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Vikings have best meet of season at Ripon Invitational

The Vikings track and field team had their best meet of the season this past weekend at the Ripon Invitational. The women’s team finished fourth out of ten teams, and the men finished sixth out of ten teams.
The women were led by Michelle Milne. She took home two first-place medals, for the 100-meter hurdles and the 400-meter hurdles. The Vikings women also got high finishes from Colleen Detjens, who took fourth in the 800 and fifth in the 400, Stephanie Kliethermes, who took second in the long jump in her first meet of the year due to injury, Ashley Cargle, who took fifth in the shot put, and Bethany Shore, who took fourth in the discus.
The men were paced by Steve Geisthardt, who took second in the 400 hurdles. Cole Brittain took third in the 1500, while David Quinlan took fifth. Jessie Norton took fifth in the 3000 steeplechase, and the 1600 relay team took fourth as well.
The Vikings will participate in the Wisconsin Private College Championships this weekend at Carthage College.

Vikings golf hangs in the middle of the pack

The LU golf team took 10th in a tough field at the St. John’s University Invitational this past weekend in Collegeville, Minn. The Vikings shot 638 in the two-day tournament, 33 shots off the eventual champion in a playoff, St. Johns. The highest individual golfer was last week’s MWC golfer of the week, Andy Link. Link took home 14th place overall after his seventh place finish at Gustavus the week before.
The Vikings are off until next weekend, when they will play in the Midwest Conference Championships in Rockford, Ill. The Vikings will be looking to win their first team title in over 50 years, and Joe Loehnis will seek to defend his individual title.