Midwest Conference Championships at Ripon College (May 11-12)
The Lawrence men and women both finished in eighth place in the team standings. Tatiana Bulat claimed the title in the triple jump on Saturday to pace the Vikings. She won the event with a leap of 34 feet, 11.75 inches, edging St. Norbert's Jamie Baumhardt, who finished second at 34-10.5. It was the first individual title for the Lawrence women since 2004 when Courtney Miller won the 800 and 1,500 meters. The Vikings had two more athletes place in the triple jump, as Laurel Benson took fifth (33-10.75) and Stephanie Kliethermes grabbed sixth (33-7.5).
On Friday's first day of competition, the high jumpers led the way with two Vikings placing in the top eight. Madeline Steininger took third place with a jump of 5 feet, 1.25 inches, and Tess Jaeger placed eighth by clearing 4-7.5 Kliethermes grabbed seventh in the long jump with a leap of 16-2.25, and Joy Manweiler was seventh in the 10,000 meters in a time of 45:03.23.
During Saturday's competition, the Vikings placed two runners in the 100 hurdles. Steininger was fourth in 16.47 seconds, and Bulat took eighth in 17.01. Lisa Ritland placed fourth in the 400 hurdles in 1:10.51.
David Quinlan, Phil Keith, and Derek Micke grabbed the highest finishes for the men on Saturday. Micke took fourth in the 100 in 11.18, and Quinlan was fourth in the 800 in 1:58.61. Mark Sprtel grabbed eighth in the 800 in 2:02.14. Keith ran to fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:52.62.
Mitch Guenther placed in a pair of events on Saturday, taking fifth in the high jump at 5-10.75 and eighth in the triple jump at 40-11.75. Ben Glover was eighth in the high jump at 5-8.75. Rob Lawson grabbed fifth in the discus at 127-01, and Mike Pierquet took eighth in the hammer throw at 137-02. Lawrence had two more placers in the running events, with Greg Haas taking seventh in the 400 hurdles in 1:02.44, and Russell Geisthardt grabbing eighth in the 400 in 52.82.
During Friday's competition, Quinlan paced the men on the opening day by placing sixth in the 1,500 meters in 4:10.54. Ryan Dummann grabbed seventh place in the javelin with a throw of 150-4, and Pierquet was eighth in the shotput with a toss of 39-9.75.
University of Wisconsin Twilight (May 5)
Derek Micke paced all of Lawrence's finishers by taking fourth in the 100 meters in 11.17. Russell Geisthardt grabbed eighth in the 400, and Rob Lawson took eighth in the shot put with a throw of 43 feet, 6 inches.
On the women's side, Tatiana Bulat and Madeline Steininger took home a pair of sixth-place finishes. Bulat was sixth in the triple jump at 34-7 and Steininger was sixth in the high jump at 4-11. The 1,600 relay team finished eighth in 4:22.85.
Wisconsin Private College Championships (April 28)
The Lawrence women were sixth among the 10 teams with 54 points. Stephanie Kramer broke her own school record in the hammer throw with a toss of 117 feet, 10 inches, and finished in fifth place. Kramer also was seventh in the discus. Tatiana Bulat paced the Vikings by placing in four events, led by her victory in the triple jump with a leap of 36-4. She also took fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (17.08), sixth in the high jump (4-6), and eighth in the long jump (16-0.5). Among the other top finishers for the Vikings were: Madeline Steininger (third, high jump, 5-0.25), Joy Manweiler (third, 10,000, 45:08.17), Tess Jaeger (fifth, high jump, 4-10.25), and Stephanie Kliethermes (sixth, triple jump, 33-4.5).
The Lawrence men were ninth among the 11 teams with 40.75 points. David Quinlan led the way by winning the 800 meters in 2:00.51 and taking second in the 1,500 in 4:08.76. Russell Geisthardt grabbed fourth in the 800 in 2:02.37. Among the other top finishers for Lawrence were: Derek Micke (third, 100, 11.11), Mitch Guenther (fifth, high jump, 5-8.5), and Phil Keith (sixth, 3,000 steeplechase, 10:20.00).
Elmhurst College Invitational (April 14)
Ripon College Invitational (March 31)