Washington U. Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Finish Second at Rose-Hulman Twilight
Terre Haute, Ind., April 19, 2013 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s track & field teams both posted runner-up team finishes at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Twilight Meet Friday evening.
The Washington U. women won six events on their way to scoring 159.5 team points. Hanover College won the women’s team title with 165 points, while DePauw University was a distant third with 111.5. On the men’s site, host Rose-Hulman scored 169 to claim the team championship. The WUSTL men also had six event champions, finishing second in the team standings with 146 points, while Wabash College was third with 127.
Senior Ryan Doll highlighted the day for the Washington U. men, winning two individual events. He clocked a season-best of 11.04 to win the 100, and added a first-place finish in the 200 in 22.22. Sophomore James Hallwood placed third in both events, with season-bests of 11.13 in the 100 and 22.38 in the 200. Doll and Hallwood also teamed with sophomores Troy Makous and Nick Alaniva to win the 400 relay in 43.21. Alaniva added a third-pace finish in the pole vault with a clearance of 4.45m.
The Washington U. women posted a first- through third-place sweep in the pole vault, led by junior Anna Etherington’s winning clearance of 3.83m. Sophomore Claire Simons recorded the third-highest clearance in school history (3.68m) to place second overall. Simons’ mark was also a career best, and ranks seventh in NCAA Division III this season. Junior Moira Killoran placed third in the pole vault was a clearance of 3.23m.
Freshman Bri Tiffany placed first in the 1,500 with a time of 4:51.53, while juniorS Elizabeth Worley and Katy Barron finished third and fourth, respectively, in 4:56.99 and 5:00.30. Tiffany also added a third-place finish in the 800 (2:25.03). Freshman Emily Warner clocked a season-best time of 58.29 to win the 400. Tiffany, Warner, and juniors Nkele Davis and Jasmine Williams teamed up to finish second in 4:05.23.
Freshmen Joshua Clark and Britt Henderson also recorded first-place finishes for the WUSTL men. Clark finished first in the 1,500 in 4:07.83. Henderson won the 800 in 1:59.15, while Clark place third in 2:00.30. Junior Justin Rodriguez (9:06.65) and senior Victor Pinedo (9:25.34) placed first and third, respectively, in the 3,000.
The women’s 400 relay team of juniors Katie Sandson, Ahkianne Wanless, Liz Godar and Jasmine Williams clocked a winning time of 50.12. Freshman Kerrin Sunshine and sophomore Melissa Gilkey also won individual titles for Washington U. Sunshine won the 400 hurdles in 1:09.85, while Gilkey placed first in the javelin with a toss of 35.45m.
The Washington U. track & field teams return to action at the UAA Championships, scheduled for Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28 in New York City.