Chand paces Vikings in La Crosse Final Qualifier

Lawrence women's track action Alex Chand and Molly Doruska
Alex Chand, left, was the top finisher for the Vikings at the La Crosse Final Qualifier as she took seventh in the 1,500. Teammate Molly Doruska finished ninth in the same event.

LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Alex Chand was Lawrence University track and field's top finisher on Thursday at the UW-La Crosse Final Qualifier at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Chand led three straight finishers for the Vikings in the 1,500 meters as she took seventh in 5:08.82. Rookie Leah Hawksford finished eighth in 5:19.82 and senior Molly Doruska was ninth in 5:29.95. Chand also finished 15th in the 400 in 1:06.86.

Nora Robinson ran to 17th place in the 100 in 13.49 seconds, and Sara Klemme was 18th in the shotput with a distance of 32 feet, 2.75 inches.

On the men's side, Cullen Allard was 13th in the 3,000 steeplechase in 10:41.16.

On Wednesday, Joe Kortenhof competed at the Gregory Invitational at North Central College and finished 13th in the 5,000 in 14:57.86.