Washington U. Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Teams Finish Second at Terre Haute Double Dual
Terre Haute, Ind., Jan. 12, 2013 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s track & field teams combined to win four events at the Terre Haute Double Dual Saturday afternoon.
Illinois Wesleyan University finished first in the Division III women’s team standings with 104 points, while Washington U. was second (91) and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology was third (45). On the men’s side, Rose-Hulman claimed the team title with 126 points, while Washington U. finished second (90.5) and Illinois Wesleyan followed in third (73.5). NCAA Division I schools Indiana State University and Illinois State University also competed in the double dual.
A 1-2-3 finish in the 800-meter run highlighted the day for the Washington U. men. Sophomore Brendan Stone led the way with a time of 2:02.73. Freshmen Josh Clark and Britt Henderson took second and third with times of 2:03.01 and 2:03.13, respectively.
Sophomore Zach Lonneman claimed first place in the men’s shot put with a throw of 13.35 meters. Lonneman edged senior teammate Tom Arnold, who finished second with a throw of 13.32m.
Junior Anna Etherington cleared a season-best 3.67m to win the women’s pole vault for the second time in as many meets this season. Sophomore Claire Simons took third in the event with a clearance of 3.22m.
The women also picked up an event win in the 3,000 as sophomore Lucy Cheadle raced to first with a time of 10:06.40. Sophomore Julie Mulvaney-Kemp finished second with a time of 11:06.75.
The Washington U. men added runner-up finishes in the 200 (senior Ryan Doll - 23.16), 400 (junior Arthur Townsend - 51.52), mile (freshman Vince Stephen - 4:36.65), 1,600 relay (freshman James Fitzhugh, sophomore David Gorsche, sophomore Tim Elliott, Townsend – 3:30.62), and pole vault (Elliott – 4.15m).
Meanwhile the Washington U. women picked up second-place finishes in the 800 (freshman Emily Warner – 2:16.14), mile (freshman Nicole Migotsky – 5:29.84), 1,600 relay (junior Nkele Davis, freshman Jasmine Berger, freshman Lane Porter, Warner – 4:06.45), high jump (junior Jasmine Williams – 1.56m), and shot put (senior Anne Diaz-Arrastia – 9.78m).
The Washington U. men’s and women’s track & field teams continue their indoor seasons Saturday, Jan. 19 at the I55 Open hosted by Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington, Ill.