in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Steve Geisthardt took sixth in the 110-meter hurdles.