WashU Concludes Competition at NCC Dr. Keeler Meet

Photos by Andrea James
Photos by Andrea James

Naperville, Ill., May 11, 2018 – The Washington University in St. Louis track & field team concluded its participation in the North Central College Dr. Keeler Meet Friday evening.

The Bears had several top eight placements including seven on the women's side and four on the men's side against various divisions of NCAA student-athletes.

Junior Abby Martin ran to a career-best 10:45.14 time in the 3,000m steeplechase as she placed third overall with Division III's seventh best time.

Sophomore Nicky Althoff, freshman Sophie Grigaux, sophomore Sara Mesiano and senior Annalise Wagner nearly matched their season-best time in the 4x400m relay. The group finished in a time of 3:54.13 which would rank 18th in Division III, but the tandem already possesses the fifth best time (3:50.75).

Grigaux placed eighth in the 800m race by nearly matching her personal-best time. She crossed the finish line in 2:13.35. Grigaux previously ran 800m in 2:12.23 at the Billy Hayes Invite which ranks 12th in the nation.

Senior Alison Lindsay placed seventh in the 1,500m race. Her 4:35.28 time ranks 26th in Division III this season.

Also posting top-eight times for the women were Heidi Nassos in the triple jump (fourth, 11.51m), junior Jay Pittman in the 200m dash (26.69) and senior Caitlin Cheeseboro in the 100m hurdles (fifth, 15.05).

Juniors Jason Singer and Eddie Wintergalen and freshmen Andrew Whitaker and John Harry Wagner had a runner-up finish in the 4x400m relay. The group's 3:15.66 time ranks 15th in Division III.

Sophomore Nick Matteucci ran to a personal-best time in the 800m, placing fifth with a time of 1:52.84 which ranks 29th in Division III.

Whitaker placed third in the 400m hurdles with a personal-best time of 53.88. His time ranks 23rd in the country and he also placed eighth in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.35.

Senior Roderick Smith placed eighth in the 200m dash. He sprinted to a time of 22.63.

Top Finishes (Rank Nationally)








Long Jump

14. Eka Jose – 4.88m

10. Ezugo Onejeme – 13.45m

Triple Jump

4. Heidi Nassos – 11.51m (35)

14. Quin Preston – 12.39m

Shot Put



4x100m Relay


17. Ethan Brodeur – 3:56.46


7. Alison Lindsay – 4:35.28 (26)

8. Andrew Whitaker – 15.35

110/100m Hurdles

5. Caitlin Cheeseboro – 15.05

11. Jon Fleming – 50.44


9. Annalise Wagner – 58.02

9. Zae Alcedo – 11.12


15. Caira Watson Haynes – 12.77

5. Nick Matteucci – 1:52.84 (29)


8. Sophie Grigaux – 2:13.35 (20*)

3. Andrew Whitaker – 53.88 (23)

400m Hurdles

11. Josephine Simon – 1:05.25

8. Roderick Smith – 22.63


4. Jay Pittman – 26.69

14. Marco Quaroni – 9:14.61


3. Abby Martin – 10:45.14 (7)

2. Jason Singer, Eddie Wintergalen, Andrew Whitaker, John Harry Wagner – 3:15.66 (15)

4x400m Relay

1. Nicky Althoff, Sophie Grigaux, Sara Mesiano, Annalise Wagner – 3:54.13 (18)

WashU will next compete in the Gregory Invite Wednesday-Thursday, May 16-17 in Naperville, Ill. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.