WashU T&F Eyes NCAA Marks at Wartburg Qualifier

Photo by Marco Quaroni
Photo by Marco Quaroni

Waverly, Iowa, March 1, 2019 – The Washington University in St. Louis track & field program traveled to the Wartburg Qualifier to compete in the two-day event starting Friday with hopes of securing better positioning for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championships.

On Friday, the women's distance medley relay consisting of sophomore Emily Stegmeier, freshman Ava Forman, freshman Grace Bristow and senior Molly Shepherd far exceeded a seed time of 12:15.10. The group dropped more than 18 seconds of the time and finished the race in 11:57.02 to earn second place and post one of the top-10 times in NCAA Division III so far this season.

Also competing in the DMR was a group of senior Abby Martin, sophomore Rachel Novick, sophomore Sophie Grigaux and junior Sophie Watterson. The tandem crossed the finsh line in 12:00.03 which was also a top-20 time in DIII this year.