St. Louis, Mo., July 18, 2019 – Three Washington University in St. Louis teams had NCAA record finishes in the 2018-19 school year - men's cross country (second), men's swimming & diving (fifth) and men's indoor track & field (fifth).
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
The men's cross country team had its top overall finish in school history as the Bears ran to a second-place finish at the NCAA Championship Nov. 17 in Winnecone, Wis. Brad Hodkinson led the charge for the Bears with a seventh place finish, while Nick Matteucci earned his first cross country All-American honors by crossing the finish line in 10th. Peter Johnsrud earned his second consecutive All-American cross country honor by placing 31st overall.
MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING
The men's swimming & diving team finished in fifth place at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving National Championships, the top placement in team history. Head coach Brad Shively was awarded the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division III Men's Coach of the Year. Brandon Lum won his second-overall 200 butterfly national championship on March 22, while the 400 medley relay team (Peyton Wilson, Kevin Van Cleave, Andrew Pek, Chase Van Patten) set a school record in the process of winning the first relay event title in program history on March 21.
MEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
The men's indoor track and field team finished in a program record fifth place at the NCAA Division III Championship in Boston. The Bears recorded nine All-America citations, including a national runner-up finish from the 4x400m relay team (Jason Singer, John Harry Wagner, Andrew Whitaker, Eddie Wintergalen).
#1 - August 1
#2 - July 30
#3 - July 25
#4 - July 23
#5 - Record Finishes for MXC, MSwim & MITF
#6 - Women's Soccer Undefeated Regular Season/Final Four
#7 - John Howard named National Pitcher of the Year
#8 - Women's XC/TF Named Top Program in Division III
#9 - Historic Baseball Season
#10 - Alison Lindsay Named NCAA Top-10 Award winner