BELOIT, Wis. — Rose Tepper took second place in the high jump to pace the Lawrence University track team on Friday’s opening day of the Midwest Conference Championships at Strong Stadium.

Tepper, a former conference champion in the high jump, took second with a jump of 5 feet, 5 inches. Monmouth College’s Emily Tysma won the event with a jump of 5-7.25.

Freshmen Sofie Yang and Genna Matt also placed for the Vikings on Friday. Yang grabbed fourth place in the pole vault with a height of 10-0.75, and Matt was eighth in the hammer throw with a toss of 121-7.25.

The Lawrence women are in eighth place with 14 points.

On the men’s side, senior Sam Stevens wasn’t able to defend his championship in the 1,500 meters. Stevens took fifth place in 4:00.64, and teammate Dan Thoresen was sixth in 4:03.42.

Sophomore Kyle Dockery took sixth place in the 10,000 with a time of 33:29.10.

The Lawrence men are in eighth place with 10 points.