Bears Total 11 Event Titles at Illinois College Hilltop Invite

Photos by Marco Quaroni
Photos by Marco Quaroni

Jacksonville, Ill., Feb. 16, 2018 – The Washington University in St. Louis track & field program totaled 11 first place finishes during Illinois College's Hilltop Invitational Friday evening at the King Field House.

Highlighting the Bears night in which no team scores were kept was freshman Sophie Grigaux with a first place finish in the 800m (2:16.99) and also a first place finish as a member of the 4x400m relay (3:59.28) with sophomore Nicky Althoff, sophomore Sara Mesiano and senior Annalise Wagner. Both times converted into top-15 marks within Division III as the relay time ranks seventh (3:56.15) and the 800m (2:15.43) ranks 15th.

Also seizing first place finishes for the women were Wagner in the 400m (59.59), junior Heidi Nassos in the pole vault (3.79m), freshman Rachel Novick in the long jump (4.91m) and junior Jay Pittman in the 60m hurdles (9.27).

The WashU men totaled five event titles including the 4x400m relay by junior Jason Singer, sophomore Eddie Wintergalen, freshman John Harry Wagner and sophomore Jon Fleming who posted a winning time of 3:24.00. Fleming also won the 800m in 1:57.45 while Wagner captured the 400m (50.80) title like his sister.

Sophomore Collis McKenzie took first in the high jump (1.93m) while sophomore Jacob Gray seized the 60m hurdles title in 8.70.

WashU will travel to Cleveland, Ohio next weekend to compete at Case Western Reserve University in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships. The championship begins Saturday, Feb. 24 at 12 p.m. (ET). Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Top Finishes

 

                                   Women           

Men

Event              

Place. Name

Mark

Place. Name

Mark

Long Jump

1. Rachel Novick

4.91m

6. Ezugo Onejeme

6.39m

Triple Jump

4. Leah Fine

10.00m

3. Collis McKenzie

13.22m

Shot Put

2. Randal Walker

11.06m

7. Quin Preston

12.06m

Weight Throw

5. Randal Walker

13.10m

4. Quin Preston

15.22m

Pole Vault

1. Heidi Nassos

3.79m

2. Brandon Hutchison

4.45m

High Jump

2. Anna Cossio

1.57m

1. Collis McKenzie

1.93m

One-Mile

2. Elizabeth Hagstrom

5:16.41

4. Chas Warden

4:31.51

400m

1. Annalise Wagner

59.59

1. John Harry Wagner

50.80

60m Hurdles

1. Jay Pittman

9.27

1. Jacob Gray

8.70

60m

2. Caira Watson Haynes

8.08

2. Zae Alcedo

7.06

800m

1. Sophie Grigaux

2:16.99 (Converted to DIII's 15th best time: 2:15.43)

1. Jon Fleming

1:57.45

200m

3. Josephine Simon

26.75

2. Jason Singer

22.92

4x400m Relay

1. Sophie Grigaux, Nicky Althoff, Sara Mesiano, Annalise Wagner

3:59.28 (Converted to DIII's 7th best time: 3:56.15)

1. Jason Singer, Eddie Wintergalen, John Harry Wagner, Jon Fleming

3:24.00