WashU Sends 11 to NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

WashU Sends 11 to NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

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St. Louis, Mo., May 21, 2016 — The Washington University men's and women's outdoor track & field teams qualified 11 athletes for the 2016 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, May 26-28, at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

The WashU women will have nine athletes competing in the Championships, while the men will have two. The 11 qualifying athletes include seniors Josh Clark, Emily Warner and Maisie Mahoney; juniors Deko Ricketts, Daisy Ogede, Kelli Hancock and Rebecca Ridderhoff; sophomores Annalise Wagner, Alison Lindsay and Aly Wayne; and freshman Elise Grever.

As the top-ranked team in NCAA Division III, the WashU women will look to improve upon last year's third-place finish. The WashU men, meanwhile, will compete after placing 33rd last season.

Ogede will race in three events to lead the women's team. For the second year in a row, Ogede will compete in the 100 and 200 after clocking the fastest qualifying time in the 200 (24.21) and the second-fastest qualifying time in the 100 (11.78). She finished as the runner-up in both events last season. Ogede will also team with Grever, Warner and Hancock in the 400 relay after the team qualified fifth with a school-record time of 46.98.

Hancock and Ridderhoff both qualified to compete in the women's 400 hurdles. Hancock posted the second-fastest qualifying time (1:00.71), while Ridderhoff qualified seventh (1:01.59).

Wagner and Warner both qualified to race in the women's 800. Wagner qualified fourth with her school-record time of 2:09.30. Warner qualified 11th with a time of 2:10.33.

Hancock, Ridderhoff, Wagner and Warner will all team up to participate in the 1,600 relay after posting the third-fastest qualifying time of 3:47.03.

For the WashU men, Clark will compete in the 1,500 for the second straight season. After finishing seventh last season, Clark qualified seventh in the race with a school-record time of 3:46.03. In addition, Ricketts qualified 19th in the 800 with a time of 1:51.11.

Lindsay returns to the women's 3,000 steeplechase for the second consecutive season after recording the third-fastest qualifying time of 10:38.03. As a freshman, Lindsay finished 10th at the Outdoor Championships last season.

Other qualifiers include Wayne, who clocked the 14th-fastest qualifying time (35:57.88) in the women's 10,000, and Mahoney, who qualified 13th in the women's heptathlon with a total of 4,464 points.

See below for a full schedule of WashU participants in the three-day Championship meet.

Thursday, May 26
11:00 a.m.: Women's Heptathlon (100 Hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put, 200) – Mahoney
3:15 p.m.: Women's 400 Relay (prelims) – Ogede, Grever, Warner and Hancock
3:30 p.m.: Men's 1,500 (prelims) – Clark
4:15 p.m.: Women's 400 Hurdles (prelims) – Hancock and Ridderhoff
4:45 p.m.: Women's 200 (prelims) - Ogede
5:30 p.m.: Women's 3,000 Steeplechase (prelims) – Lindsay
6:35 p.m.: Women's 10,000 (finals) – Wayne
7:35 p.m.: Women's 1,600 Relay (prelims) - Hancock, Ridderhoff, Wagner and Warner

Friday, May 27
12:00 p.m.: Women's Heptathlon (Long Jump, Javelin, 800) – Mahoney
5:30 p.m.: Women's 100 (prelims) - Ogede
5:45 p.m.: Men's 800 (prelims) – Ricketts
6:00 p.m.: Women's 800 (prelims) – Wagner and Warner

Saturday, May 28
12:45 p.m.: Women's 3,000 Steeplechase (finals) – Lindsay
1:15 p.m.: Women's 400 Relay (finals) - Ogede, Grever, Warner and Hancock
1:25 p.m.: Men's 1,500 (finals) – Clark
2:40 p.m.: Women's 100 (finals) - Ogede
2:50 p.m.: Men's 800 (finals) – Ricketts
3:00 p.m.: Women's 800 (finals) – Wagner and Warner
3:25 p.m.: Women's 400 Hurdles (finals) – Hancock and Ridderhoff
3:50 p.m.: Women's 200 (finals) - Ogede
5:00 p.m.: Women's 1,600 Relay (finals) - Hancock, Ridderhoff, Wagner and Warner