WUSTL Track & Field Teams Compete at Monmouth Fighting Scots Open
Monmouth, Ill., May 5, 2013 – A pair of first-place finishes highlighted the performances of 13 members of the Washington University in St. Louis track & field teams at the Monmouth Fighting Scots Open Saturday.
Washington U. claimed two of the top three finishes in the women’s pole vault. Sophomore Claire Simons won the event with a clearance of 3.57m, while junior Moira Killoran placed third with a height of 3.22m.
Senior Anne Diaz-Arrastia earned the other first-place finish on the day for Washington U., recording a leap of 5.43m to win the women’s long jump. Sophomore Melissa Gilkey finished as the runner-up in the javelin with a throw of 34.96m.
The men’s 400 relay team of sophomores Troy Makous, James Hallwood, Nick Alaniva and senior Ryan Doll clocked a time of 42.71 to finish fourth. Hallwood also added a sixth-place finish in the 100 (11.25), while Doll placed eighth in the 200 (22.84). Makous cleared a season-best height of 4.60m to place second in the pole vault, while Alaniva finished third with a height of 4.45m.
The Washington University men’s and women’s track & field teams return to action at the Dr. Keeler Invitational hosted by North Central College Thursday-Friday, May 9-10, in Naperville, Ill.