FootballFreshman quarterback Eric Aspenson tied a school record this past Saturday in Lawrence University’s 48-47 overtime loss to Grinnell College. Aspenson, a Rockford, Ill., native, tied the school record with four touchdown passes in a game. He holds the record with five other players but only Lawrence Hall of Famer Jim Petran pulled off the feat twice, as many times as Aspenson has done it. Aspenson completed 20 of 28 passes for 188 yards against Grinnell. On the season, Aspenson has completed 67 of 149 passes for 948 yards, 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Courtney Miller ran to victory at the Lawrence University Invitational this past Saturday. Miller, a senior from Reston, Va., ran the hilly five kilometer course at Plamann Park in 20 minutes, 15.78 seconds. Paced by her win, Lawrence won the team title with 25 points, as Jess Moser took third, Colleen Detjens was fourth, Rachel Lucas was fifth, and Jamie Marincic was 12th.
Lawrence University running back Justin Berrens had another career day against Grinnell College on Saturday. Berrens ran 40 times for 310 yards, the second-best rushing day in Lawrence history, as the Pioneers nipped the Vikings 48-47 in overtime. The Lawrence record is 331 yards by Brad Olson vs. Eureka in 1995. Berrens, a Waupaca native, became only the second running back in Lawrence history to run for more than 300 yards in a game. Berrens, who averaged 7.8 yards per rush, also scored three touchdowns, including a 13-yard run in overtime that gave Lawrence a 47-41 lead. Berrens also caught three passes for 24 yards. In three games against Grinnell, Berrens has 117 carries for 756 yards and seven touchdowns.