The Week Ahead: February 25-March 3

APPLETON, Wis. -- Lawrence University's Maddy Smith and Josh Janusiak will both try to punch tickets to their respective NCAA Championships this weekend. Smith is competing at the NCAA Division III Diving Central Regional this weekend, and track star Janusiak is trying to solidfy his spot in the NCAA Division III Championships.

SWIMMING AND DIVING

Event: NCAA Division III Diving Central Regional

When and Where: Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, 2 p.m./noon, Class of 1950 Natatorium, Crawfordsville, Ind.

Video: https://www.wabash.edu/live

Live Results: https://secure.meetcontrol.com/divemeets/system/meetinfoext.php?meetnum=5850

Fast Fact: Lawrence diver Maddy Smith is headed to the NCAA Regional at Wabash College. A first-year student, Smith broke the 1-meter six-dive record earlier this season with a score of 212.00.

MEN'S TENNIS (4-3)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. UW-La Crosse (1-3)

When and Where: Friday, March 1, 7 p.m., Fox Cities Racquet Club

Series Record: UW-La Crosse is 12-0 against the Vikings in a series that started in 1989.

Fast Fact: Lawrence junior Cade Francour is off to a strong start this season with a 5-2 record while playing primarily at No. 3 singles. Francour now ranks 35th in Lawrence history with 29 career singles wins.

Lawrence track and field logo TRACK AND FIELD

Event: Pointer Final Qualifier

When and Where: Saturday, March 2, 10:30 a.m., Multi-Activity Center, Stevens Point, Wis.

Live Results: https://athletics.uwsp.edu/schedule.aspx?path=track

Fast Fact: Lawrence's Josh Janusiak is taking aim at securing his spot in the NCAA Division III Championships. Janusiak enters the week ranked 19th in the 5,000 meters, and the top 20 will head to the national indoor meet in Boston next week. Janusiak was an All-American outdoors in 2018, but he is shooting for his first trip to the indoor meet.

Lawrence track and field logo BASEBALL (0-0)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Illinois Tech (0-0)

When and Where: Saturday, March 2, 4 p.m., and Sunday, March 3, 1 p.m., Lenz Field, Jacksonville, Ill.

Series Record: Lawrence is 0-2 against Illinois Tech. The teams played a doubleheader back in 2017 to open the series.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Elmhurst (0-0)

When and Where: Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m., and Sunday, March 3, 10 a.m., Lenz Field, Jacksonville, Ill.

Series Record: In a series that started in 2015, Elmhurst is 4-1 against the Vikings.

Fast Fact: Lawrence head coach Chris Krepline is hoping to make his debut with the Vikings this weekend, but Mother Nature may have something to say about that. The weather forecast for southern Illinois doesn't look promising for the weekend.