Washington University’s track and field teams had another highly successful meet this weekend. Following its first-place finish at last weekend’s UAA championships, the women’s team finished fourth out of 20 at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Twilight Open.
“Getting back in the groove” was freshman Claire Voris’ response to the past four games after a 15-day layoff.
When the team last saw action on April 9, Washington University churned out 13 unanswered runs against Westminster College.
It was a different team two weeks later.
Junior Lindsay Cavarra celebrated her 21st birthday in style, hitting an RBI double that ended number one DePauw University’s 37 game winning streak.
The catcher was the only Bear to have RBIs against DePauw as her fourth inning double to right field scored sophomore Ally Berenter.
The Washington University men’s tennis team is ready and prepped to begin its second season.
The nationally-ranked No. 2 Bears concluded regular season play on Wednesday with a 7-2 victory over McKendree University and now sets its sights on this weekend’s University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships.
Washington University Crew still has two more regattas before the season ends, but both the men’s and women’s teams have raced successfully over the 2007-2008 school year.
On March 30, the team traveled to Butler, Pa. for the 2008 University Rowing Association (URA) Championship Regatta, hosted by Carnegie Mellon University.
After weeks of scrambling for funding, Washington University’s coed club tennis team obtained the necessary money to attend the Club Tennis National Championships in Caary, N.C. this past weekend. Nationwide, only 64 teams were awarded offers to attend the tournament, and Wash. U. placed 47th over the weekend.
The Lady Bears took the track by storm to take the UAA Outdoor Championship title, while the men’s team took fourth.
“It was so great because Chicago beat us in indoor [UAA conference championships],” junior Alli Alberts said. “We hadn’t lost conference in such a long time. It felt great beating Chicago on their home turf.”