It’s been a busy spring for Washington University athletics. But, for the most part, scheduled spring games are over, and Wash. U. athletes, just like the rest of us, are now strapping in for the push through finals week, all the while preparing for playoff matches on the other side of their exams.
The Washington University women’s track and field team won the UAA Championship, while the Red and Green men finished second at Stagg Field and Hayden Track in Chicago, Illinois.
Every athlete dreams of being just one breath away from a championship, of feeling the sensation as they cross the finish line, and hard work instantaneously transforms into sweet victory. For senior Daisy Ogede and the rest of the women’s track and field team, that moment arrived March 11.
With the indoor track and field nationals fast approaching, Washington University delivered a dominant weekend in the UAA championships, winning nine events and 19 top-five finishes.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams collected a pair of victories at the Keck Invitational, hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University Saturday.
The Washington University women’s and men’s indoor track and field teams had a strong showing in their first event of the year Saturday afternoon at the I-55 Triangular in Bloomington, Ill. The No. 1 women’s team snagged eight titles to finish first, while the No. 17 men’s team won six en route to a second-place finish.
Even without the team’s star, Daisy Ogede, the Washington University women’s track and field team still managed to shellac the rest of the UAA, scoring 48 points more than No. 16 Emory University and 59.5 more than No. 23 University of Chicago.
Even with junior and three-time University Athletic Association Most Outstanding Performer Daisy Ogede sitting out her final three events, the Bears still managed to lay an emphatic hammer down on the rest of the conference in the championship meet at Bushyhead Track this weekend.
Sometimes, second means first, at least if you’re the Washington University men’s track-and-field team. The 1,600-meter relay team needed to finish ahead of Emory University in the final event, and it did just that.
The Washington University women’s indoor track and field team cruised to a first-place finish at the Engineer Invitational while the men’s squad placed second as both teams improved upon last year’s finishes on Saturday in Terre Haute, Indiana.