Washington University Track & Field Teams Open Season at IWU First Chance Meet
Bloomington, Ill., Dec. 1, 2012 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s track and field teams combined to win five events in the first meet of the season Saturday at the Illinois Wesleyan University First Chance Meet at the Shirk Center.
The Washington U. men claimed four of the top five spots in the 200 meters, led by senior Ryan Doll who won the event with a time of 23.06. Sophomore James Hallwood (23.34), junior Arthur Townsend (23.37) and freshman Connor Furlong (23.52) finished behind Doll in third through fifth place, respectively. Doll also placed third in the 60 in 7.17, while sophomore Nick Alaniva followed in fourth (7.21).
Townsend added a first-place finish in the 300 with a time of 37.67. He also anchored Washington U.’s 1,600 relay, teaming up with sophomores Jake Bruemmer, David Gorsche and Tim Elliott to win the event in a time of 3:30.39.
Freshman Maisie Mahoney led a first- through third-place sweep for the Washington U. women in the high jump. Mahoney, senior Anne Diaz-Arrastia and freshman Natasha Tillett all cleared 1.50 meters to sweep the top three finishes in the event. Junior Anna Etherington was Washington U.’s final event winner, claiming first in the women’s pole vault with a clearance of 3.35m.
Mahoney also finished as the runner-up in the women’s 300 with a time of 45.72, while Diaz-Arrastia placed second in the 800 in a time of 2:32.01. Tillett added a pair of fourth-place finishes in the 60 hurdles (9.70) and the long jump (4.86m).
Alaniva also had a second-place finish in the men’s pole vault (4.25m), as well as a fourth-place finish in the long jump (6.31m). Sophomore Zach Lonneman finished as the runner-up in the men’s shot put (13.41m), while sophomore Ian Montague (13.81m) and Lonneman (11.05m) place third and fifth, respectively, in the weight throw.
Junior Madison Cannon placed second in the women’s shot put (11.28m) and fourth in the weight throw (10.46m). Freshman Emily Warner added a runner-up finish for the Washington U. women in the 600 (1:36.96).
The Washington University track & field teams return to action Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Rose-Hulman Double Dual in Terre Haute, Ind.