Track and field: Bears compete at Rhodes Open

| Senior Sports Editor

Several Washington University track and field athletes participated at the Rhodes College Open Meet in Memphis, Tenn., in which no team scores were kept. It was the Bears’ first outdoor meet of the season. According to junior Jess Londeree, athletes used the opportunity to see where they stacked up against their competition and set goals to strive for. Londeree ran a personal best, placing third in a field of 39 in the 1,500-meter run, while classmate Taryn Surtees took seventh in the 5,000 meter run. On the men’s side, junior Scott Pettit placed fourth in the pole vault, senior Alden Black took fifth in the 5,000 meter steeplechase and senior Keith England came in fifth in the javelin throw. The Bears host the Washington University Mini Meet with Wheaton College, Greenville College, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Platteville and Truman State University all day Friday at Francis Field. The team is excited to participate in the first home meet of the season.