Washington U. Track & Field Teams Post Five Season-Bests at Pointer Qualifier
Stevens Point, Wis., March 2, 2013 – Five members of the Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s track & field teams competed at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Pointer Qualifier Saturday.
Freshman Emily Warner ran a season-best time of 2:12.58 to finish second in the women’s 800. Warner’s time ranks second in Washington U. school history, and seventh on the NCAA Division III performance list this season.
Senior Anne Diaz-Arrastia improved her career-best by one centimeter to win the women’s triple jump with a leap of 11.61 meters. The mark ranks third all-time at Washington U. and 12th on the Division III performance list.
Three pole vaulters also competed for Washington U. at the meet. Sophomore Claire Simons tied for first in the women’s pole vault with a career-best clearance of 3.56m, which ranks third on Washington U.’s all-time list. Junior Moira Killoran tied for third with a season-best mark of 3.41m. Sophomore Nick Alaniva also posted a career-best, tying for first in the men’s pole vault with a clearance of 4.70m. Alaniva’s mark moved him to third on the Washington U. all-time list.
Washington U.’s men’s and women’s track & field teams will await the official announcement of national qualifiers for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships. That announcement is scheduled to be made in a press release on NCAA.com Monday, March 4.