Wayne and Nassos Lead WashU’s Day 1 Charge

Photos by Andrea James
Photos by Andrea James

Naperville, Ill., May 10, 2018 – The Washington University in St. Louis finished competing in day one of the North Central College Dr. Keeler Meet Thursday evening with several nationally competitive times/marks in Division III as no team scores were kept.

Senior Aly Wayne placed fourth in the 5,000m run with DIII's ninth fastest time this year while setting a school record time. She posted a time of 16:51.50, which reset a mark by sophomore Paige Lawler set earlier this season. Sophomore Sophie Watterson placed 11th with a personal-best 17:15.17 that ranks 35th in DIII. Lawler placed 12th with a time of 17.15.31.

Junior Heidi Nassos took first place in the pole vault. She cleared a personal-best 3.92m in her third attempt at the height. Nassos' pole vault height ranks fifth in Division III this season.

Senior Jacob Rother placed fourth with a season-best height of 4.61m in the pole vault. Senior David O'Gara placed fifth in the 10,000m run with a time of 30:45.05.

Top Finishes




12. Kirby Simon – 14:47.77


4. Aly Wayne – 16:51.50

5. David O'Gara – 30:45.05


14. Katie Snodgrass – 38:17.63

15. Collis McKenzie – 1.91m

High Jump


4. Jacob Rother – 4.61m

Pole Vault

1. Heidi Nassos – 3.92m







The Bears will continue to compete in the Dr. Keeler Meet Friday, May 11. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.