WashU T&F Totals Five UAA Event Titles to Lead Day One

WashU T&F Totals Five UAA Event Titles to Lead Day One

Atlanta, Ga., April 27, 2019 – The Washington University in St. Louis outdoor track & field program combined for 13 All-University Athletic Association (UAA) finishes during the conference championships in Atlanta on day one of competition including five event titles as both the nationally ranked Bears men and women are atop the leaderboard.

The No. 6-ranked women have 75 points while No. 23 Chicago is in second place with 67 points. Case Western Reserve (55), No. 9 Emory (38) and Brandeis (18) round out the women's top-five after day one.

The No. 8-ranked men tallied 67 points to outpace second place Carnegie Mellon (55). Case Western Reserve (38), Chicago (26) and New York (21) are third through five in the men's standings prior to the final day of competition.

WOMEN

Graduate student Aly Wayne set the tone for WashU in the opening event of competition. She raced to 10 points with a first place finish in the 10,000m run. Wayne's winning time of 36:43.32 was more than 11 seconds ahead of the runner-up.

Seniors Molly Shepherd and Heidi Nassos also won their respective events totaling 10 points apiece in the process. Shepherd won the 3,000m steeplechase with a season-best time of 11:11.95 while Nassos posted a season-best 3.88m mark in pole vault. Nassos' height ranks fourth in Division III, while Shepherd's time ranks 15th.

Sophomore Julia Dannenbaum also earned all-UAA honors in pole vault by placing third with a height of 3.83m. In addition, sophomores Eka Jose and Randal Walker posted all-UAA finishes as well. Jose leapt a personal-best 5.54m in the long jump to take third while Walker was second in shot-put with a season-best 12.24m throw.

MEN

Senior Tim Goblirsch claimed his first Outdoor UAA title in pole vault after winning the previous two indoor competitions. He won the event with a personal-best 4.62m mark which is 34th in Division III.

Junior Jack Sebok also claimed an event title when he posted the fastest time of three Bears to cross the line with all-UAA honors in the 3,000m steeplechase. He won the event with a time of 9:18.21 as WashU totaled 26 of 39 possible points awarded. The Bears placed first, second, third and seventh.

Junior Marco Quaroni earned all-UAA honors by placing second with a time of 9:22.97, while senior Matt Jenkins placed third with a time of 9:25.45.

Sophomore Joe Stover also earned all-UAA honors in another distance event. He placed second overall with a personal-best 31:35.95 in the 10,000m run. Freshman Ryan Allin also earned all-UAA accolades with a third place finish in long jump as he leapt to a personal-record 6.65m.

The Bears final all-UAA honors came in the final race of the day as WashU made a valiant attempt to win the 4x800m relay. The group consisting of freshman Connor Wright, sophomore Tucker Cera, freshman Jacob Ridderhoff and sophomore Arthur Santoro ultimately placed second with a time of 7:44.38.

TOP BEAR FINISHES

MEN

EVENT

WOMEN

2. Joe Stover – 31:35.95 PR

10,000m

1. Aly Wayne – 36:43.32

1. Andrew Whitaker – 15.16

110/100m Hurdles Prelims

1. Caira Watson Haynes – 14.45

3. John Harry Wagner – 48.91

400m Prelims

3. Elle Hansen – 58.65 PR

3. Eddie Wintergalen – 11.01

100m Prelims

4. Jay Pittman – 12.66 PR

1. Nick Matteucci – 1:54.01

800m Prelims

4. Emily Stegmeier – 2:17.86

8. Jared Harrison – 57.26

400m Hurdles Prelims

2. Rachel Novick – 1:04.34 PR

1. Eddie Wintergalen – 21.95

200m Prelims

7. Savannah Groos – 26.23

1. Jack Sebok – 9:18.21

3,000m Steeplechase

1. Molly Shepherd – 11:11.95 $

2. Connor Wright, Tucker Cera, Jacob Ridderhoff, Arthur Santoro – 7:44.38

4x800m Relay

4. Natalie Rogus, Emily Stegmeier, Grace Bristow, Abby Martin – 9:31.96

4. Daniel Tyszka – 47.26m

Hammer

13. Randal Walker – 36.29m

3. Ryan Allin – 6.65m PR

Long Jump

3. Eka Jose – 5.54m PR

N/A

Shot Put

2. Randal Walker – 12.24m $

1. Tim Goblirsch – 4.62m PR

Pole Vault

1. Heidi Nassos – 3.88m $

PR – Personal-Record

$ - Season-Best

UAA Event Titles

MEN

Tim Goblirsch – Pole Vault (4.62m)

 Jack Sebok – 3,000m Steeplechase (9:18.21)

WOMEN

Heidi Nassos – Pole Vault (3.88m)

Molly Shepherd – 3,000m Steeplechase (11:11.95)

Aly Wayne – 10,000m (36.43.32)

All-UAA Finishes

MEN

4x800m Relay – Connor Wright, Tucker Cera, Jacob Ridderhoff, Arthur Santoro (Second, 7:44.38)

Ryan Allin – Long Jump (Third, 6.65m)

Tucker Cera – 4x800m Relay (Second, 7:44.38)

Tim Goblirsch – Pole Vault (First, 4.62m)

Matthew Jenkins – 3,000m Steeplechase (Third, 9:25.45)

Marco Quaroni – 3,000m Steeplechase (Second, 9:22.97)

Jacob Ridderhoff – 4x800m Relay (Second, 7:44.38)

Arthur Santoro – 4x800m Relay (Second, 7:44.38)

Jack Sebok – 3,000m Steeplechase (First, 9:18.21)

Joe Stover – 10,000m (Second, 31:35.95)

Connor Wright – 4x800m Relay (Second, 7:44.38)

WOMEN

Julia Dannenbaum – Pole Vault (Third, 3.83m)

Eka Jose – Long Jump (Third, 5.54m)

Heidi Nassos – Pole Vault (First, 3.88m)

Molly Shepherd – 3,000m Steeplechase (First, 11:11.95)

Randal Walker – Shot Put (Second, 12.24m)

Aly Wayne – 10,000m (First, 36.43.32)

WashU will compete in the final day of the UAA Championships on Sunday, April 28. Field events will include: high jump, discus, javelin and triple jump. The track events scheduled are as follows: 4x100m relay, 1,500m, 100m hurdles (women), 110m hurdles (men), 400m, 100m, 800m, 400m hurdles, 200m, 5,000m and the 4x400m relay. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.