JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — Freshman Rose Tepper won her first league title when she took first place in the high jump at the Midwest Conference Championships.
Tepper won the event with a leap of 5 feet, 3 inches, and helped Lawrence to a 1-2 finish. Senior Madeline Steininger placed second, also with a jump of 5-3 in the meet at Illinois College.
The Vikings finished ninth in the team standings with 18 points.
On the men’s side, Lawrence’s Nick Kerkman placed in two events to pace the Vikings. He took sixth place in the hammer throw with a toss of 144-5. Kerkman also placed seventh in the shot put with a toss of 43-2.5.
The top placers for the men were Sam Stevens and David Zane. Stevens took fifth in the 800 meters in 1:57.19. Zane grabbed fifth place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:57.04.
The Lawrence men finished ninth with 13 points.