In a field of talented runners and teams with national championship aspirations, Washington University was the only school to place both its men’s and women’s teams on the podium.
For the first time in school history, a runner from both the Washington University men’s and women’s cross-country teams took home individual regional titles.
For senior Lucy Cheadle of the Washington University women’s cross-country team, this calendar year has been one filled with an NCAA title, conference records and Division I aspirations as she nears her last cross-country race for the Red and Green.
With the fastest time in the meet’s history, Washington University senior Lucy Cheadle won the University Athletic Association Championship title while leading the No. 8 women’s team to the conference title on Saturday at Forest Park. For the fourth time in school history, the No. 13 men’s team also took home the UAA title, which is its fifth straight, alongside the women.
Senior Lucy Cheadle finished first overall against a field of over 550 runners to lead the No. 6 Washington University women’s cross country team to a seventh place finish at the UW-Oshkosh AAE Invite on Saturday. The No. 16 Wash. U. men’s team placed eighth in the invite, which featured over 40 schools and several top-ranked NCAA Division II and Division III teams.
Senior Lucy Cheadle placed first to lead the No. 19 Washington University women’s cross-country team to a first-place finish, while senior Andrew Padgett also claimed first place to lead the No. 11 men’s cross-country team to a second-place finish in the Wheaton Gil Dodds Invite on Saturday in Wheaton, Ill.
While it may be hard to fathom because of this week’s intense heat wave, it’s running season for the Washington University men’s and women’s cross country teams.
After a week of tough practices in the harsh cold and wind, Washington University’s track-and-field team relied on strong performances from its standout athletes to stay competitive in the I55 Triangular meet Saturday in Bloomington, Ill. The men’s team won the meet for the third straight year while the women finished third out of three teams.
Injury and sickness marred the Washington University cross-country rosters at the NCAA Championships Saturday in Hanover, Ind. Yet the women’s team matched its national ranking, and the men’s squad attained a point total that would have tied for last season’s national title. Three All-Americans drove the efforts.
Fresh off of their top-three finishes in the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship Nov. 16, the Washington University men’s and women’s cross-country teams have built up all season for this Saturday’s NCAA Championships in Hanover, Ind. Over the last several years, both the men’s and women’s squads have reached heights unprecedented in school history.