Anna Etherington, Anne Diaz-Arrastia Earn All-America Honors on First Day of NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
Naperville, Ill., March 8, 2013 – Junior Anna Etherington and senior Anne Diaz-Arrastia each posted fourth-place finishes to earn All-America honors on the first day of the 2013 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships Friday at North Central College.
Washington U. ranks eighth in the women’s team standings after the first day with 9.5 points, just 5.5 points behind second place. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh sits in first with 26 points.
Etherington became the first All-American of the day for the Bears. She cleared a height of 3.85 meters to tie for fourth in the pole vault. It was the second year in a row Etherington posted a fourth-place finish in the event at the Indoor Championships.
Diaz-Arrastia broke her own school record in the indoor pentathlon to finish fourth in the event with 3,413 points. She clocked a season-best time of 9.31 in the 60-meter hurdles to sit in fourth after the first event. After clearing 1.51m in the high jump and recording a 9.11m throw in the shot put, Diaz-Arrastia sat in 12th heading into the final two events of the pentathlon. She posted the best leap in the long jump (5.50m) to move into ninth, then clocked a career-best time of 2:24.46 in the final event (800) to move up to fourth for an All-American finish.
In action on the track, freshman Emily Warner advanced to the final of the 800 by clocking a time of 2:13.05 in the prelims Friday. Warner will race in the 800 final at 3:10 p.m. Saturday. Diaz-Arrastia is scheduled to compete in the triple jump at 2 p.m. Saturday, and sophomore Lucy Cheadle will race in the women’s 5,000 at 3:40 p.m. Saturday.