The Week Ahead: February 18-24

APPLETON, Wis. -- Four Lawrence University squads compete at their respective conference championships this weekend. The men's and women's track and field teams head to Monmouth, Ill., for the Midwest Conference Championships, which begin Friday at Monmouth College. The men's and women's fencing teams are off to Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, for the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships on Saturday and Sunday.

Lawrence track and field logo TRACK AND FIELD

Event: Midwest Conference Championships

When and Where: Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23, Huff Athletic Center, Monmouth, Ill.


Live Results:

Fast Fact: Lawrence's Josh Janusiak enters the Midwest Conference Championships on a roll. Janusiak was named the Midwest Conference Track Performer of the Week after breaking the Lawrence record in the 3,000 meters. Janusiak won the 3,000 at the Titan Challenge in 8:36.82 to shatter his own school record of 8:40.31 set in 2018. Janusiak is the defending MWC champion in the 5,000, and he set the conference record on his way to winning that event in 2018.


Opponent: Lawrence vs. Dubuque (0-4)

When and Where: Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m., Green Bay Tennis Center, De Pere, Wis.

Series Record: Lawrence has a 4-1 record against Dubuque in a series that started in 2009.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. UW-Eau Claire (5-2)

When and Where: Saturday, Feb. 23, 3 p.m., Green Bay Tennis Center, De Pere, Wis.

Series Record: In a series that started in 1977, UW-Eau Claire has a 12-2 advantage over Lawrence.

Fast Fact: Lawrence's Cade Francour was nearly perfect last weekend as he won three of his four matches. Francour posted straight-sets victories in singles against both Concordia Wisconsin and Lakeland. He teamed with Connor Maloney for an 8-1 No. 1 doubles win over Lakeland and a tough 8-6 loss against Concordia.


Event: Midwest Fencing Conference Championships

When and Where: Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-24, 9 a.m., French Field House, Columbus, Ohio

Fast Fact: Lawrence finished third in the combined team standings at the conference championships a season ago with the men finishing third and the women taking fourth. Nathan Schlesinger is the top returning fencer for the Vikings as he took second in foil in 2018. The top returning fencer on the women's side is Allison Kim, who was 13th in sabre a season ago.