Bears Conclude Competition at NCAA Outdoor Championships
MEN'S RESULTS | WOMEN'S RESULTS
Berea, Ohio, May 29, 2010 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s outdoor track and field team finished in a tie for 74th place and the women’s squad tied for 67th as the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship meet drew to a close on Saturday, May 29, at the George Finnie Stadium in Berea, Ohio.
The Bears had five student-athletes in competition on the final day of competition but the Red and Green were unable to garner any All-America finishes and climb up the team standings.
WUSTL had junior Dave Spandorfer and sophomore Michael Burnstein run in the men’s 5,000-meter. Spandorfer finished in 14th place with a time of 15:11.56, while Burnstein placed 17th in 15:35.94. Both student-athletes competed in the 10,000-meter two days prior, with Burnstein garnering All-America honors with a seventh-place finish.
For the women’s team, sophomore Liz Phillips narrowly missed out on an All-America finish in the 1,500-meter. She placed 10th in the race with a time of 4:33.13, falling just 1.7 seconds shy of the eighth-place time.
Freshman Anne-Diaz Arrastia leapt 11.34 meters in the women’s triple jump trials, but did not qualify for the final on Saturday afternoon.
WUSTL seven-time All-American Taryn Surtees rounded out the Bears’ competitors on Saturday, as she ran in the 5,000-meter, but she did not finish race. She was eighth in the 10,000-meter on Thursday evening, earning All-America honors in that event for a second year in a row.