Women’s Track & Field Tops Engineering Invite; Men 2nd

Women’s Track & Field Tops Engineering Invite; Men 2nd

Terre Haute, Ind., Jan. 28, 2017 – The Washington University in St. Louis track & field team combined for six titles during the Engineers Invitational hosted by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Saturday evening.

The women finished with a group leading 183.5 points followed by Bellarmine (137), Rose-Hulman (77.5), Kentucky Wesleyan (73.5), Transylvania (49), Thomas More (32), Franklin (28), Hanover (5.5) and Brescia (5). The men's 107 points placed second behind Rose-Hulman's 198 points and ahead of Wabash (106), Thomas More (62), Bellarmine (53), Kentucky Wesleyan (49), Transylvania (25), Franklin (15) and Brescia (3).

The women placed within the top five 24 times, including three first place finishes. Rebecca Ridderhoff, Kelli Hancock, Annalise Wagner and Daisy Ogede ran to a Rose-Hulman record time during the 4x400m relay (3:51.58). The 4x400m relay time is the top time within NCAA Division III this season.

Ridderhoff, Nicky Althoff, Wagner and Hancock teamed up for a first place time in the 4x200m relay (1:44.91). Cienna Jordan also claimed the long jump title with a distance of 5.12m.

The men were led by Ezugo Onejeme, Nick Matteucci and Deko Ricketts. Onejeme improved his top distance in the triple jump with a season-best distance of 13.49m.

Ricketts won the 800m dash by dropping more than two seconds of his previous season-best time to 1:54.75, the third best time in the country. Conor Cashner placed second with less than a second separating him from Ricketts, 1:55.59.

Matteucci won the one-mile run with a time of 4:19.58 which ranks 19th in Division III.

Alison Lindsay ranks third in the country for the one-mile run after placing second at Rose-Hulman (5:00.74). Ridderhoff also ranks within the top five in Division III 60m hurdles (9.02) after her second place finish.

The Bears will travel to Bloomington, Ill. on Saturday, Feb. 4 for its next meet during the Keck DIII Select starting at 11 a.m. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.