The Washington University women’s cross country team outpaced Division I DePaul University while the Bears’ men’s cross-country team fell short in a close finish to host Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Saturday at the SIUE John Flamer Invite.
Amidst sweltering heat and muddy fields, the Washington University men’s and women’s cross country team continue to stride towards national competition. Fresh off a pair of fourth-place team finishes at last year’s NCAA national meet, the Bears’ sights are firmly set on running in the championships.
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.