Anna Etherington’s School Record Highlights WUSTL Track & Field Finishes at Fighting Scot Invite
MONMOUTH RESULTS | TYSON RESULTS
Monmouth, Ill., Feb. 9, 2013 – Junior Anna Etherington broke the school record on her way to winning the women’s pole vault to highlight several outstanding performances for the Washington University in St. Louis track & field teams at the Monmouth Fighting Scot Invitational Saturday.
Etherington cleared a career-best height of 3.87 meters to take over the school record in the women’s pole vault. The clearance was two centimeters above Etherington’s previous career best, and one centimeter better than the previous school record of 3.86m, set in 2008 by Morgen Leonard-Fleckman. Etherington ranks third in NCAA Division III this season with the mark.
Sophomore Claire Simons also posted a career-best, clearing 3.52m to finish second in the event. Simons’ mark also ranks third on the Washington University all-time indoor list, moving her ahead of Katie Hered (3.46m). The performance moved Simons into 16th on the Division III performance list this season.
Senior Anne Diaz-Arrastia had another big day for the WUSTL women. She finished second in the triple jump with a career-best leap of 11.60m. The mark improved her previous personal best by 26 centimeters, and ranks third on Washington U.’s all-time list. Diaz-Arrastia ranks fifth in Division III this season with the jump. She also posted the third-fastest prelim time in the 60 hurdles (9.35), equaling her personal-best from a week ago.
Diaz-Arrastia, junior Nkele Davis, junior Alison Cesarz and freshman Emily Warner teamed up to win the women’s 1,600 relay with a time of 4:05.07. The team of freshmen Jasmine Berger, Lane Porter, Bri Tiffany, and junior Jasmine Williams placed second in 4:08.05.
Warner also won the 800 in a season-best time of 2:15.94, which ranks 10th in Division III this season. Tiffany finished fifth in the event in a time of 2:22.15. Meanwhile, Williams tied for second in the high jump with a clearance of 1.60m.
The Washington U. men’s results were highlighted by a first- through ninth-place sweep in the 5,000. Junior Kevin Sparks clocked a time of 14:46.52 to win the event. The time ranks 16th on the Division III performance list this season. Junior Michael Ellenberger (15:07.54), senior David Hamm (15:11.83), sophomore Ryan Senci (15:18.29) and junior Elliott Petterson (15:18.71) finished second through fifth, respectively. Sophomore Garrett Patrick, sophomore Andrew Catanese, junior Justin Rodriguez and sophomore Sam Lazechko followed in sixth through ninth.
Freshman Alex Arteaga (high jump) and sophomore Troy Makous each added a runner-up finish for the WUSTL men. Arteaga placed second in the high jump with a clearance of 1.78m. Makous finished second in the pole vault (4.45m), while sophomore Nick Alaniva (4.30m) placed fourth.
In the women’s mile, Washington U. finished second through fifth. Junior Katy Barron (5:20.63) raced to a runner-up finish, while freshman Nicole Migotsky (5:21.49), junior Elizabeth Worley (5:22.49), and senior Lexy Millett (5:22.86) finished third through fifth. Junior Lizzy Handschy also picked up a runner-up finish, placing second in the 3,000 in a time of 10:36.54.
Also over the weekend, sophomore Lucy Cheadle clocked a personal-best time of 17:16.06 to place second in the women’s 5,000 at the Tyson Invitational hosted by the University of Arkansas Friday. As the only non-Division I athlete in the field, Cheadle placed second behind Shannon Klenke of Arkansas, who won with a time of 16:58.10. Cheadle’s time ranks third on the Washington University all-time list, and moved her into seventh in the event in Division III this season.
The Washington University track & field teams are back in action Friday, Feb. 15, at the Illinois College Alumni Classic in Jacksonville, Ill.