Four Washington U. Student-Athletes Qualify for NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
St. Louis, Mo., March 4, 2012 – Four members of the Washington University in St. Louis women’s track & field team have qualified for the 2013 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships, scheduled for Friday-Saturday, March 8-9, at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.
The top 15 women’s individuals and top 13 men’s individuals, as well as the top 10 relay teams, were accepted into the competition. Washington University’s qualifiers for the championships include: senior Anne Diaz-Arrastia, junior Anna Etherington, sophomore Lucy Cheadle and freshman Emily Warner.
Diaz-Arrastia is scheduled to compete in two events for the Washington U. women – pentathlon and triple jump. She ranks 10th on the pentathlon qualifiers list with her school-record mark of 3,341 points set Feb. 2 at the Bob Keck Invite in the first pentathlon of her career. Diaz-Arrastia qualified in 12th in the triple jump with a mark of 11.61 meters, which ranks third in school history. The pentathlon is scheduled to begin with the 60-meter hurdles at 10:15 a.m. Friday. The triple jump is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.
Etherington will compete in the women’s pole vault, scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday. Her school-record mark of 3.97m was the second-best qualifying mark for the national meet. Etherington earned All-America honors in the pole vault at the 2012 Indoor Championships, clearing a height of 3.85m to finish fourth.
Cheadle will also be looking to repeat as an All-American when she competes in the 5,000 at 3:40 p.m. Saturday. She posted the seventh-fastest qualifying time in the event this season, with her school-record time of 17:04.20. Cheadle placed sixth in the 5,000 with a time of 17:19.65 at last year’s National Championships.
Warner posted the fifth-fastest qualifying time in the 800. She clocked the second-fastest time in school history (2:12.58) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Pointer Qualifier Saturday. The prelims for the women’s 800 are scheduled for 5:40 p.m. Friday, with the final running at 3:10 p.m. Saturday.