APPLETON, Wis. — The Lawrence University track and field teams and fencing squads compete in their conference championships this weekend.
The Lawrence thinclads head to Jacksonville, Ill., for the Midwest Conference Championships on Friday and Saturday looking to bring home some individual titles. The Lawrence fencers are off to Columbus, Ohio, for the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships at Ohio State.
Event: Midwest Conference Championships
When and Where: Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25, King Field House, Jacksonville, Ill. Competition begins Friday at 1 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.
Webcast: Midwest Conference Championships
Fast Fact: The Vikings have several title contenders, led by distance standouts Josh Janusiak and Joe Kortenhof. Look for a pair of rookies, Will Nichols and Noah Shea, to have a big impact as well. Nichols, fresh off breaking the school record in the 200 meters, will compete in multiple events, and Shea is one of the league’s top triple jumpers.
Opponent: Lawrence vs. Lakeland (0-0)
When and Where: Saturday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., Fox Cities Racquet Club.
Fast Fact: The Vikings look to snap a two-match losing skid after falling to UW-La Crosse and Concordia Wisconsin. Bill Schuman-Kline remains unbeaten in singles on young season as he improved to 3-0 at No. 2.
Event: Midwest Fencing Conference Championships
When and Where: Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25-26, all day, French Field House, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Fast Fact: The Vikings are looking to improve on their combined fourth-place finish at the 2016 MFC Championships. The men grabbed second place last season, and the women were fifth. The top returning individual finishers for the Vikings are Nathan Schlesinger, who was sixth in foil, and Natalie Hagopian, who took 12th in foil.