Women’s DMR Sets School Record to Lead Washington U. at IC Alumni Classic
Jacksonville, Ill., February 17, 2012 – The Washington University in St. Louis women’s distance medley relay team set a school record as one of 11 event champions for the Bears indoor track & field teams Washington University to the men’s and women’s team titles at the Illinois College Alumni Classic on Friday night.
The Washington U. women won the team title with 189 points, while runner-up Illinois College finished with 89. On the men’s side, Washington U. scored 177 points to win. Illinois College finished second with 132, while NCAA Division II Missouri S&T was third with 107.
The women’s DMR team of sophomore Shannon Howell, seniors Erica Jackey and Elizabeth Phillips, and freshman Lucy Cheadle clocked a time of 11:46.38 to win the event and break the previous school record of 11:48.98 set in 2011. The time also ranks second in NCAA Division III this season.
Sophomore Jasmine Williams won the women’s high jump with a clearance of 1.67 meters, just one centimeter short of her career-best. She also added a second-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 5.23m.
Sophomore Nkele Davis won the women’s 400 meters with a season-best time of 1:01.52. Sophomores Anna Etherington and Katie Sandson also won individual events for the Washington U. women. Etherington cleared a height of 3.63 meters to win the pole vault, while Sandson won the 60 with a time of 8.14. The women’s 1,600 relay team was the sixth event champion for Washington U., winning in a time of 4:14.42.
Senior Tyler Jackson, freshman Lukas Rees, and junior Ryan Doll all won individual running events for the Washington U. men. Jackson won the 60 hurdles in 8.28, Rees clocked a time of 4:32.54 to win the mile, and Doll sprinted to the 200 title with a time of 23.05.
Senior Justin Pieper was the lone field-event winner for the Washington U. men. Pieper won the high jump with a clearance of 1.90m. The men’s 1,600 relay team also raced to first place with a time of 3:29.53.
The Washington University track & field teams travel to New York for the University Athletic Association (UAA) Indoor Championships on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25-26 at New York University.