By Becca Tarter
Athletic Communications Intern
Bloomington, Ill., Feb. 1, 2020 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's and women's indoor track and field team had a combined total of 11 titles at the Titan Open Saturday hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill., with both teams having season bests in the 4x400 meter relay.
Freshman Marcus-Jay Wilkes took second in the 60m dash, breaking the school record with a time of 6.98. Senior Nick Matteucci won the one-mile with a time of 4:12.63, currently the fastest in NCAA Division III, while sophomore Jacob Ridderhoff placed second in the one-Mile (4:14.93) and is ranked third in D3.
The men's 4x400m relay of senior Greig Dimailig and juniors Andrew Whitaker, Arthur Santoro and John Harry Wagner is currently ranked fourth in D-III after a second-place finish with a time of 3:19.98.
Junior Caira Watson-Haynes led the women's team with a first-place finish in the 60m Hurdles (8.79). She is ranked first in D3. The women's 4x400m relay of sophomores Alicia Gupte and Ava Forman and juniors Rachel Novick and Sophie Grigaux ran a season best time of 4:01.50 to place second and is 11th in D3.
Nick Matteucci One-Mile - 4:12.63
Gio Alfred – 60m Hurdles- 8.16
Jacob Ridderhoff- 800m - 1:56.7
Jack Sebok- 3000m- 8:37.29
Evan Brownton - Pole Vault- 4.05m - PR
Matt Moore – Long Jump - 6.87m - PR
- The men's 800m was swept by Jacob Ridderhoff at 1:56.7, followed by Arthur Santoro (1:56.84), Jackson Cox (1:57.93), Alex Goertz (1:58.92) and Eli Ten Eyck (1:58.88).
- The women's 800m was swept by Sophie Grigaux, Sara Mesiano (2:19.22) and Emily Stegmeier (2:20.10)
UP NEXT: WashU returns to Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday, Feb. 8, to compete in the Keck D-III Select Invitational.