WUSTL Women’s Track & Field Finishes Third, Men Fourth at Engineer Invitational
Terre Haute, Ind., Jan. 26, 2013 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s track & field teams combined to win six events as the women finished third and the men placed fourth at the Engineer Invitational hosted by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Saturday.
The Washington U. women scored 115 points to place third in the team standings behind Monmouth College (144) and Bellarmine University (135). On the men’s side, the Bears finished fourth with 83.5 points. Wabash College (129), Rose-Hulman (127.5) and Monmouth (94) took the top three spots in the men’s team standings.
Junior Anna Etherington and sophomore Claire Simons both posted season-best marks to take the top two spots in the women’s pole vault. Etherington cleared 3.75 meters to win the events, and Simons finished second with a clearance of 3.35m, equaling her personal best.
In the women’s long jump, junior Jasmine Williams won with a season-best mark of 5.22m. Freshman Natasha Tillett also posted a season-best, placing third with a mark of 4.89m.
The Washington U. men had three of the top four finishers in the 800. Freshman Josh Clark won with a season-best time of 2:00.11. Senior Michael Benjamin (2:00.22) and freshman Alex Bastian (2:00.91) followed in third and fourth, respectively.
Freshman Nicole Migotsky won the women’s mile with a season-best time of 5:24.20. Senior Leslie Davis posted a personal-best time of 5:28.04 to finish fourth, while senior Lexy Millett placed fifth in 5:28.30. Migotsky also added a fourth-place finish in the 800 with a time of 2:28.55. Freshman Bri Tiffany placed second with a season-best time of 2:23.71.
The women’s 1,600 relay team of junior Nkele Davis, junior Alison Cesarz, freshman Lane Porter and freshman Emily Warner clocked a winning time of 4:00.18.
Freshman Connor Furlong, junior Arthur Townsend, freshman James Fitzhugh and senior Ryan Doll teamed up to win the 800 relay with a time of 1:32.85. Fitzhugh, Furlong, sophomore Brendan Stone and Townsend also added a fourth-place finish in the 1,600 relay with a time of 3:27.83.
The Washington University men’s and women’s track & field teams are next in action when they travel to Bloomington, Ill., for the Keck Invitational Friday-Saturday, Feb. 1-2, at Illinois Wesleyan University.