Jackey Sets School Record to Lead WUSTL Track & Field Teams at Bob Keck Invite
Bloomington, Ill., February 4, 2012 – Washington University in St. Louis senior Erica Jackey broke her own school record in the 800 meters to help the WUSTL women finish fourth at the Bob Keck Invite on Saturday at Illinois Wesleyan University. The Washington U. men’s team finished seventh in the team standings.
Washington University scored 40 points to finish fourth on the women’s side, while the men’s team scored 26 points. Division I Illinois State won both team titles by scoring 114 points on each side.
Jackey improved her school-record time by nearly four seconds to finish as the runner-up in the women’s 800. She clocked a time of 2:10.69, bettering her record of 2:14.14 set two weeks ago.
Sophomore Anna Etherington was the lone event winner for either of the Washington U. teams. She cleared a personal-best height of 3.81 meters to win the women’s pole vault. Etherington’s mark was 0.3 of a meter better than her previous best, and ranks second on Washington U.’s all-time list.
Seniors Tyler Jackson and Justin Pieper each posted third-place finishes for the WUSTL men. Jackson ran a season-best time of 7.65 to finish third in the 55 hurdles. Pieper placed third in the high jump with a clearance of 1.95m. Freshman Troy Makous cleared a season-best height of 4.55m to finish third in the men’s pole vault, while freshman Nicholas Alaniva also cleared 4.55m to place sixth. Junior Ryan Doll clocked a season-best time of 22.90 to finish sixth in the 200.
The Washington U. women also recorded a third- through fifth-place sweep in the mile. Sophomores Elizabeth Worley, Katy Barron and Claire Tourjee placed third (5:23.08), fourth (5:24.33) and fifth (5:25.50), respectively. Sophomore Lizzy Handschy added a fourth-place finish in the 3,000 (10:45.92) for the Washington U. women.
The Washington U. track and field teams travel to Monmouth, Ill., to compete in the Fighting Scots Invitational at Monmouth College.