WUSTL Track & Field Teams Claim 12 First-Place Finishes at Titan Triangular
Bloomington, Ill., Jan. 18, 2014 - The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s track & field teams combined to win 12 of 28 events at the Titan Triangular hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University Saturday afternoon.
No team scores were kept in the meet, which featured athletes from Greenville College, Missouri Baptist University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, in addition to Washington U. and host Illinois Wesleyan. Overall, the Bears finished with 32 top-three finishes at the meet, 16 each for the men’s and women’s teams.
Senior Jasmine Williams was a double winner for the Washington U. women, finishing first in both the long jump and high jump. She won the long jump with a leap of 5.23 meters, and cleared a height of 1.62m to finish first in the high jump.
Sophomore James Fitzhugh had a good day for the WUSTL men, placing first in the 400 in 51.31 and leading off the Bears’ winning 1,600 relay. Senior Arthur Townsend was second to Fitzhugh in the 400 (51.99), and joined Fitzhugh on the 1,600 relay, along with junior Tim Elliott and sophomore Connor Furlong.
The Washington U. men dominated the distance events, sweeping the top-four spots in the 3,000 and the top three places in the mile. Freshman Ryan Becker won the 3,000 in a time of 9:09.18, while sophomore Adam Streicher (9:09.51), sophomore Jeff Bonin (9:13.16) and freshman Brody Roush (9:19.30) finished second through fourth, respectively.
Freshman Ethan Brodeur raced to first place in the mile, finishing less than two seconds outside of Washington U.’s all-time top-three indoor list with a time of 4:19.70. Sophomores Josh Clark (4:30.76) and Vince Stephen (4:32.63) followed in second and third, respectively.
Sophomore Emily Warner led a 1-2-3 finish for the Washington U. women in the 800, placing first in a time of 2:16.27. Freshman Ashley Knudson (2:21.75) and senior Kylie Ziolkowski were second and third behind Warner. In the mile, sophomore Ellen Toennies ran a time of 5:25.41 to finish first ahead of sophomore teammate Courtney Cleveland (5:26.29). Sophomore Emily Blagg was the Bears’ final winner on the track, taking first in the 3,000 in a time of 11:20.77.
Senior Anna Etherington (3.51m) and junior Claire Simons (3.36m) finished first and second in the pole vault for the WUSTL women. The Washington U. men added a pair of field-event winners. Sophomore Alex Arteaga won the long jump with a career-best mark of 6.58m, and junior Troy Makous won the pole vault with a clearance of 4.46m.
The Washington U. track & field teams return to Bloomington for the I55 Triangular against Illinois Wesleyan and the University of Chicago at Noon Saturday, Jan. 25.