Author Archives: Shane Farrell

Athlete of the Term: Erin Lengel

Athlete of the Term: Erin Lengel

Photo by Emei Thompson To cap off her amazing year, freshman and standout Erin Lengel outdid herself at the Conference meet. She took second in the 50-yard freestyle, third in the 100-yard butterfly, fourth in the 200-yard butterfly, third as part of the 400-medley relay with junior Emmi Zheng and seniors Eryn Blagg and Flo

Athlete of the Week: Kenya Earl

Photo by Emei Thompson. This week I had the pleasure to talk to freshman Kenya Earl. Earl, this year, broke four school records during her first campaign for the Vikings. Most notably, Earl broke the single season scoring record set by Lawrence Hall of Famer Claire Getoff, 408 points. The record stood for 16 years.

Team of the Week: Cross Country

Photo courtesy of Teddy Kortenhof This week I had the chance to talk to Hannah Kinzer and Teddy Kortenhof, both senior runners for Lawrence’s women’s and men’s cross country teams. It may seem weird to be talking to cross country athletes in the winter; however, both teams were just honored for academic excellence by the

Athlete of the Week: Greg Procopio

Photo by Emei Thompson This week I got to talk with junior and goaltender on Lawrence’s men’s ice hockey team Greg Procopio. Procopio was instrumental in helping the Vikings defeat of St. Scholastica. The Minnesota team was on a ten-game win streak before they ran into the Vikings. Procopio played all 60 minutes and made

Athlete of the Week: Erin Lengel

Photo by Emai Thompson. This week, I had the pleasure to talk with freshman swimmer Erin Lengel. She has been on fire during her first year swimming for the Vikings. In the last two weeks alone, she has taken the top spot in five events. Last week, Lengel swam a 25.59 in the 50-yard freestyle

Shove It Down Your Throat

Competitive eating is where participants consume enormous amounts of food in an extremely short time period. Competitive eating is on the rise, gaining the most popularity in the United States, Japan and Canada. The sport is getting so big there is actually a governing board— the International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE). The IFOCE hosts

Volleyball seniors leave their mark at Lawrence

Volleyball officially has come to end. Over the weekend, the Vikings lost both 3-1 to Edgewood and 3-0 to Lakeland, ending the season 10-17 with a conference record of 5-4. They finished fifth in conference, narrowly missing a conference playoff berth. With the end of the season, the team also says goodbye to a truly