St. Louis, Mo., May 20, 2017 – Washington University in St. Louis will send 13 student-athletes to the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships scheduled Thursday-Saturday, May 25-27, in Geneva, Ohio at the SPIRE Institute.
The WashU women will have eight athletes compete individually including seniors Kelli Hancock, Ashley Knudson, Daisy Ogede and Rebecca Ridderhoff; juniors Alison Lindsay and Annalise Wagner; sophomores Abby Martin and Heidi Nassos; and freshman Anna Cossio. Representing the Bears men will be seniors Everett Kleven and Deko Ricketts; junior David O'Gara; and freshman Nick Matteucci.
Ogede qualified for three events individually: the 100m dash, 200m dash and 100m hurdles as well as being the anchor of the 4x400m-relay. Ridderhoff qualified for two events individually: the 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles as well as being the lead off runner of the 4x400m relay.
Hancock and Knudson will also represent the Bears on the nation's leading 4x400m relay, while also qualifying for events individually. Hancock will represent the Bears in the 400 hurdles as Knudson qualified for the 800m run. Cossio is listed as the alternate runner for the relay team.
The Bears added two more qualifying times in the 800m run. Wagner qualified for the championships with the fourth best time in Division III, while Ricketts will represent the men after running to the third fastest time this season.
The Bears will be represented on both the men and women's side in the pole vault as Kleven posted the third ranked height this season and Nassos is the 19th ranked woman.
The women will also be represented by two in the 3,000m steeplechase as Lindsay finished the season with the third fastest time and Martin posted the nation's ninth best time.
The Bears men qualified for multiple distance runs with Matteucci in the 1,500m run and O'Gara earning a spot in the 10,000m run. Matteucci enters the championship race with the fourth best time.
Schedule of Events:
Thursday, May 25
Time | Event | Athlete (Rank)
10:45 a.m.: Men's 10,000m (Finals) – O'Gara (15)
12:00 p.m.: Women's Pole Vault (Finals) – Nassos (19)
2:45 p.m.: Men's 1,500m (prelims) – Matteucci (4)
3:00 p.m.: Women's 400m Hurdles (prelims) – Ridderhoff (1), Hancock (3)
3:30 p.m.: Women's 200m (prelims) – Ogede (3)
4:00 p.m.: Women's 3,000m Steeplechase (prelims) – Lindsay (3), Martin (9)
5:00 p.m.: Women's 4x400m Relay (prelims) – Ridderhoff, Hancock, Knudson, Ogede (1) (Cossio – alternate)
Friday, May 26
2:15 p.m.: Women's 100m Hurdles (prelims) – Ogede (4), Ridderhoff (7)
3:15 p.m.: Women's 100m (prelims) – Ogede (6)
3:45 p.m.: Women's 800m (prelims) – Wagner (4), Knudson (7)
4:00 p.m.: Men's 800m (prelims) – Ricketts (3)
Saturday, May 27
11:30 a.m.: Women's 3,000m Steeplechase (Finals) – Lindsay (3), Martin (9)
12:00 p.m.: Men's Pole Vault (Finals) – Kleven (3)
12:35 p.m.: Men's 1,500m (Finals) – Matteucci (4)
12:50 p.m.: Women's 100m Hurdles (Finals) – Ogede (4), Ridderhoff (7)
1:30 p.m.: Women's 100m (Finals) – Ogede (6)
1:50 p.m.: Women's 800m (Finals) – Wagner (4), Knudson (7)
2:00 p.m.: Men's 800m (Finals) – Ricketts (3)
2:15 p.m.: Women's 400m Hurdles (Finals) – Ridderhoff (1), Hancock (3)
2:40 p.m.: Women's 200m (Finals) – Ogede (3)
3:50 p.m.: Women's 4x400m Relay (Finals) – Ridderhoff, Hancock, Knudson, Ogede (1) (Cossio – alternate)