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 February 13-19, 2017
William Nichols, Track and Field
Will Nichols shattered the Lawrence record in the 200 meters at the UW-Oshkosh Titan Challenge. The freshman from Aldie, Va., raced to the finish in 22.81 seconds, cruising past the 13-year-old school record of 23.06. The mark was set by Adrell Bullock back in 2004. Nichols, who owns the fifth-fastest time in the Midwest Conference, was edged in the race by UW-Eau Claire's Aaron Zmolek, who won in 22.39.
Emmi Zheng, Swimming
Emmi Zheng was the top individual finisher for Lawrence as she posted pair of seconds at the Midwest Conference Championships in Grinnell, Iowa. The sophomore from St. Louis Park, Minn., battled Lake Forest's Lauren Dalecky in both breaststroke events. Zheng was second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.49, less than a second behind Dalecky, who took the title in 1:06.53. Zheng, who also took fifth in the 500 freestyle, was second in the 200 breaststroke in 2:28.35, and Dalecky grabbed first in 2:24.15.