Vikings win trio of titles at St. Norbert Quad; Straughan breaks school record in hammer

Vikings win trio of titles at St. Norbert Quad; Straughan breaks school record in hammer

DE PERE, Wis. -- The Lawrence University track teams took three individual titles and broke a school record Saturday at the St. Norbert College Quad at Schneider Stadium.

Joe Kortenhof won the 5,000 meters, Noah Shea was first in the triple jump and Kate Kilgus ran to victory in the 1,500 meters. Jackson Straughan also broke the Lawrence record in the hammer throw.

Kortenhof won the 5,000 in 16:06.49, nearly eight seconds faster than Carthage's Matt August. Lawrence's Ben Schaefer grabbed third in 16:52.97.

Shea posted a winning jump of 42 feet, 7 inches, in the triple jump. He easily won the title over St. Norbert's Kevin Schlichter, who was second at 40-11.75. 

Kilgus grabbed first in the 1,500 in 4:59.18, more than eight seconds faster than Carthage's Maddy Schwartz.

Lawrence's women's 4x100 relay team was second in 53.37 seconds, and the 4x400 team was third in 4:32.33.

Lawrence took two of the top six spots in the 100 as Fanita Robins finished third in 12.97 seconds and Janey Degnan was sixth in 13.84. Hallie Sogin grabbed third in the 400 hurdles in 1:17.31, and Christina Sedall was fourth in the 3,000 steeplechase in 12:49.22.

The Lawrence women finished fifth with 48 points, and Concordia (Wis.) was first with 190.5. On the men's side, Lawrence finished fifth with 74 points, and UW-Stevens Point won the title with 177.

Straughan secured fourth place in the hammer with a throw of 159-1. Straughan broke the 2012 record of 157-4 set by Nick Kerkman.

Lawrence also grabbed a trio of second-place finishes. Teddy Kortenhof was second in the steeplechase in 10:42.58, and Alec Timpe took fifth in 11:05.82. The 4x100 relay was second in 47.56, and the 4x400 team was second in 3:55.04.

Dan Sandacz placed in both hurdle events as he took fourth in the 400 hurdles in 59.74 and sixth in the 110 hurdles in 16.66.