Sixteen Track & Field Bears Earn Midwest All-Region Honors

Sixteen Track & Field Bears Earn Midwest All-Region Honors

St. Louis, Mo., March 7, 2018 – A total of 16 Washington University in St. Louis track & field student-athletes were awarded Midwest All-Region honors by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), as announced by the association.

The top-5 individuals in each event from each region are awarded All-Region distinction, in addition to each member of the region's top-3 relay teams. A total of 772 honors were handed out to men's athletes, while 781 awards were bestowed to athletes from women's programs.

In the final Midwest Regional rankings, WashU's women rank third while the men took 10th. The women totaled 14 Midwest All-Region honors while the men collected five.

Listed below are the individuals to earn Midwest All-Region honors, the events they earned the honor in, the mark and where it ranked in the region.

Midwest All-Region Honorees


Nicky Althoff – Distance Medley Relay (11:39.39, first)

Julia Dannenbaum – Pole Vault (3.77m, second)

Sophie Grigaux – 800m (2:12.54, second)

Eka Jose – Triple Jump (11.70m, fourth)

Paige Lawler – 5,000m (16:54.24, first)

Alison Lindsay – 3,000m (9:58.48, fourth); Distance Medley Relay (11:39.39, first)

Abby Martin – Distance Medley Relay (11:39.39, first)

Sara Mesiano – 800m (2:15.98, fifth)

Heidi Nassos – Pole Vault (3.81m, first)

Jay Pittman – 60m Hurdles (9.01, tied-fifth)

Annalise Wagner – 800m (2:10.28, first); Distance Medley Relay (11:39.39, first)

Sophie Watterson – 3,000m (10:01.60, fifth)


Ethan Brodeur – Distance Medley Relay (9:48.55, second)

Thomas Gales – Distance Medley Relay (9:48.55, second)

Nick Matteucci – Mile (4:10.09, third); Distance Medley Relay (9:48.55, second)

John Harry Wagner – Distance Medley Relay (9:48.55, second)

The Bears will begin competition at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championships on Friday, March 9 at 11 a.m. in the Birmingham CrossPlex in Alabama. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.