WUSTL Track & Field Teams Win Six Events in Indoor Season Opener at IWU
Bloomington, Ill., Dec. 7, 2013 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s track and field teams each won three events to highlight the indoor season opener for the Bears at the Titan First Chance meet hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University Saturday.
Senior Jasmine Williams won a pair of individual titles to lead the Washington U. women. Williams cleared a height of 1.63m to win the high jump, and added the long jump title with a leap of 5.28m. Sophomore Emily Warner also won an individual title for the WUSTL women, racing to first in the 600 in 1:36.39.
Sophomores James Fitzhugh and Britt Henderson each claimed individual first-place finishes for the Washington U. men. Fitzhugh won the 300 in a time of 35.86, while Henderson finished first in the 600 in 1:22.43. The Bears’ final event win was in the men’s 1,600 relay, in which the Bears clocked a time of 3:26.63.
Senior Katie Sandson added a pair of runner-up finishes for the Washington U. women. She finished second in the 60 in 8.02 and clocked a career-best time of 26.78 to place second in the 200. Senior Anna Etherington cleared 3.80m in the women’s pole vault, finishing second behind NCAA Division II Missouri S&T’s Taylor Cipicchio who also cleared 3.80m. Junior Claire Simons placed fourth with a height of 3.50m, which was just six centimeters off her indoor career best.
The women’s 1,600 relay finished third with a time of 4:06.93. Freshman Jack MacCarthy added a third-place finish for the WUSTL men in the 60 hurdles with a time of 8.66.
The Washington U. track & field teams resume their indoor seasons Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Titan Triangular hosted by Illinois Wesleyan.