WashU Sweeps Titles at Friday Night Spikes Opener

WashU Sweeps Titles at Friday Night Spikes Opener

Terre Haute, Ind., Jan. 17, 2020 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's and women's indoor track and field team combined to win 19 event titles at the Friday Night Spikes Opener at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind.

The second-ranked women ran away with the meet capturing 10 events en route to 272 points, while host Rose-Hulman was second with 68 points. The No. 14 men won nine events and recorded 226 points, well ahead of second-place Rose-Hulman.

Junior Eka Jose won three events titles to lead the way for the WashU women – 60m (8.07), long jump (5.45m) and triple jump (11.74m). Jose's mark in the triple jump is second in NCAA Division III, while her mark in the long jump is ninth. Junior Sophie Grigaux moved into the top spot in DIII with her first-place finish in the 800m (2:18.38).

On the men's side, senior Nick Matteucci ran the second-fastest time in the 3000m (8:21.76), while the 4x400m relay team of senior Greigory Dimailig and juniors Andrew WhitakerArthur Santoro and John Harry Wagner is seventh in D3 (3:24.95).

In addition, freshman Gio Alfred (12th, 8.30) and Whitaker (15th, 8.34) moved into the top-15 with a 1-2 finish in the 60m hurdles. 

WOMEN
First-Place Finishes
Eka Jose – 60m – 8.07
Josephine Simon – 200m – 27.23
Elle Hansen – 400m – 1:00.75
Sophie Grigaux – 800m – 2:18.38
Paige Lawler – Mile – 5:17.64
Julia Dannenbaum – Pole Vault – 3.72m
Eka Jose – Long Jump – 5.45m
Eka Jose – Triple Jump – 11.74m
Randal Walker – Shot Put – 12.59m
4x400m Relay – Rachel Novick, Josephine Simon, Sophie Grigaux, Ava Forman – 4:04.68

MEN
First-Place Finishes
Christian Bean – 60m – 7.05
Gio Alfred – 60m Hurdles – 8.32
Chase Green – 200m – 23.54
John Harry Wagner – 400m – 50.76
Arthur Santoro – 800m – 1:59.16
Nick Matteucci – 3000m – 8:21.76
Matt Moore – Long Jump – 6.46m
4x200 Relay – Marcus-Jay Wilkes, Ian Thakur, Greigory Dimailig, Harry Mills - 1:31.66
4x400 Relay – Greigory Dimailig, Andrew Whitaker, Arthur Santoro, John Harry Wagner - 3:24.95 

WashU returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the I-55 Triangular in Bloomington, Ill.