Indoor Track & Field Compete at North Central and Illinois College
NCC RESULTS | IC RESULTS
St. Louis, Mo., February 18, 2011 — The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams were in competition at the North Central College Cardinal Classic in Naperville, Ill., and the Illinois College Alumni Classic in Jacksonville, Ill., on Friday night.
The meets marked the final warm-up for the two squads before next weekend’s University Athletic Association (UAA) Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted Friday-Saturday, Feb. 26-27, by the University of Chicago in Chicago, Ill.
Junior Liz Phillips highlighted the Washington University performances at North Central College on Friday night, winning the mile run with an NCAA Division III Championship provisional qualifying time of 4:56.57. The run represented her best performance in the event this season and was just 1.57 shy of the NCAA automatic qualifying time, currently ranking fifth among all mile times submitted in Division III this season.
In men’s competition at North Central College, junior Paul Garcia was the runner-up in the mile with a strong time of 4:17.29, while junior Matt Rickard finished third in the 800-meter run (1:58.39).
With a majority of the Washington University men’s and women’s indoor track and field student-athletes competing at Illinois College on Friday night, the two teams finished second and first respectively in the team scoring. The women’s team tallied 234 points and grabbed first-place finishes in eight events. The WUSTL men’s team finished with 165 points and nine event-winning performances.
Junior Erica Jackey and junior Dan Davis each set a new school record at the Illinois College meet. Jackey won the 1,000-meter with a Washington University record-breaking time of 3:01.70, while Davis won the 60-meter hurdles with a mark of 8.28, breaking the school record of 8.32 he and teammate Tyler Jackson each set earlier this year.
Freshman Liz Godar, senior Chris Malaya and senior Ben Harmon each won a pair of events. Godar finished first in the 60-meter dash (8.19) and the 200-meter (27.47), while Malaya won the 200 (23.08) and the 400-meter (51.41). Harmon won the high jump (1.92 meters) and the long jump (6.89 meters).