NCAA Division III Championships at Ada, Ohio (March 8, 2002)
Lawrence's Shelley Ebert just missed qualifying for the finals in the 800 meters on Friday. Ebert, who was the 13th qualifier, finished ninth in a time of 2 minutes, 18.01 seconds, only five-hundreths of a second from making the final. This was Ebert's first trip to the NCAA Championships, which were held at Ohio Northern University.
Midwest Conference Championships at Knox College (March 1-2, 2002)
Paced by four conference titles, the Lawrence women placed third at the championships with 76 points. Monmouth won the title with 154 points.
Katy Roll ran to the title in the 1,500 meters and was named one of the meet's Outstanding Performers. Roll set a conference record in winning the race in 4 minutes, 42.79 seconds, and Sally Schonfeld was third in the event in 4:51.07. Schonfeld also took third in the 3,000 in 10:43.15 and broke the school record.
Shelley Ebert won the 800 meters for the second consecutive season, running to victory in 2:19.14. Roll took fourth in 2:24.65.
The Viking women also took titles in two relays. Lawrence won the distance medley relay in 12:17.64 and set a conference record in the process. The Vikings also won the 1,600-meter spint medley relay in 4:20.57.
Other top finishers for Lawrence were Valerie Curtis (third, 5,000, 18:46.27; fourth, 3,000, 10:51.79); Sarah Slinvinski (fifth, long jump, 16-2; fifth, triple jump, 33-8), and the 1,600 relay (third, 4:11.46).
The Lawrence men finished seventh with 19 points, and Don Smith claimed a title for the Vikings. Smith won the 800 meters in 1:56.09 for the second consecutive season and broke a 19-year-old school record.
Other top finishers for the Lawrence men were: Eric Davis (seventh, 1,500 meters, 4:11.90), Adam Wood (fifth, pole vault, 11-6), the distance medley relay (fourth, 10:50.72), the 1,600 relay (fifth, 3:36.29), and the 1,600 sprint medley relay (sixth, 3:47.59).
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Open (February 23, 2002)
Lawrence broke a pair of school records and had two runners earn provisional qualifying spots for the NCAA Division III Championships.
The Lawrence women were sixth among the eight teams with 47 points. UW-Oshkosh won the meet with 178.5 points.
Shelley Ebert was second in the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 18.50 seconds and broke her own school record. Katy Roll was second in the 1,500 in 4:42.62 and also broke the school record. Both runners are provisional qualifiers for the NCAA meet.
Valerie Curtis won the 3,000 in 10:54.47, and Kelly Scheer was fifth in 11:31.61. Other top finishers for Lawrence were: April Evans grabbed third in the 5,000 in 21:55.42, Sally Schonfeld was third in the 1,500 in 4:51.06, Courtney Miller was seventh in the 1,500 in 5:15.63, and Kim Boeckers was seventh in the 400 meters in 1:05.43.
The Lawrence men were seventh among the eight teams with 19 points. Oshkosh won the meet with 203.5 points. Don Smith ran to victory in the 800 meters in 1:57.85 to lead the Vikings.
Pointer Invitational at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (February 16, 2002)
The Lawrence women placed fourth among the six teams with 64 points. UW-Stevens Point won the title with 264 points.
The women's distance medley relay team of Sally Schonfeld, Jess Moser, Shelley Ebert, and Katy Roll took second in 12 minutes, 10.49 seconds but shattered the school record by nine seconds.
Lawrence finished 1-2 in the 800 meters. Schonfeld was first in 2:26.95 and Roll was second in 2:28.97. Ebert won the 400 meters in 1:01.49, and Sarah Slivinski placed fourth in 1:03.38. Slivinski was also third in the triple jump with a leap of 9.71 meters and fourth in the 55 hurdles in 9.89 seconds.
The Lawrence men took fifth among the ten teams with 22 points. UW-Stevens Point won the title with 255 points.
Don Smith placed fourth in the 400 meters in 51.43 seconds. Paul Schonfeld grabbed fourth in 4:39.16 and Eric Davis was fifth in 4:41.93 in the mile run. Lawrence's 1,600 relay was third in 3:32.46.
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Open (February 9, 2002)
The Lawrence women took third among the five teams, and the Viking men were seventh among ten teams.
Leading the way for Lawrence was Valerie Curtis, who won the 5,000 meters in 18 minutes, 47.31 seconds, and took second in the 3,000 in 11:10.41. Lawrence's distance medley relay team also took first in 12:24.33. Other top finishers for the Lawrence women were: Katy Roll (third, mile, 5:08.70), Kate Okenatez (third, 400 meters, 1:03.13), Sally Schonfeld (fourth, 800 meters, 2:23.80), Michelle Milne (seventh, 55 hurdles, 9.87), Sarah Slivinski (third, triple jump, 31-10.25; fourth, high jump, 4-11.5; fourth, long jump, 15-8.25; eighth, 200 meters, 28.86), Jess Moser (sixth, 400 meters, 1:05.01), Courtney Miller (sixth, 800 meters, 2:26.24), Kelly Scheer (sixth, 5,000, 20:42.49), April Evans (seventh, 5,000, 21:22.61), Alyssa Spyksma (eighth, long jump, 13-11.5), and the 1,600 relay (third, 4:20.64).
Sam Buckett led the Lawrence men by placing third in the pole vault with a height of 13-7.75 and taking eighth in the long jump with a leap of 19-9. Other top finishers for Lawrence were: Jon Miller (sixth, triple jump, 37-6.5), Don Smith (seventh, 400 meters, 52.48), Steve Geisthardt (seventh, 55 hurdles, 9.40), the 1,600 relay (sixth, 3:44.38), and the distance medley relay (sixth, 11:04.32).
Pointer Invitational at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (February 2, 2002)
The Lawrence women took fourth among the seven teams, and the Vikings men were seventh among nine teams. UW-Stevens Point won the women's team title with 209 points, and Lawrence had 59.17. The Pointers also won the men's crown with 267 points, and Lawrence had 9.5.
Katy Roll paced the Lawrence women by taking first in the mile run in 5 minutes, 16.20 seconds. Shelley Ebert was second in the 800 meters in 2:23.18. Valerie Curtis and Sally Schonfeld finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 3,000 meters, with times of 10:46.62 and 10:52.91. Sarah Slivinski placed third in the indoor pentathlon with 2,710 points and was eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 9.77 meters. Michelle Milne was fourth in the 55-meter hurdles in 9.68 seconds, Kim Boeckers took fourth in the 400 meters in 1:05.82, and Kate Okenatez was sixth in the 200 meters in 28.69 seconds. The women's distance medley relay team was second in 12:44.42, and the 1,600 relay team was fourth in 4:18.10.
Sam Buckett led the Lawrence men by taking sixth in the pole vault by clearing 3.85 meters. Don Smith was seventh in the 800 meters in 2:00.08, Jon Miller took ninth in the high jump with a leap of 1.67 meters, the 1,600 relay team took fourth in 4:21.72.
Blugold Invitational at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (January 25, 2002)
The Lawrence women finished fifth out of eight teams at the invitational, scoring 54 points. Leading the way was Valerie Curtis, capturing first in the 5,000 meters in 19:06.18 and placing third in the 3,000 meters in 11:06.36. The women's distance medley relay team won in 12:35.40 and are provisional qualifiers for the NCAA Championships.
Katy Roll finished second in the 1,500 meters in 5:10.10. Sarah Slivinski contributed in the field events, taking fifth in the high jump with a jump of 1.49 meters and finishing fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 10.04 meters. Other top finishers included Christie Balch (fourth, 200 meters, 27.86), Shelley Ebert (fourth, 400 meters, 1:03.24), Sally Schonfeld (fourth, 800 meters, 2:27.30), and Alyssa Spyksma (sixth, long jump, 4.70 meters).
The Lawrence men placed fourth out of five teams at the meet, scoring 15 points. Don Smith led Lawrence by taking sixth in the 400 meters in 52.99 seconds. Other top finishers for Lawrence were: Jon Miller (ninth, high jump, 1.71 meters; seventh, long jump, 5.55 meters) and Paul Schonfeld (11th, 1,500 meters, 4:31.76). The relay teams for the Vikings were strong and took second in the distance medley in 11:27.85 and seventh place in the 1,600 relay.