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.
Junior Lucy Cheadle became the first Midwest Region individual champion in Washington University history, and the No. 17 women’s cross-country team raced to third place Saturday in Rock Island, Ill. The No. 2 men’s team finished behind only No.
Making conference history Saturday in Pittsburgh, the Washington University men’s cross-country team raced to its fourth straight University Athletic Association title. The Bears, ranked No. 2 nationally, broke the record shared by themselves and New York University for consecutive conference championships.
Only two-time defending national champion North Central College edged out the No. 3 Washington University men’s crosscountry team at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Brooks Invitational Saturday, and the No. 26 women’s team placed third.
Though cross-country meets before November serve primarily as tune-ups for conference, regional and national championship meets, the Greater Louisville Classic presents an annual opportunity for Washington University to test its mettle against opponents from Divisions I and II. “It’s good experience—our goal is to do well at nationals, and so to have that experience prior […]