In the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at St. Lawrence University, then-senior Lucy Cheadle’s third career individual national title headlined a historic day for the Washington University women’s track and field team. The Bears captured five top-three finishes on their way to a third-place finish at the meet, their highest in school history.
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.
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.
Men’s track and field Looking for its sixth straight University Athletic Association outdoor title, the Washington University men’s track-and-field team is projected to be in a dead heat with Carnegie Mellon University at the UAA Outdoor Championships in Chicago. According to head coach Jeff Stiles, the two are tied on paper.
Juniors Lucy Cheadle and Drew Padgett each bested school and track records as both the Washington University men’s and women’s track-and-field teams recorded top-six finishes in the largest meet of the outdoor season to date.
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.
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.
Junior runner Drew Padgett earned NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Athlete of the Week honors after his record-setting performance Saturday at the Gabby Reuveni Early Bird Meet. Padgett’s 19:10 run was the fastest in team history on the 6,000-meter course in Forest Park, and he finished 15 seconds ahead of all competitors Saturday.
With only two weeks left before the University Athletic Association Outdoor Championships, the Washington University men’s and women’s track-and-field teams showed just how prepared they are at the Saint Louis University Invitational.