WashU Scores Multiple First Place Finishes at SLU Invite

WashU Scores Multiple First Place Finishes at SLU Invite

St. Louis, Mo., April 7, 2017 – The Washington University in St. Louis track & field program totaled two first place finishes at the Saint Louis University Invite Friday evening.

WashU's women scored 57 points to lead the six team field of teams ranging from Division I to Division III, while SLU was second with 36 points after day one. The WashU men were third with 21 points while Missouri Baptist University led the group of eight programs competing with 28 points.

The WashU women were led by sophomore Heidi Nassos' first place finish in pole vault. The Wheaton, Ill.-native set an outdoor personal-best with a height of 3.75m, a height which ties for the sixth best clearance in Division III.

The Bears also had four other individuals place in the top-5 in sophomore Dominique Meyer (3.45m), freshman Anika Boyd (3.00m), junior Madeleine Mullen (2.70m) and freshman Nicole Thraum (2.70m).

Sophomore Quin Preston scored a first place finish in the hammer throw with a distance of 40.66m. Also scoring top-5 finishes for the men were junior Ezugo Onejeme with a third place finish in the long jump (6.30m), freshman Randy Bentley with a third place finish in the javelin (49.82m) and junior Matthew Coe with a fourth place finish in the javelin (43.70m).

The women also totaled five more top-5 finishes in multiple events including the 5,000m, long jump and javelin. In the 5,000 junior Mattie Gottbrath placed third (18:10.85), sophomore Lisa Gorham placed fourth (18:20.62) and senior Sarah Curci placed fifth (18:28.52).

Freshman Cienna Jordan scored a third place finish in the long jump (4.98m) and sophomore Rachel Kershner placed fifth in the javelin (34.64m).

The SLU Invite will continue Saturday at 10 a.m. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.