Vikings of the Week
Vikings of the Week are chosen throughout the school year by Lawrence University Director of Athletic Media Relations Joe Vanden Acker. The honor is given to a student-athlete for his or her outstanding play, contributions to the team, significant achievements, record-setting performance, etc. On occasion, the honor is given to an entire team.
Week of May 2-8, 2016
Kyle Duex, Baseball
Kyle Duex turned in an epic performance to help Lawrence, which was desperately short on pitching for the season's final doubleheader, to a Midwest Conference split. The sophomore pitcher from River Falls, Wis., pitched the first 13 innings of the doubleheader and fired more than 200 pitches on the afternoon. In the opener, Duex went the distance, allowed eight hits and one earned run in a 3-2 loss. He then started the second game and went five innings. He allowed eight hits and four runs and departed with a 6-4 lead. The Vikings later lost the lead but came back to win 11-8.
Women's 4x400 Relay Team, Track and Field
The Lawrence women's 4x400 team of Amy Hutchings, Hayley Cardinal, Aubrey Scott and Janey Degnan provided the most exiting moment of the Viking Invitational at Whiting Field. The Vikings got great efforts from Scott, Degnan and Cardinal, but St. Norbert held about a 25-meter lead when Hutchings took the baton for the anchor leg. Hutchings started cutting into the lead but was still about 20 meters behind as she hit turn three. Hutchings then started closing the gap quickly and edged the St. Norbert runner at the line. Lawrence finished first in 4:26.40, and St. Norbert was second in 4:26.89.