By the numbers: Obscure stats from the break
While Alan Aboona’s jaw-dropping performance from behind the arc on Jan. 11 was almost certainly the most noteworthy stat line in the Washington University athletic program since Student Life’s last publication on Dec. 10, it certainly wasn’t the only one that raised some eyebrows. Here are some numbers and achievements from the winter athletic teams.
3.67 meters – junior Anna Etherington’s finals mark in the pole vault in the track and field team’s Terre Haute Double Dual on Saturday. She not only beat all other Division III women’s athletes at the meet but also would have tied for second when compared to the meet’s Division I women’s athletes. (Etherington’s seed height of 4.01 meters, based on her career-best mark set last spring, would have beaten the top D-I mark of 3.82 meters.)
800 – the track and field team swept the top 3 spots in the men’s 800-meter run on Saturday (with sophomore Brendan Stone and freshmen Josh Clark and Britt Henderson finishing first through third, respectively), marking the only time this season that it has done so in any event.
10 – the length of the No. 7 women’s basketball team’s most recent winning streak, which began with an 81-46 win over No. 21 Coe College and was snapped with the team’s 56-48 loss at Rochester on Sunday afternoon. It was the longest streak since the 2009-10 season, during which the Bears had streaks of 13 and 14 consecutive wins (the latter of which culminated in a national championship).
3-1 – the men’s basketball team’s record against top-10 teams in the d3hoops.com poll since the beginning of the 2011-12 season. They beat No. 1 Augustana and No. 4 Emory last season and No. 7 Illinois Wesleyan this season before falling to No. 4 Rochester this past weekend.
4 – all four members of the women’s swim and dive team’s winning 200-yard medley relay in Saturday’s WU Invitational had the fastest splits in each respective leg in the relay—junior Chi Pham (28.29 in backstroke), junior Jennifer Tartavull (31.67 in breaststroke), freshman Amanda Stadermann (26.40 in butterfly), and junior Allison Siegel (24.48 in freestyle).
25 – number of events in which the swim and dive team has reached the NCAA ‘B’ cut mark—nine men’s events, 16 women’s events.