School Record Falls as Bears Push Towards Nationals

School Record Falls as Bears Push Towards Nationals

Waverly, Iowa, March 3, 2018 – The Washington University in St. Louis track & field program made one final push towards the NCAA Division III Track & Field National Championships, including the men's 4x400m relay record by junior Jason Singer, junior Eddie Wintergalen, freshman John Harry Wagner and sophomore Jon Fleming (3:18.66).

The Bears relay time ranks ninth nationally and has a strong chance of earning the group a trip to the national championship, which replaced the previous top time ran by Fitzugh, Henderson, Bastian and Ricketts in 2016 (3:19.01).

The women's 4x400m relay also posted a season-best time of 3:55.76 which ranks 10th nationally. The relay was run by freshman Sophie Grigaux, sophomore Nicky Althoff, sophomore Sara Mesiano and senior Annalise Wagner.

Freshman Eka Jose also had a tremendous showing during the triple jump earning first with her effort. She set a new personal-best with a leap of 11.70m. Jose's mark ranks 14th nationally and is also the third best in WashU history.

Freshman Julia Dannenbaum also placed first for WashU, as she captured the top mark in pole vault. She cleared a height of 3.73m which would rank in Division III's top-15 if not for her previously set personal-best mark of 3.77m at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships.

Top Finishes

 

                                   Women           

Men

Event              

Place. Name

Mark

Place. Name

Mark

400m

8. Rachel Novick

1:01.15

3. Andrew Whitaker

50.17

800m

2. Sophie Grigaux

2:14.89

N/A

 

1-mile

4. Sophie Watterson

5:08.00

5. Marco Quaroni

4:20.53

60m Hurdles

2. Jay Pittman

9.13

5. Andrew Whitaker (Prelims)

8.42 (Prelims)

4x400m Relay

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

3:55.76

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

3:18.66 * School Record

High Jump

4. Anna Cossio

1.54m

5. Collis McKenzie

1.92m

Pole Vault

1. Julia Dannenbaum

3.73m

3. Brandon Hutchison

4.61m

Triple Jump

1. Eka Jose

11.70m

N/A

 

60m

N/A

 

5. Zae Alcedo

7.02

The NCAA will announce the entrants for the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championships on Monday with the men's top-15 and women's top-17 marks garnering an invitation. The top-12 relay times will earn entry as well. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.